Amsterdam photography exhibitions: what not to miss

We spotlight the best Amsterdam photography exhibitions to visit this Autumn

Gym by Scheltens & Abbenes
The Feast, Inside, from the series Paintings, Dreams and Love © Yushi Li and Steph Wilson, courtesy of the artists
(Image credit: TBC)

Explore our pick of the best Amsterdam photography exhibitions for this Autumn

Amsterdam photography exhibitions: a spotlight on the best

Foam Talent 2022 Foam 16 September 2022 – 18 January 2023

The Feast, Inside, from the series Paintings, Dreams and Love © Yushi Li and Steph Wilson, courtesy of the artists

(Image credit: TBC)

Each year without fail, Foam Talent presents an impressive new generation of artists. Now, as the talent call moves to a biannual structure to further its development programme, we’re keeping an extra keen eye on this year’s edit, which is one of the must-see Amsterdam photography exhibitions of the year. Each artist responds to the world’s challenges in myriad dynamic ways; climate change, political conflict, discrimination, displacement, and social justice issues are all explored from global perspectives.

‘The Showcase: unboxing the Coda collection’ Scheltens & Abbenes Until 15 January 2023

Gym by Scheltens & Abbenes

Gym by Scheltens & Abbenes

(Image credit: Courtesy of Coda)

Dutch duo Scheltens & Abbenes create unique perspectives through their visual interrogations in ‘The Showcase’. After being given free rein to explore the museum archives at Apeldoon’s Coda, the often hidden away histories are revealed in photographic form. Through their box compositions, the icons of still life photography explore the carefully composed act of conservation and the past lives of these objects, noticing a frayed edge or creased tissue paper. Lots of curious questions arise for the viewer, yet we’re encouraged to go astray as we wander through the exhibition that Scheltens & Abbenes, true to form, interpret as a large-scale still life.

As Photography Editor at Wallpaper*, Sophie Gladstone commissions across fashion, interiors, architecture, travel, art, entertaining, beauty & grooming, watches & jewellery, transport and technology. Gladstone also writes about and researches contemporary photography. Alongside her creative commissioning process, she continues her art practice as a photographer, for which she was recently nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award. And in recognition of her work to date, listed by the British Journal of Photography as ‘One to Watch’.