Each spring, Foam Magazine holds a Talent Call: a search for exceptionally talented photographers between the ages of 18 and 35, from all across the world.

Photographers are invited to submit their portfolios for publication in the magazine's fall Talent issue and the accompanying traveling exhibitions. For selected photographers, the 'Talent stamp' functions as a springboard for the international photo industry, earning them global recognition and praise.

Foam Talent Call 2016

The 2016 Talent Call for Foam Magazine had a total of 1494 submissions from 75 different countries across 6 continents. Once again, the jury was delighted by the impressive variety and high quality of all submissions. The work of 24 selected photographers will be featured in the upcoming Foam Magazine Talent Issue.

SELECTED PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR FOAM TALENT 2016
Sofia Ayarzagoitia (Mexico), Juno Calypso (UK), Bubi Canal (Spain), Paolo Ciregia (Italy), Sam Contis (US), Jack Davison (UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (Italy), Katinka Goldberg (Sweden/Norway), Andrea Grützner (Germany), Samuel Gratacap (France), Maxime Guyon (France), Felicity Hammond (UK), Alexandra Hunts (Ukraine/The Netherlands), Taejoong Kim (South Korea), Nico Krijno (South Africa), Leo Maguire (UK), Stefanie Moshammer (Austria), Andrés Felipe Orjuela (Colombia), Antonio Ottomanelli (Italy), Daan Paans (The Netherlands), Louise Parker (US), Andrejs Strokins (Latvia), Ilona Szwarc (PL/US), Daisuke Yokota (Japan).

The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Program is supported by the Niemeijer Fund.

State of Affairs in Photography

The Talent Call is the moment for Foam to gain insight into the current state of affairs in photography around the world. With an average of 1500 submissions from over 70 countries we have a clear insight into the new developments, trends and themes in contemporary photography. The editors of Foam Magazine select around 21 portfolios, and devote an issue of the magazine to these talented photographers. Previous Foam Talents are Melinda Gibson, Ina Jang, Alex Prager, Raphaël Dallaporta, Jessica Eaton, Shane Lavalette, Sam Falls, Noémie Goudal, David Benjamin Sherry, Daisuke Yokota, Lucas Blalock, and Peter Puklus, among others.

Previous Foam Talents 

All of the Foam Talents, sorted by year, from 2007 until last year:

2015 

Aaron Blum (US), Alessandro Calabrese (IT), Tom Callemin (BE), Sara Cwynar (CA), David Favrod (SW), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Peng Guo (CN), Heikki Kaski (FI), Matthew Leifheit (US) & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Mariam Medvedeva (RU), Abel Minnée (NL), Marton Perlaki (HU), Constantin Schlachter (FR), Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Justin James Reed (US), Johan Rosenmunthe (DK), Jean-Vincent Simonet (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Naohiro Utagawa (JP), Christian Vium (DK), Manon Wertenbroek (SW)

2014

Andrey Bogush (FL), Lucas Foglia (US), Eva O'Leary & Harry Griffin (US), Lukas Wassmann (SW), Hannah Whitaker (US), Jonny Briggs (UK), Daniel Everett (US). Julien Gremaud (SW), Charles Henry Bedue (FR), Huang Jing (CN), Otto Kaan (NL), Sasha Kurmaz (UR), Catharine Maloney (USA), Yoshinori Mizutani (JP), Nerhol (JP), Alice Quaresma (USA), Jan Rosseel (NL), Emilie Regnier (Africa), Christto Sanz & Andrew Weir (US), Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup (SW), Sarah Ancelle Schonfeld (DE)

2013

Daniel Gordon (US), Jonathas De Andrade (BR), Daisuke Yokota (JP), Salvi Danes (ES), Thibault Brunet (FR), David Benjamin Sherry (US), Eeva Hannula (FI), Thomas Rousset (CH), Jinkyun Ahn (KR), Peter Puklus (RO), Augustin Rebetez (CH), Charlie Rubin (US), Joshua Citarella (US), Ross Sawyers (US), Sohei Nishino (JP), Linda Voorwinde (NL)

2012

Popel Coumou (NL), Alejandro Cartagena (MX), Shane Lavalette (US), Grace Kim (US), Samuel Falls (US), Giulio Sarchiola (IT), Fabio Messias (BR), Olga Cafiero (CH),
Antonio Zambardino (IT), Laura El-Tantawy (UK/EG), Esther Teichmann (DE/US), Marleen Sleeuwits (NL), Noemie Goudal (FR), Tomoe Murakami (JP), Ali Taptik (TR), Maroesjka Lavigne (BE)

2011

Ina Jang (KR), Mirko Martin (DE), Florian van Roekel (NL), Gosha Rubchinskiy (RU), Mayumi Hosokura (JP), Raphael Dallaporta (FR), Katrien Vermeire (BE), Fleur van Dodewaard (NL), Jessica Eaton (CA), Alessandro Imbriaco (IT), Ivor Prickett (IE), Ester VonPlon (CH), Renato Abreu (BR), Alberto Salvan Zulueta (ES), Lucas Blalock (US)

2010

Alex Prager (US), Benjamin Lowy (USA), Breno Rotatori (BR), Chris Engman (US), Cyrille Weiner (FR), Elian Somers (NL), Emile Hyperion Dubuisson (FR), Johan Bergström (SE), Kim Boske (NL), Luke Stephenson (UK), Melinda Gibson (UK), Pablo Lopez Luz (MX), Sarah Mei Herman (NL), Theo Volpatti (IT/US), Toru Nagahama (UK)

2009

Alexander Gronsky (EE/LV), Simone Bergantini (IT), Julian Faulhaber (DE), Anouk Kruithof (NL), Michael Lundgren (US), João Castilho (BR), Peter van Agtmael (USA), Amira Fritz (DE), Sarah Gerats (NL), Nadim Asfar (LB), Leonie Purchas (UK), Ronald Leong (SG), Aaron Schuman (US), Elliott Wilcox (UK), Taisuke Koyama (JP), Davide Monteleone (IT), Timo Klos (DE), Daniel Naudé (ZA)

2008

Ahmet Unver (UK), Kenneth Bamberg (FI), Ulrich Gebert (DE), Jehad Nga (USA/LB/UK), Wayne Liu (CN), Adrien Missika (FR/DE), Jacob Aue Sobol (DK), Pieter Hugo (ZA), Curtis Mann (US), Clémence de Limburg (BE), Sarah Pickering (UK), Philipp Ebeling (UK)

2007

Domingo Milella (IT), Taryn Simon (US), Jiuliang Wang (CN), Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK), Mikhael Subotzky (ZA), Lieko Shiga (JP)

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