18 March-5 June. American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) only began to gain international recognition two decades after his death but today he is considered a master of classic American portrait photography.
Between 1915 and 1959 Disfarmer documented the inhabitants of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas, from farmers and housewives to soldiers and high-school football players. Disfarmer's work practice was simple but effective: his models were positioned against a plain black or white background and asked to look directly into the camera.
This retrospective at FOAM comprises 182 original photographs including several that have never been displayed in public.
10.00-17.00 (Thur & Fri 10.00-21.00)