Not a day goes by without one of our clients or colleagues commenting on photographs in our meeting rooms. They may reflect on the style of a photograph or ask why it is there. Discussion. That is what we wanted to achieve by displaying our collection of photographs in our Amsterdam office and on our homepage.

Photography museum Foam and De Brauw have started collaborating in 2010.

Geert Potjewijd, De Brauw’s managing partner says: “We would like to contribute to the cultural environment of Amsterdam and support young Dutch talented photographers. There is a natural match between Foam and De Brauw. Both organisations, with international ambitions, have quality as a basis.”

This month’s photo on our website: Lucas #2, 2016 (From the series Land of Black Milk, 2016) © Stefanie Moshammer

Land of Black Milk is a triangulation of documentary, aesthetic, and individual perception and has its origin in Rio de Janeiro. It is a photographic essay, amassed as a set of visions, offering glimpses of people and circumstances both inside and outside the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. The series explores the complexities and dualities inherent in the experiences of this place. A place that is not so much one single city as it is a series of different worlds; multiplied realities, and the spaces in between.

Stefanie Moshammer (born in Vienna in 1988) received a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Arts and Design in Linz, and attended the BA in Advanced Visual Storytelling at the Danish School of Media and Journalism. Moshammer devotes herself to visual storytelling, playing on the boundary between documentary and art. In her visual style, she challenges the viewer by adding non-existing layers to the existing world; playing with the concept of reality and imagination. Her first photobook, ‘Vegas and She’, was published by Fotohof in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Author Book Award at the Festival Rencontres d’Arles. Her work has been published frequently, including internationally, and has been exhibited in Portugal, France, Austria, Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands. In 2016 she was one of the Foam Talents.

“I see something special and show it to the camera. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.”

Sam Abell