Press release | 31 January 2017
Foam officially opens its annual Talent Call on Wednesday 1 February. The Foam Talent Call is an international search for exceptionally talented photographers between the ages of 18 and 35. Selected artists will have their work published in Foam Magazine and participate in a travelling exhibition that kicks off at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam.
FOAM TALENT CALL 2017
The 11th edition of the Foam Talent Call runs from 1 February until 19 March 2017. The selection process takes place between March and June, and the names of the selected artists are announced shortly thereafter.
FOAM MAGAZINE TALENT ISSUE
The Talent Call, with an annual average of 1.500 submissions from over 70 countries, gives Foam invaluable insight into new developments, trends and themes in contemporary photography. The editors of Foam Magazine select around 20 portfolios based on the artists’ creative vision and quality, looking to decipher the trend setters from the trend followers. The Foam Magazine Talent Issue, which is devoted to these talented image makers, is released every fall. Previous Foam Talents include 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.
In addition to publication in Foam Magazine, selected artists will participating in the travelling exhibition Foam Talent. For the incoming group of Talents, this exhibition will kick off in September at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam and will then travel internationally. Past Foam Talent exhibitions have travelled to Paris and Brussels. The selected photographers from the 2016 Talent Call will be showing their work in the Foam Talent exhibition in New York (30 March - 16 April 2017) and in London (18 May – 18 June 2017).
HOW TO SUBMIT
Photographers between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit their work at foamtalent.com by 19 March 2017. The submission requirements are: 2 projects with 8-10 JPEG images per project, a brief description of each project (Word or PDF in English, maximum of 500 words per project description) and an abridged CV. There is an entry fee of €35.
Want to learn more? Visit foamtalent.com
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Niemeijer Fund.
Foam Talent Call runs from 1 February until 19 March 2017. Photographers between the ages of 18 and 35 are invited to submit their work at foamtalent.com
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.
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