On Sunday, October 14, the Foam Museum of Photography hosted the “RAW x FOAM: Portrait Workshop & Museum Tour” organized by the AUC Photography Committee. Dozens learned about portraiture from members of the museum as part of the various workshops hosted on Sundays to invite people to get involved in photography in an interactive way.
For 16 years, the Foam Museum of Photography has offered a dynamic and international environment to discover what photography is, from the most conceptual to the most journalistic point of view. The main aim to the museum is to make photography accessible to everyone by inviting a diverse audience: from youngsters to elders.
As part of their initiative, the photography museum organizes different activities, such as free tours on Thursdays. For 10 years, the museum has hosted workshops, inviting people to get involved in photography and art in an interactive way and bridging the traditional distance between artists and visitors, who are encouraged to express their own impressions and interpretations.
Japanese artist Masahisa Fukase, who died in 2012, left behind a large and undiscovered set of archives. During the RAW x FOAM event, a 30-minute tour was first offered to discover Fukase’s work, which is currently being displayed at the museum up until December 12, 2018. Then, the participants proceed to the Portrait photography workshop. Participant were assigned to take a photograph of someone else’s body parts, a photograph that was later printed out in order to be painted and cut out, thus offering the participants a chance to rediscover their inner child.