Foam Magazine is one of the most interesting international photography magazines in circulation. Published three times a year, each issue focuses on a specific theme that is interpreted and reworked by photographers who approach this art from different points of view: documentary, fashion, contemporary or historical. Inside, various portfolios signed by great names in photography, as well as emerging artists, alternate, printed on fine paper and with remarkable quality. Along with the photo, interviews and opinions of experts in the field of photography are combined with surprising and distinctive editorial choices.
Size: 23x30 cm
Binding: thread with visible spine
ISSUE 59 HISTORIES
Archives are all around us: in the form of family albums, or municipal, city and national archives. We tend to perceive them as places and spaces where memories and testimonies of stories are kept, cataloged and certified; as repositories of traces and lairs of treasures of relics and narratives. However, they are also very complicated entities, as archive building lends itself all too easily to the curation, staging, deletion and manipulation of stories.
The new issue of Foam Magazine focuses on the archive as a subject and looks at contemporary ways of interacting with archive images. The relationship between photography and the archive is symbiotic, but also intrinsically problematic, which is why the questions addressed in this edition of Foam concern the construction of archives, putting an approach to decolonial history at the center of the conversation.
Plus, find something special right at the end of this issue of Foam Magazine: the back cover of Histories features a small selection of posters from the archive of Now You See Me Moria, a joint effort between an Afghan refugee living in the largest refugee camp of Europe (located in Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos), and a photo editor based in the Netherlands, to collect photos and share stories documenting life in the camp.
We invite you to reflect on the reinvented archive, one in which collective memories of the past merge, shape the present and redirect the future.