As I said in my previous post, I was in Amsterdam a few weeks ago with Marcel, who happens to study photography and had come to Nijmegen to visit his next photography project, me. We found ourselves in Amsterdam, a bit uncertain of what to do after our very successful hitchhiking adventure. After running into a few posters advertising Diane Arbus' photo exhibition, we decided to head towards the Foam museum and check it out. Foam is, by the way, one of the catchiest names ever given to a museum. I'm uncertain of what would happen if the MoMa and the Foam would fight to death for the title of "best museum name". Perhaps they would have a child, the MoFoMa. But, I digress.
In addition to an interesting collection of pictures, the exhibition also contained a few rooms dedicated to Diane, her personal life and her writings. On one wall, there was a quote from her that really caught my eye and that fits quite well her work.
[About photographies] “They are the proof of something that was there and no longer is. Like a stain. And the stillness of them is boggling. You can turn away but when you come back they'll still be there looking at you.”
And in my own rip off of Diana Arbus,
Picture taken by Marcel. Check out his website and portfolio (http://marcelnaumann.com/)