The latest issue of Foam Magazine in the Periodicals Section of the SVA Library is entitled “Back to the Future. The 19th Century in the 21st Century.” The issue focuses on the work of contemporary photographers whose work “rearrange[s], reinterpret[s], adopt[s] and recycle[s] themes, techniques and ideas from the nineteenth century, always in a contemporary way, using digital techniques, new materials and contemporary motifs.” Marloes Krijnen, Foam’s editor-in-chief, writes in her editor’s note that photographic anachronisms between the current century and the nineteenth are particularly interesting in that they present a tension between early, idealistic endeavours in the medium and more recent digitized interventions. The issue features work by photographers Khadija Saye, Tim Barber, Trevor Paglen and Liz Nielsen, among several others. The publication itself is a beautiful object. Printed three times a year on several types of heavy paper (coated and uncoated) and beautifully bound and designed, Foam is dedicated to showcasing the portfolios of some of the best artists working in photography today. Come by the Periodicals Collection for a flip through this particularly well-designed glossy.
Feb 06 2018