The one that impressed me most was the retrospective exhibition of Joel Sternfeld (1944, New York). He's one of the pioneers of color photography. 'A constant factor in his work is his native land America, its inhabitants and the traces left by people on the landscape. With a subtle feeling for irony and an exceptional feeling for color, Sternfeld offers us an image of daily life in America over the last three decades.' There were more than hundred photos from ten different series.
|Mclean, Virginia, 1978 (C) Sternfeld and Luhring Augustine, New York|
I was really surprised by the work of Joel Sternfeld, I've to admit his work was completely new to me. He's such a brilliant photographer. It was great to see photos from the 80s that were shot in color (back in the days, they mostly shot in black and white). If you have the chance, go to FOAM and see it for yourself!
Another exhibition we visited was the one called 'The Tribe', by Pavel Prokopchik (Russia, 1982). Pavel Prokopchik lives in The Netherlands since 2001 and has studied photography in Den Haag. Pavel Prokopchik has been spending several months living with a group of young people in Russia who have chosen an alternative lifestyle, away from politics and a materialistic society. More information can be found here.
|Lama and at that time his girlfriend Nastya, Sleeping after arriving to Utrisch. Krasnodarsky kray, Russia © Pavel Prokopchik|
|Amsterdam Canal. Sorry for the watermark, but this one is for sale (as a print) so that's why ;) © Lieke Huiting|
|For the love of oldtimer cars. Lucky shot, the boy was smiling at us :) © Lieke Huiting|
|Strangers passing by. © Lieke Huiting|
|Bikes = Amsterdam :) © Lieke Huiting|
|Amsterdam Underground, Public Transport - to be. Building the Noord/Zuid-lijn. © Lieke Huiting|