This issue focuses on the relation between art and artist, investigating the distinction between artists and photographers who concern themselves primarily with the complex outside world and their relation to it, and those who occupy themselves specifically with their personal existence.
Featuring six diverse bodies of work from six photographers who approach this multifaceted nature of contemporary photography. Dag Nordbrenden successfully recreated old portraits from old family photo albums in the project Be Yourself Tonight, comparing the past and present and how they relate. Jan Rothuizen has spent years collecting portraits of people who resemble himself or his features, using these hundreds of portraits to construct an elaborate parallel reality. A selection of Sophie Calle’s Autobiographies an ongoing work combining text and image in a narrative work where she often investigates herself as a fictional figure.
Plus, contributors, family and friends of Foam Magazine bare all and have their aura photos taken, Self features the results.
Published November 2004
Printed on selected specialized paper
630 grams / 0.63 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographers
Machiel Botman, Sophie Calle, Marnix Goossens, Anesta Grzesykowska & Jan Smaga, Dag Nordbrenden, Jan rothuizen
Cécile Camart, Marcel Feil, Eivind Furnesvik, Martine van Kampen, Marek Krajewski, John Oomkes, Dirk van Weelden
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
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