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Projects

Foam has a project location in Amsterdam Nieuw-West where neighbourhood residents become acquainted with the power of photography. Photography is used to allow residents to think about the neighbourhood and living in it with each other.


Third anniversary West Side Stories

Third anniversary West Side Stories

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Ahlan Nederland, Hallo Marokko!

Ahlan Nederland, Hallo Marokko!

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Double portraits in the A.H. Gerhardhuis

Double portraits in the A.H. Gerhardhuis

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Jong & Oud in Nieuw-West

Jong & Oud in Nieuw-West

June 2012

West Side Stories, the project location of Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, has six elderly residents and six youngsters (14 to 18) visit and portaying eachother.The project results in an exhibition for the neighbourhood at West Side Stories as well as a series of postcards.

Special photography exhibition on billboards

Special photography exhibition on billboards

January 2012

Now that West Side Stories is halfway through its project, it's time to show the most extraordinary results. Pictures are exhibited on billboards throughout the district .The photos have been made ​​by children, adolescents, adults and the elderly: a unique look at District 5.

West Side Stories in the Bierens de Haanbuurt

West Side Stories in the Bierens de Haanbuurt

January 2012

West Side Stories, the project location of Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, has been on a search for personal stories from new and old residents in the Bierens de Haanbuurt. Together with them we bring up memories of the past and are telling stories of the present.

What's Next in Nieuw-West

What's Next in Nieuw-West

November 2011

What will a camera be able to do in the future? Where will we see photo's in a 100 years time? West Side Stories, the project location of Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, askes the residents of Amsterdam New-West how the view the future of photography. West Side Stories also asked the ...

Promote Yourself

Promote Yourself

August 2011

How can you make a good photo of yourself that will represent you properly and reflect your ambition?
The Promote Yourself workshop was held for young people between 16 and 21 from the Amsterdam Nieuw-West district on 26 & 27 August, from 13:00-17:00.

Nieuw-West, Thuis Best

Nieuw-West, Thuis Best

September 2011

What's behind your front door? What does the house of the people across the street look like inside? In the Nieuw-West, Thuis Best [At Home in Nieuw-West] exhibition, for and about area residents, West Side Stories took a peek behind the neighbourhood's front doors to show how residents live.

Workshop with Dana Lixenberg

Workshop with Dana Lixenberg

April 2011

As a feature of the Set Amsterdam exhibition in Foam Amsterdam, photographer Dana Lixenberg held a three-part photography workshop at West Side Stories.

Express Your Best

Express Your Best

The festive kick-off of Express Your Best takes place on 30 March.
Young people from the Nieuw-West district will have the chance to get acquainted with a variety of artistic and cultural activities which will be offered in Buurt 5 this year. There are workshops by Foam, UCee Station and Studio West.

AH Gerhardhuis

AH Gerhardhuis

Digital cameras are not household objects for most 80 year olds. Foam invited the elderly residents of the A.H. Gerhardhuis* to rediscover the medium of photography. After taking a crash course in portrait photography, they went to work with digital cameras. By photographing one another, the senior citizens got to know each other better and also were introduced to digital photography, often for the first time.

Ahmet Polat Fashion shoot

Ahmet Polat Fashion shoot

During the autumn holiday, young people from Amsterdam New-West had the opportunity to work with a professional photographer. The Dutch-Turkish photographer Ahmet Polat presented participatory workshops for them within the scope of his exhibition Kemal's Dream at Foam.

Orion College AG Bell

Orion College AG Bell

In July 2010, a small group of pupils from the Orion College AG Bell* became acquainted with the Confucius neighbourhood in Amsterdam New-West. They visited the exhibition at the Foam project location and created special portraits of each other. The students also helped to promote the project by distributing flyers to Buurt 5 residents.

Portiekportiers

Portiekportiers

The Buurt 5 neighbourhood has become more pleasant to live in thanks to the Portiekportiers*. During a series of photography workshops, the Portiekportiers took special photos of their favourite places in Buurt 5.

Sloterplasfestival

Sloterplasfestival

West Side Stories also attends festivals in the New-West district, and was active at the Sloterplas Festival 2010.

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West Side Stories
West Side Stories

Where
Confuciusplein 14, Amsterdam

Opening hours

Wednesday 14.00 to 18.00
Saturday 11.00 to 17.00


Contact
Garance Camping
+31 (0)20 5516500
+31 (0)6 47864814 (wed.-sat.)
garance[at]foam.org

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