Foam Magazine



Amsterdam’s photography museum FOAM publishes a photography magazine, which I don’t think is very widely known, even though it clearly deserves to be. Published four times a year, FOAM (the magazine) is theme based and presents portfolios of photographers who fit into that theme, with each portfolio printed on different paper (!) to maximize the impact of the work and accompanied by an essay about the photographer. Apart from the very high quality of the image reproductions the nice thing about FOAM is that not only are you not inundated with glossy ads for camera equipment, the writing is also excellent (which, unfortunately, cannot be said for many other magazines [which shall remain unnamed here] whose articles read like contributions to obscure sociological seminars - to invert the old joke about Playboy Magazine, those you can really only buy for the pictures).