Opening his show at Foam Amsterdam today, the Moroccan photographer blends commercial icons with rich, cultural references to ‘deconstruct the notion of normal’
Returning to his childhood home, the photographer has dedicated his practice to reviving the historical heritage of Friuli
A colossal explosion in Beirut imperilled three major photo institutions near the blast site, and propelled issues of photo heritage preservation in the volatile region to the fore.
Growing up, photographer Tom Roche learned about his Romani Gypsy heritage only through fragmentary stories and speculation. “My great, great uncle was stabbed in the heart with a wooden stake because he owed money for land,” says Roche, a recent University of the West of England graduate. “Then I had one aunt, aunt Liz, who used to pick crops, one aunt that made baskets, and another who sold pegs – or so I’m told; I don’t have any images, records, or concrete facts of my ancestors.”