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Foam Paul Huf Award 2021
The Villain, 2018
© John Edmonds / courtesy of the artist

John Edmonds »

Foam Paul Huf Award 2021

A Sidelong Glance

Exhibition: 18 Feb – 19 Jun 2022

Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam

+31 (0)20-5516500


Mon-Wed 10-18; Thu-Fri 10-21; Sat-Sun 10-18

Foam Paul Huf Award 2021
Female Nude, 2020
© John Edmonds, courtesy of the artis

In his work, Edmonds examines issues of identity and power from an African-American perspective in an apparently simple yet essentially culturally complex way. His layered work is a reinterpretation of that past, emphasizing the black human subject and cultural artifacts. The African art objects he uses in his work have many facets, but whether they are symbols of traditional African cultural heritage or bearers of meanings of diaspora and memory, in his work they function as a means to interpret concepts such as displacement and expropriation in contemporary society. to investigate. Not only does he broaden the tradition of studio portraiture, he also thoughtfully claims his place in rewriting the past and anchors it in our current world, where authenticity and identity are fluid.