Photography Organization

Foam is all about photography.

Foam is an internationally operating organisation in the field of photography, based in Amsterdam.

Foam informs and inspires the widest possible audience by presenting all facets of contemporary photography.

We accomplish this by organizing a range of activities. These vary from exhibitions to publications, debates and educational projects. Foam discovers, develops, defines, publishes and stimulates. In this process, scouting and presenting young, emerging talent is one of our distinguishing qualities. Many activities take place from within the Amsterdam museum, but for specific projects, Foam will also approach an international audience.

Foam frequently organises events abroad, often in close collaboration with our partners. Foam is situated in the heart of the international photography community and aims to be constantly up-to-date. We respond to the latest developments in photography with original yet relevant projects, and are not afraid to break with tradition and strike new paths. In this process, quality, flexibility, innovation, accessibility and entrepreneurship are core values.

Authored Articles
I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating
Alec Soth
This exhibition comprised of large scale portraits and interiors focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about...
Vivian Maier: Works in Color
Jun 1 - Sep 13, 2020
Deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record, these works capture the street life of Chicago...
Adorned: The Fashionable Show
Dec 13, 2019 – Mar 11, 2020
The exhibition presents fashion related photography projects created by a new generation of visual artists for whom fashion and...
Foam Talents 2019
January 13 - March 3, 2019
The 20 selected artists give insight to the position of contemporary photography, pushing the medium with striking ease, making...
I Can Make You Feel Good
Tyler Mitchell
Mitchell captures young black people in gardens, parks or in idyllic studio backdrops where they appear as free, expressive,...
Senta Simond / Rayon Vert
Sep 7 – Oct 18, 2018
Simond's work is an intimate approach to the female body and portraiture. Her photographs feature a circle of acquaintances...
Foam Talent / 20 Artists
Sep 1 – Nov 12, 2018
Foam presents the work of 20 new talents selected from the an international open call for photographers under 35....
Jacob Riis: The Other Half
Through Apr 15, 2018
This exhibition comprises vintage photographs by Riis, viewed as one of the founders of documentary photography, in a series...
Next Level: Anouk Kruithof
Nov 17, 2017 – Jan 28, 2018
Foam presents the first major solo museum exhibition by Anouk Kruithof (1981, Dordrecht) as part of the exhibition series...
Our 5th Year Anniversary
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We are rounding out our fifth year with nearly 3 million visits strong. A very exciting journey it has been, indeed.
The Shadow Pandemic
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This other virus, which has existed for a far greater period of time and whose rate of contagion is...
Future Now Symposium 2019
March 7-8, 2019 / York, UK
We are living in a time of globalization, expansion and media saturation. We communicate instantly, yet with alarming disconnect....
The American Document / Part II
Fractured States / Peter van Agtmael
After returning from years of war coverage, van Agtmael tries to piece together the memory, identity, race, class, and...
Mirroring Life: André Kertész
Sep 15, 2017 – Jan 10, 2018
This retrospective of Kertész marshals a large number of black & white prints as well as a selection of...
Life in Color
Jacques Henri Lartigue
Although his jovial black and white photographs are some of his most recognizable, Jacques Henri Lartigue's early experiments in...