Marks of Honour 08 (MoH) - A striking library

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Marks of Honour 08 (MoH) - A striking library

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam
May 29th, 2009 - July 5th, 2009

Canal Girdle
+31 (0) 20 551 6500
Sat-Wed 10-6; Thu-Fri 10-9

Marks of Honour – A Striking Library is a homage to the photo book.   The exhibition shows the inspiration a new generation of relevant photographers has had from the history of photography in the form of books. The photo book is a source for artistic inspiration and creative reference, especially since Robert Frank published his Les Américains in 1958. Photography in books has not only influenced collectors and curators, but also generations of photographers. Thirteen international photographers were invited to choose a photo book, which was influential to the formation of their work, and to pay it artistically homage. All participating works contain the original photo book and its complementary ‘homage’. Besides the original works the exhibition consists of multimedia presentations, photographs, drawings and reproductions. Foam is the first museum to present this stupendous library. Participating artists:
Harvey Benge honours William Eggleston 
Chris Coekin honours Duncker/Tuunanen
Peter Granser honours Robert Frank
Pieter Hugo honours Roland Barthes
Tiina Itkonen honours Pentti Sammallahti
Onaka Koji honours DaidoMoriyama 
Jens Liebchen honours Anthony Hernandez
Michael Light honours Ansel Adams
Mark Power honours Stephen Shore 
Matthew Sleeth honours Lars Tunbjörk 
Alec Soth honours Andrea Modica
Jules Spinatsch honours Block 2008
Raimond Wouda honours Paul ShambroomMarks of Honour was initiated by Markus Schaden ( photobookshop, Cologne) and Willem van Zoetendaal (Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam) in 2005. In 2005 there have been invited forty-one international photographers to choose a photo book which was influential to the formation of their work, and to pay it artistical homage. The resulting works have been shown in Amsterdam at Foam and at the Van Zoetendaal gallery. The basic concept remains the same. In Marks of Honour – A Striking Library there are only thirteen photographers participating, to obtain a higher focus. A catalogue will be published by  This project has been organized by Nina Poppe and Verena Loewenhaupt, supported by ArtBookCologne and photobookshop. Marks of Honour can be seen from 29 May until 5 July 2009 at Foam_Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Open daily 10.00-18.00, Thurs/Fri 10.00-21.00. Tickets: €7.50 / info: +31 (0)20 5516500 / www.foam.nlNote to editors: For information and visual material please contact Merel Kappelhoff (communications), e-mail merel[at] or phone +31 (0)20 5516500Foam is sponsored by the BankGiroLoterij and the VandenEnde Foundation.