Press Release | 19 September 2017
Today the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam have confirmed the start of a partnership. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, known for their renowned Art Collection and the annual Photography Prize, focuses on collecting, exhibiting and promoting contemporary photography. With this new collaboration the Foundation and Foam aim to extend their support of young artists.
Cover of Foam Magazine #48: Talent
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation will support the Foam Magazine Talent Issue, the internationally travelling Foam Talent exhibitions and the related exhibition programme. As part of the arrangement the Foundation will acquire works by one of the Foam Talents to add to their collection of contemporary photography, the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. Through joining forces the Foundation and Foam will further develop the podium for young photographers and ensure that a wide audience, consisting of both professionals and the audience at large, will get to know the new developments in photography and the important emerging artists.
Marloes Krijnen, Director Foam: ‘We are delighted to announce this partnership. In the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation we have found a like-minded organisation and we consider this cooperation a natural and convincing way to strengthen the objectives and platforms of both our organisations. We look forward to working with them to further develop and extend our Talent programme to an ever growing international audience.’
Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation: ´As a non-profit organisation, promoting young talents in photography is one of the key objectives of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. Together with Foam and the Talent programme we want to foster the latest developments in photography and support upcoming artists by giving them the opportunity to present their work to a broader public. We are very excited about our new partnership with Foam as one of the most influential and innovative organisations for international contemporary photography’.
FOAM TALENT PROGRAMME
Scouting, presenting and stimulating young upcoming photography talent is amongst the most important of all the many activities Foam undertakes. Over the years Foam has developed a wide variety of specific instruments for this purpose, including Foam 3h, the museum’s exhibition space for young talent, Foam Editions, the in-house gallery where young photographers’ work is offered for sale, and a broad range of discussions, debates and artist talks in which new talents are involved. One of the most significant parts of the Foam Talent programme is the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine, which has grown to become a yearly phenomenon closely watched by many professionals. The Talent Issue forms the basis of an extensive international travelling exhibition, where debates and symposia are organised at which colleagues and artists further discuss developments within contemporary photography.
With the support of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Foam’s existing Talent programme will be intensified and extended to further stimulate the professional practice of young artists. Over the next few years the Foundation will be an important and valued partner in the further development and deepening of this programme.
DEUTSCHE BÖRSE PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION
The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is a Frankfurt-based non-profit organisation focused on contemporary photography. Deutsche Börse began to build up its collection of contemporary photography in 1999. Art Collection Deutsche Börse now comprises more than 1,700 works by over 120 international artists. Expanding the Art Collection Deutsche Börse is one of the key aims of the foundation. The collection and a changing exhibition programme are open to the public. Together with The Photographers' Gallery in London, the foundation awards the renowned Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize each year. Other focal points include promoting new talent, supporting exhibition projects of international museums and institutions, and the expansion of platforms for academic discussion about the medium.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
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