Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

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Fee: €8

Sun. 10 AM–6 PM
Mon. 10 AM–6 PM
Tue. 10 AM–6 PM
Wed. 10 AM–6 PM
Thu. 10 AM–9 PM
Fri. 10 AM–9 PM
Sat. 10 AM–6 PM
Keizersgracht 609
Amsterdam, Amsterdam 1017 DS
31 (0)20 5516500

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The Foam (website) is a Museum in Amsterdam.
Official description from Foam:
Foam is for photographers, picture editors, designers and all those who have a passion for photography. We focus especially on exhibitions, publications, discussions and specific projects relevant to contemporary themes in this field. Of course, well known photographers and historical work has an important place on our agenda. But special attention in our exhibition programme and elsewhere is also given to nurturing upcoming artists.
Wikipedia excerpt:
Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam is a photography museum located at the Keizersgracht in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The museum has four different exhibitions at any given time in which many different photographic genres are shown, such as documentary, art and fashion. Two shows which received much critical acclaim as well as many visitors were Henri Cartier-Bresson - A Retrospective, containing the work by French photographer and Magnum founder Henri Cartier-Bresson and Richard Avedon - Photographs 1946 -2004, a major retrospective of the work by Richard Avedon. Next to large exhibitions by well-known photographers, Foam also shows the work of young and upcoming photographers, in shorter running exhibitions. The museum contains a cafe, a library, a commercial gallery called FoamEditions, as well as a bookshop. Foam received permission in November 2001 from the city council for the start-up. On December 13, 2001, Foam opened its doors with its first exhibition Dutch Delight. In a short space of time more than 7000 people visited the exhibition in which Dutch light played a prominent or self-evident role.

Promotional images for exhibits from Foam official site

Current Exhibitions

Apr 01, 2011 – Jun 08, 2011
Photojournalism is in the midst of a remarkable, and singularly unexpected, renaissance. New practices, strategies, viewpoints, techniques, and agents have radically transformed the institutions and the fundamental concepts of the field.
Official Foam Links
aGogh in Amsterdam

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