Foam Talent Call 2013
Opens February 4, 2013
The Foam annual Talent Call is designed to showcase exceptional
young photographers from all over the world. Every year, Foam
Magazine dedicates its Fall issue to publishing the work of 15
selected talents. It is a springboard into the international
photography industry for these artists, giving them international
recognition and acclaim.
Foam Magazine is always eager to be fully up to date on the
latest developments in contemporary photography. We constantly
scout, present and promote the work of young, talented
photographers - whenever and wherever we can. So our annual Talent
Call is about much more than just creating a great issue of Foam
Magazine. It is a way for Foam Magazine to see unknown work,
discover new artists and form an annual overview of new trends
and developments. Where possible we also make use of this rich
source of information: for other issues, for exhibitions and to
strengthen our large international network. Submitting work, then,
is always a worthwhile thing to do.
Keep an eye on this page or our Facebook page for 2013 submission
Foam Talent Call 2013 Terms and Conditions
By agreeing to the terms and conditions for the
Foam Talent Call 2013 you acknowledge that you:
• are between 18 and 35 years old/ born between 1995 and
• will submit a valid entry before midnight pacific
standard time on 1st April 2013
• will pay an entry fee of €35,-
By submitting your work to the Foam Talent Call 2013 you agree
that Foam and Foam Magazine have the right to use your work for
promotional and editorial purposes related to Foam Magazine and the
Talent Call. Any images used will include full credits. Usage
includes all media worldwide.
- Upload two projects/series with at least eight digital
low-resolution images per project (please note: a selection
of random photos will not be considered).
- The maximum number of submitted images is 20 (total size max.
5MB). - All images preferably in JPEG format.
- Each project/series must be in a separate folder. Each folder
must be named with the title of the series.
- Include a brief description (max. one A4) of the
projects/series in a Word document.
- Include an abridged CV in a Word document or pdf.
- All files must be compressed into one zip file. The zip file
must be named as follows: <firstname_surname>
IMPORTANT: If the entry is not submitted in this format we will
not take the application into consideration.
- The selection procedure will take place between April and
July, 2013. If you are selected for publication we will notify you
as soon as possible.
Please do not contact us to see whether you have been selected
before this date.- If you are selected, one of our editors will
contact you to discuss further details about publication
To submit for Foam Magazine's Talent issue a photographer needs
to be under the age of 35 years. The editorial team has decided
upon this age limit for several reasons.
The main aim for the editorial team is to have an annual
overview of the work of young artists. This work might indicate
developments, trends and themes that are of importance to a new
generation of artists - a generation that in due time probably will
have an impact on the developments within the photographical field
as a whole.
For this reason, we think an age limit of 35 years old is
justifiable. By that time artists have finished their education
long enough to have left the academy behind them and have developed
a visual language of their own. At the same time, they are still
young enough to further develop themselves, find their way in the
photographical field and perhaps be influential for a substantial
period. Having said this, there is a difference between 'being
talented' and 'being a talent'. Being talented isn't really related
to age. Irving Penn was still very talented at a very old age.
Being a talent normally describes someone of a young age who has
outstanding skills or abilities compared to a person of roughly the
same age. In Foam Magazine we always pay attention to the work of
truly talented photographers, but in our annual talent issue we
present the work of artists we consider true talents.