Issue 1 - Dutch Delight
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Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year around a specific theme. The magazine serves as a platform for all kinds of photography: from documentary to fashion and contemporary to historic.
Each issue contains:
- multiple portfolios by world-renowned image makers and emerging photography talent
- interviews and opinions by experts in the field of photography
- surprising and distinctive editorial choices
Foam Magazine has been awarded several prizes for both its high-grade graphic design and the quality of its content. Most recently, Foam Magazine was awarded Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2017. The magazine is a publication of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund. Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
The Other Issue explores the many declinations of the word other in connection to photography and visual culture. We investigate its creation and ramifications in relation to people and nature — along a spectrum that touches upon transhumanism and the ‘other-than-human’, in connection to the Anthropocene and ecology. The presented portfolios in Foam Magazine #56: Elsewhere - The Other Issue re-appropriate and redress entrenched power balances, propose forms of resistance, resilience, and rejection, focus on under-represented communities, investigate the tourist’s gaze, expose the cabinet of curiosities and question stories and narratives that art history has provided us.
Next to the portfolios, the magazine presents a wide-ranging interview with Graciela Iturbide, the grande dame of Mexican photography, for whom the richness of the native cultures of Mexico and the need for the recognition of women’s rights are important sources of inspiration. The portraits of Graciela are a direct result of teamwork by Mexican-British artist Alinka Echeverría, whose work appeared in our 2017 Talent issue, and Graciela Iturbide herself. Moreover, the feature What's New introduces a column by artist Laia Abril on her multi- year research On Misogyny. Laia Abril has recently been named recipient of the 2020 Foam Paul Huf Award.