Central to this issue are the widely differing strategies for reporting on ´the world´. Eight portfolios reveal a critical attitude towards the medium, the function of news images were to primarily provide us with convincing proof and accuracy of reports, now after fundamental changes have taken place in the dynamics of photography, major shifts have rocked photojournalism in particular.
Visible in the work of Michael Christopher Brown in Libya created with an app on his iPhone, Chris de Bode´s coverage of the exodus of refugees from the same country, or Mikhael Subotzky and Patrick Waterhouse´s portrayal of the Johannesburg apartment tower and its residents. This issue reveals the artists´ continual engagement and critical awareness of photographic images as reports.
Also included, an extensive interview with Lev Manovich, an expert on new media and information technology. Plus an ‘On My Mind’ feature from 6 cultural figures talking about images on their minds and plenty of book reviews.
Published Summer 2011
Printed on selected specialized paper
965 grams / 0.97 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographers
Chris de Bode, Jan – Dirk van der Burg, Florian Braun, Michael Christopher Brown, Amirali Ghasemi, Erik Jepsen, Aernout Mik, Doug Rickard, Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky, Rolls Tohoku, Patrick Waterhouse
Geoffrey Batchen, Clare Butcher, Marcel Feil, Marc Feustel, Robert Hariman, Sebastian Hau, Max Houghton, Erin O´Toole, Sabine Maria Schmidt, Gloria Sutton, Marta Weiss
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and Creative Agency Vandejong and is distributed by Frame Publishers.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Program are supported by the Niemeijer Fund.
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