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 tenth annual edition of Foam Talent Call ran from 4 February until 28 March 2016. 

A big thank you to all those who participated. The names of the selected artists will be communicated in June 2016. 

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.

Foam Talent Call 2015

Aaron Blum (US), Alessandro Calabrese (Italy), Tom Callemin (Belgium), Sara Cwynar (Canada), David Favrod (Switzerland), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Peng Guo (China), Heikki Kaski (Finland), Matthew Leifheit (US) & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Mariam Medvedeva (Russia), Abel Minnée (The Netherlands), Marton Perlaki (Hungary), Constantin Schlachter (France), Sjoerd Knibbeler (The Netherlands), Justin James Reed (US), Johan Rosenmunthe (Denmark), Jean-Vincent Simonet (France), Danila Tkachenko (Russia), Naohiro Utagawa (Japan), Christian Vium (Denmark) and Manon Wertenbroek (Switzerland).

· 2-27 July 2015 Mercatorplein Amsterdam (billboard exhibition)
· 18-20 September 2015 Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam (billboard exhibition)
· 11 November – 20 December 2015 Atelier Néerlandais, Paris (exhibition)
· 13 November 2015 Atelier Néerlandais, Paris (symposium)
· 19 March - 15 April 2016 De Markten, Brussels (exhibition)
· 22 April – 22 May 2016, Beaconsfield, London (exhibition)
· 19, 20, 21 May 2016, Beaconsfield, London (curatorial tours/talks during Photo London)

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