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Santu Mofokeng: Stories

Santu Mofokeng: Stories

This year marks the 25th anniversary of South Africa’s first democratic elections, followed by the inauguration of Nelson Mandela as president in 1994. This historic event marked the end of apartheid: a regime of institutionalised racial segregation that was in effect from 1948 to 1991. South African photographer Santu Mofokeng (b. 1956) documented the everyday lives of rural sharecroppers and…
The Marubi Dynasty: A hundred years of Albanian studio photography

The Marubi Dynasty: A hundred years of Albanian studio photography

In the exhibition The Marubi Dynasty – A hundred years of Albanian studio photography, Foam is showing a selection of photos from the archive of the Albanian photographic studio Marubi (1856-1959). Three generations of photographers made studio portraits of a wide variety of people, ranging from the urban bourgeoisie, shepherds, the Ottoman emperor and King Zog, to criminals and famous…
Mike Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints

Mike Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints

Between 1915 and 1959, American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) made portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas. Only after his death did his work become known internationally and regarded as a typical example of classic American portrait photography. Foam is staging a major retrospective, with 182 vintage photographs, including a number of 8…
Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

Francesca Woodman: On Being an Angel

Foam shows an overview of the exceptional and intense work of an American photographer, Francesca Woodman (1958-1981). Woodman used photography as an extremely personal means of expression, as if wearing her skin inside out, making herself the only subject of her work. Her photographs were shown in a number of major international exhibitions and they have inspired artists all over…
Noémie Goudal – The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

Noémie Goudal – The Geometrical Determination of the Sunrise

Foam presents the first solo museum exhibition by Noémie Goudal (Paris, 1984). As one of the great talents of a new generation of French photographers, in recent years she has developed a distinctive visual language with which she is uniquely positioned within the field of contemporary photography. By using a mixture of photography, film and installation she examines the visual…
Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

Vivian Maier – Street Photographer

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer is a retrospective exhibition featuring the work of a female street photographer whose impressive oeuvre was only discovered at the end of her life – and then immediately caused a worldwide sensation. Vivian Maier (New York, 1926 – 2009) worked as a professional nanny throughout her life. In her free time, she documented life in large…