Press Release | Amsterdam, 8 February 2022
Foam is proud to announce the names of the 20 emerging artists whose work will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #61: Talent (published in March 2022) and the accompanying Talent Programme.
This year, the submission numbers to Foam’s Talent Call — which have steadily increased each year — reached a record high of 1938 submissions from 85 different countries. Foam is proud to present a selection that offers as much food for thought as beauty and innovation for the medium from all over the world.
The 20 fascinating artists selected for the 2022 edition of Foam Magazine’s Talent issue look closely at both the world around us, and the one within — without shying away from discomfort or pain. Rather, they use the photographic medium to respond to, digest and navigate a world that continues to present new challenges and problematic structures. Climate change, political conflict, discrimination, displacement and social justice issues: the works address the pressing problems of our times and remind us that photography has the capability to confront the unspeakable.
The selected artists are: Marwan Bassiouni, Myriam Boulos, Olgaç Bozalp, Laura Chen, Kata Geibl, Lina Geoushy, Marvel Harris, Alexandra Rose Howland, Ange-Frédéric Koffi, Czar Kristoff, Yushi Li, Carla Liesching, Seif Kousmate, Pavo Marinović, Diego Moreno, Donja Nasseri, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Ritsch Sisters, Donavon Smallwood.
Mariama Attah, Taco Hidde Bakker, Verónica Sanchis Bencomo, Mirelva Berghout, Catalina Juger Cerda, Lydie Diakhaté, Erin McFadyen, Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, Gem Fletcher, Shaka McGlotten, Max Houghton, Jane’a Johnson, Alexandra König, Kim Knoppers, Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Tanvi Mishra, Varun Nayar, Yasmine Nachabe Taan, Andy Pham, Antwaun Sargent, Sunil Shah, Maisie Skidmore, Róisín Tapponi, Daria Tuminas, Leslie M. Wilson.
The Foam Talent Programme offers a range of opportunities for the talents to promote their work and expand their network. This year’s programme features a selection of online activities as well as a physical exhibitions. The first presentation will open at Foam in the fall. More details will be announced at a later date.
Foam Magazine #61: Talent will be published in March 2022.
EAN 8710966555231-00061 | 288 pages
Printed on selected specialised paper | 300x230x23mm | 1118g
About the Foam Talent Call
Foam invites photographers to submit their portfolios through the Talent Call, an international search for exceptionally talented photographers under the age of 40. Selected photographers gain international exposure and recognition within the photography industry through a number of career-building opportunities offered by Foam, including publication in Foam Magazine, participation in the Talent Programme, and the opportunity for their work to be added to the prestigious Art Collection Deutsche Börse of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation in Frankfurt, funding partner of the Talent Programme.
State of affairs in photography
Again, the selection committee was pleased by the wide variety and high quality of all submissions. For the editors of Foam Magazine and the curators of Foam the Talent Call is one of the central sources to navigate the state of contemporary photography around the world. The submissions, this edition from 85 different countries, create a map of the ever changing, and very much alive, photographic medium.
For selected photographers, the 'Talent stamp' functions as a springboard for the international photo industry, earning them global recognition and praise. Previous Foam Talents include Kwabena Appiah-Nti (2020), Delali Ayivi (2020), Adji Dieye (2019), Durimel (2018), Matthew Leifheit (2019), Vasantha Yogananthan (2018) and many others.
Foam Magazine has been awarded several prizes for both its high-grade graphic design and the quality of its content. Most recently, Foam Magazine was awarded Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2017 and 2019.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Magazine has been made possible thanks to the generous support of paper supplier Igepa Netherlands BV.
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In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund.
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