Joël Sternfeld’s “Color Photographs since 1970” is exhibiting at Foam Amsterdam until the 3rd of March.
The innovative dutch photography museum is presenting the first major retrospective exhibition in the Netherlands of the work of Joel Sternfeld (1944, New York), one of the pioneers of color photography. Foam is showing more than one hundred photos from ten different series in an exhibition spanning two floors. A highlight is Sternfeld’s early work from the 1970s, which has never been previously exhibited. A large selection from famed series such as American Prospects, the result of his legendary journey through the United States, and Stranger Passing will also be on show. A constant factor in his work is his native land America, its inhabitants and the traces left by people on the landscape. With a subtle feeling for irony and an exceptional feeling for color, Sternfeld offers us an image of daily life in America over the last three decades.
Here are two photographs taken with my Iphone.
Foam Amsterdam exhibits all genres of photography. It’s a museum with international allure and a creative hub where photographers can meet and participate in forums and symposiums. Along with larger exhibitions of established famous photographers, Foam also exhibits emerging young talent in smaller short-term shows.
Foam Amsterdam hosts several exhibitions at once, ranging in genre from fine art, documentary, applied, historical and contemporary photography. Foam also issues its own international photography magazine (Foam Magazine) and organises special tours, lectures and discussions, films and other events on a regular basis.