This issue is about the past in the present, a photo records an event or moment from a time in the past that is completed. Eight portfolios have been selected that represent the photo as a trace of absence. A photograph shows us what was, whereas the photo itself is. As an object and representation, a photograph has an existence all its own, acquiring its own history.
Ishiuchi Miyako photographed the remains of clothing worn by atom bomb victims in her series Hiroshima. Willem Popelier chronicles the lives of himself and his twin brother in the project ¬¬¬__ and Willem, censoring the unapproved work which is presented as photographic facts. The La Brea Matrix is also featured in this issue, a combination of six German photographers who travelled to Los Angeles in order to discover new perspectives previously shown in Stephen Shore’s iconic images.
Also included, an extensive interview with Diane Dufour, director of Le Bal speaking to Marc Feustel about the relationship between the real and the possible ways of representing it. Plus an ‘On My Mind’ feature from 6 cultural figures talking about images on their minds and plenty of book reviews.
Published Winter 2010
Printed on selected specialized paper
841 grams / 0.84 kg
Contributing Artists and Photographer
Antoine D´Agata, Robert Frank, James D. Griffioen, Gert Jan Kocken, Seba Kurtis, Anni Leppälä, Ishiuchi Miyako, Willem Popelier, Johannes Schwartz, The La Brea Matrix (Jens Liebchen, Janko Woltersmann, Max Regenberg, Oliver Sieber, Olaf Unverzart, Robert Voit and Stephen Shore)
Maria Barnas, Jörg Colberg, Marcel Feil, Marc Feustel, Philip Gefter, Sebastian Hau, Mika Kobayashi, Harri Laakso, Christoph Schaden, Aaron Schuman, Sophie Wright
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
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