What was once called fashion photography finds itself nowadays positioned along a much broader spectrum of intentions and visual cues. Photographers are borrowing from the aesthetics of fashion, moving away from creating glamorous ideals towards telling stories of social and political inclusivity, diversity, identity, everyday life and an ever changing panorama of lifestyles.
In this issue of Foam Magazine, we present the portfolios of 16 photographers, artists and collectives, each adopting distinct and empowering approaches to contemporary fashion photography. We’ve also had the chance to include a number of insightful and inspiring interviews with people from the fashion photography field. Alongside this, we feature a long form interview between curator Zoé Whitley and fashion designer Grace Wales Bonner, discussing fashion and identity. Furthermore, we are pleased to share an interview between Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, and Tyler Mitchell. They covered optimism, utopias, and how photography can be a way of achieving the impossible. Running throughout are interventions by invited fashion magazines sharing their editorial visions.
CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS
Mohamad Abdouni, Mel Bles, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Giovanni Corabi & Roberto Ortu, Justin Dingwall, Charlie Engman, Julia Falkner & Lorena Hydeman, Jamie Hawkesworth, Nadine Ijewere, Ethan James Green, Casper Kofi, Alexandra Leese, Tyler Mitchell, Joyce Ng, Mark Peckmezian, Marton Perlaki, Hadar Pitchon, Mateus Porto, Alice Quaresma, Claire Rothstein, The Sartists, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Catherine Servel, Suzie and Leo, Ambroise Tézenas & Frédéric Delangle
Siobhán Bohnacker, Saskia De Brauw, Roberto Filippello, Stephen Galloway, Yumi Goto, Max Houghton, Kimberley Jenkins, Shonagh Marshall, Jess Maybury, Jimmy Moffat, Jasmine Raznahan, Eugenie Shinkle, Maisie Skidmore, Carla Sozzani, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Grace Wales Bonner, Zoé Whitley, Elisa De Wyngaert