Sophia Foerster
writer / photographer

Milwaukee born and raised… grew some wings and migrated to Paris. An explorer and artist, I want to uncover the real world and its hidden beauty.

Sophia has a background in art, is a painter, writer, musician and photographer. She studies at the American University of Paris as well as being Art Director for the Paris-based anglophone magazine The Peacock, and in her own time a freelance photographer and writer.

Sophia Foerster
writer / photographer

Milwaukee born and raised… grew some wings and migrated to Paris. An explorer and artist, I want to uncover the real world and its hidden beauty.

Sophia has a background in art, is a painter, writer, musician and photographer. She studies at the American University of Paris as well as being Art Director for the Paris-based anglophone magazine The Peacock, and in her own time a freelance photographer and writer.

  • Grey Crawford. Chroma, 1978–85, Vol 1
    Publication
    Beam Editions
    International
    In 1978 Grey Crawford created a body of colour photographic work that was so radical in its aesthetic and technique that few people to this day understand how it was made. Chroma documents late 70s Los Angeles in a period of radical urban transformation. Scenes of vernacular architecture, demolition sites and everyday places are contrasted with graphic forms that float on the surface and sit within the image. (more…)
  • Jimmy DeSana: Salvation
    Publication
    Primary Information
    International
    Salvation is a previously-unpublished artist book by Jimmy DeSana that he conceptualized shortly before his death in 1990. The publication contains 44 of the artist’s late photographic abstractions that quietly and poetically meditate on loss, death, and nothingness. Depicted within the works are images of relics, body parts, flowers, and fruits that DeSana altered using collage and darkroom manipulations to create pictures that are both intimate and other-worldly. (more…)
  • Imran Perretta: tears of the fatherland
    Mar 8 – Jun 9, 2024
    Secession
    Wien, Austria
    Imran Perretta’s transdisciplinary practice spans moving image, sound, composition, performance art, and poetry. His works examine questions around power, state surveillance, alterity, neo-coloniality, and the process of identity formation in young people of Muslim heritage in Western countries in the post-9/11 era. His approach to these concerns is informed by his own experience: as a British citizen with Muslim roots, he is familiar with the challenges his works grapple with. (more…)
  • Peter Hujar: Rialto
    May 2 – Sep 1, 2024
    The Ukrainian Museum
    New York, USA
    The Ukrainian Museum is excited to present the exhibition Peter Hujar: Rialto, opening on 2 May 2024. Peter Hujar (1934-1987) exemplified the downtown New York arts scene. He was born to an immigrant family, and his Ukrainian grandmother raised him exclusively in the Ukrainian language until he was 5 years old. His difficult and unstable upbringing in a troubled household influenced his artistry and vision significantly as Hujar turned to a career in photography. (more…)
  • Atiéna R. Kilfa: Special Effect
    May 4 – Sep 8, 2024
    Den Frie
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    With Special Effect, Atiéna R. Kilfa presents a new body of works consisting of a short film and two large scale pencil drawings. In continuation of Kilfa’s investigation and restructuring of cinematic archetypes, Special Effect homes in on the nondescript figure of a man sitting at a desk. Shot in black and white, the film eerily evokes a timelessness of the figure by bringing it in resonance with pictorial genres reminiscent of various eras from German Expressionist cinema to the golden age of Hollywood film noir, fast forward to its 4K quality of today. (more…)