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Photo News – Foam for You launches short film featuring Jessica Backhaus and invites amateur photographers to contribute to Wonder Flickr group

Foam For You has launched the second in its series of short films with Jessica Backhaus giving an insight into her working practice as she explores the theme Wonder for Foam magazine. Backhaus featured in Hotshoe magazine way back in April/may 2006 with her series Jesus and the Cherries.

Jesus and the Cherries, © Jessica Backhaus

“Foam For You is an online resource which features professional photographers providing inspiration and advice for amateurs looking to improve their own work. At the core of Foam For You’s content is a series of extended films about the work of three internationally renowned artists: Michael Wolf (USA), Jessica Backhaus (GER) and Melanie Bonajo (NL).

“They have given Foam exclusive access to their working practice in three fifteen minute documentaries. They explain the thinking behind their work and, in particular, how it relates to themes taken from different issues of Foam Magazine, in which their work appeared.”

What’s more, the best ones will appear in a gallery on the Foam website and you could win a year’s subscription to Foam Magazine.

Filed under: short films, Women Photographers Tagged: audience participation, Flickr, Foam for You, Foam magazine, Jessica Backhaus, photography inspiration, short film, Wonder

Still/Life at Foam Amsterdam


Fruit, 2008. © Krista van der Niet

Still/Life – Contemporary Dutch Photography

Exhibition on view:
September 9th–October 26th, 2011

Foam Amsterdam:
Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 5516500

In celebration of the organization’s 10-year anniversary, Foam will be hosting the group exhibition, Still/Life at Foam Amsterdam.  The exhibition is a modern take on the classic genre of still life. It features a large group of contemporary Dutch photographers, including Aperture-published artists Melanie Bonajo, Anne de Vries, and Marnix Goossens. Bonajo and Vries were featured in Aperture issues 199 and 195, respectively, and Goossens was featured in the Aperture book Photo Art: Photography in the 21st Century.

Photo Radio Blog by Lauren Henkin

I try to keep posts about my own photo career to a minimum on Lenscratch, but wanted to acknowledge the terrific Photo Radio blog by Lauren Henkin, and a series of recent interviews she conducted at Photolucida, one of which, was with me! Other interviews conducted at Photolucida are with Melanie McWhorter from photo-eye, photographer Cat Gwynn, and Fraction Magazine’s David Bram. There are more to come, and be sure to book mark this site for future good listening!