Foam Magazine 53
What was once called fashion photography finds itself nowadays positioned along a much broader spectrum of intentions and visual cues. Photographers are borrowing from the aesthetics of fashion, moving away from creating glamorous ideals towards telling stories of social and political inclusivity, diversity, identity, everyday life and an ever changing panorama of lifestyles.
In this issue of Foam Magazine, we present the portfolios of 16 photographers, artists and collectives, each adopting distinct and empowering approaches to contemporary fashion photography. We’ve also had the chance to include a number of insightful and inspiring interviews with people from the fashion photography field. Alongside this, we feature a long form interview between curator Zoé Whitley and fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, discussing fashion and identity. Furthermore, we are pleased to share an interview between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, and Tyler Mitchell. They covered optimism, utopias, and how photography can be a way of achieving the impossible. Running throughout are interventions by invited fashion magazines sharing their editorial visions.
Foam Magazine #53: Adorned, The Fashionable Issue
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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, featuring both world-renowned image makers and relatively unknown emerging talent.
Each issue contains multiple portfolios printed on carefully considered paper. Interviews and opinions by experts in the field of photography are combined with 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.
Foam Magazine connects a global network of photographers, photography enthusiasts and professionals and is available worldwide. The magazine is a publication of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published three times a year by 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.
3,238 projects, by 1,619 authors, born between 1983 and 2001, coming from 69 different countries. A total of 3,457 images. The 2020 edition of the Foam Magazine Talent Issue contains a selection of 20 artists from a fascinating pool of submissions. A wide spectrum of themes, techniques and approaches that once again lets us say — yes, photography is very well alive and in very good health. As it is alive, it is changing, evolving, creating ramifications and cross-pollinating. Most importantly, as the access to opportunity increases, the panorama becomes more and more fertile — and it’s beautifully blossoming.
The Talent Issue this year is even more special: for the first time in the history of Foam Magazine we are releasing two different covers, one with an image by Kamonlak Sukchai and the other by Alba Zari. These two wonderful images represent the extremes of the very broad spectrum in image making that we had the honour of exploring while browsing the submissions of the Talent Call. We also present a conversation between Mariama Attah and Ghanaian artist Eric Gyamfi, who was part of the Talents 2019 and then winner of the Paul Huf Award 2019. While we were almost ready to print, we received fantastic news: for the second time, Foam Magazine has received the award for Best Magazine of the Year by the Lucie Foundation, announced during a gala at the Carnegie Hall in New York!
Foam Magazine #55 Talent (2020) | Cover Alba Zari
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS
Aàdesokan, Sofia Borges, Adji Dieye, Rahima Gambo, Eric Gyamfi, Karla Hiraldo Voleau, Benoît Jeannet, Tommy Kha, Luther Konadu, Simon Lehner, Matthew Leifheit, Alexandra Lethbridge, Elsa Leydier, Douglas Mandry, Pat Martin, Philip Montgomery, Camillo Pasquarelli, Anastasia Samoylova, Simone Sapienza, George Selley, Micha Serraf, Hashem Shakeri, Gao Shang, Kamonlak Sukchai, Dustin Thierry, Guanyu Xu, Yorgos Yatromanolakis, Ali Zanjani, Alba Zari
Mariama Attah, Henri Badaröh, Iatã Cannabrava, Brian Curtin, Christa Dee, Marcel Feil, Brad Feuerhelm, Allen Frame, Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, Taco Hidde Bakker, John Hilliard, Kim Knoppers, Mirjam Kooiman, Russet Lederman, Diane Lima, Shaka McGlotten, Elisa Medde, Marc Mouarkech, Azu Nwagbogu, Iheanyi Onwuegbucha, Jaime Lowe, Liz Sales, Aaron Schuman, Shamita Sharmacharja, Diane Smyth, Valentine Umansky, Leslie Wilson, Duncan Wooldridge
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 and 2019.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the Niemeijer Fund and the VandenEnde Foundation. Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Printed on selected specialised paper