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Foam Magazine issue #33 / Trip

Foam Magazine issue #33 / Trip

Press release Foam Magazine, Amsterdam, 10 December 2012

Foam Magazine announces the release of Foam Magazine #33/ Trip. This issue will be officially launched on 20th December in &Foam and will be available in shops from the end of December 2012.

Foam Magazine #33/Trip is all about travel, about the sense of being in transit, in a place or in a dimension where things are different from the way they are at home, or in real life. Foam Magazine goes beyond a literal interpretation of the theme, as travel is ultimately more a mental state than a physical effort. The word Trip is therefore the word that best describes the theme of this issue: from road trip to mental trip. Foam Magazine brings the subject alive in eight quite different portfolios, taking our readers on eight diverse journeys, ranging from the fantastical to the concrete, from the conceptual to the extremely stylized. Trip shows the work of: Nils Strindberg, Todd Hido, Jan Hoek, Cristina De Middel, Anne Sophie Merryman, Erwin Olaf, Ricardo Cases, Thomas Mailaender and an extensive interview of Roma Publications.

We travel with ninetheenth-century photographer Nils Strindberg on a fatal polar expedition, pictures of which have survived almost by a miracle. Todd Hido stays closer to home, photographing muddy country roads in the west of the United States through the wet windscreen of his car. Young Dutch photographer Jan Hoek travelled to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and made portraits of the many mentally ill people who live on the streets there. Bizarre and surrealistic in equal measure is the project by Cristina De Middel, just shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2013, about The Afronauts - spacemen in the heart of Africa. And that the world contains many remarkable and often ambiguous places is clear from the weird and wonderful selection of picture postcards taken from the collection of the equally mysterious Mrs. Merryman.

Paradise by Erwin Olaf is a hallucinatory trip, with nightmarish qualities, through a fantastical world full of hedonistic partygoers. No less hallucinatory are the painted pigeons that Ricaro Cases came across in Spain and recorded in all their colourful absurdity. Then there are the owners of the piled-high cars that Thomas Mailaender photographed as drily humorous typologies of migration and mobility. Together these portfolios offer an enthralling trip through the landscape of contemporary photography.

Foam Magazine is also very proud to present in this issue of the Magazine an extensive interview of Roma Publications. Founded in 1998 by graphic designer Roger Willems and artist Mark Manders, they quickly established themselves as one of the best independent art publishers in the Netherlands.

Have a good trip!


For any additional information, including interview requests with the photographers or images, please contact the communication department of Foam Magazine: | T:+31 20 462 20 62 | Foam Magazine is a quarterly international photography magazine, published by Foam Amsterdam and branding agency Vandejong | Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, Lecturis Printing Company, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Hexspoor Group. Foam Magazine | ISBN 9789070516284| Suggested price €19,50 | 216 pages

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For any additional information and images or interview requests with the photographers, please contact the communication department of Foam Magazine: | T:+31 20 462 20 62 |