About the part that art plays in a globalising society

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Foam or Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam is an international and multifaceted photography museum, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The museum has four different exhibitions at any given time in which different photographic genres are shown, such as documentary, art, and fashion. Next to large exhibitions by well-known photographers, Foam also shows the work of young and upcoming photographers, in shorter-running exhibitions.

Foam is rooted in the need to make photography accessible to everyone. As a tool that has the potential to connect and encourage dialogue, Foam serves as a platform for conversation, contemplation, and connection with visual culture and the world around us. With a critical and open approach, Foam wants to confront and challenge the role of photography. Its series of activities, including exhibitions, publications, debates, and educational programmes, continue to lead in new ways as they showcase exceptional photography that can question and inspire everyone.

The museum contains a café, a library, a bookshop, and a commercial gallery called Foam Editions. The museum also publishes a quarterly international photography magazine called Foam Magazine.