Foam Talent 2021

Celebrating artists shaping the future of photography.

The fifteenth edition of Foam Talent presents a selection of 20 outstanding artists. As a result of 2020, many portfolios shed light on the year, exploring the human condition as a central theme.
From the series Facades © Tommy Kha courtesy of the artist.

Foam Talent 2021 Digital

Discover the works of this year's Foam Talent in our digital exhibition.

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from the series If Spring Could Feel Ache C Bowei Yang
from the series If Spring Could Feel Ache
ARTIS Zoo, the Netherlands, 2019 c Sheng-Wen Lo
ARTIS Zoo, the Netherlands, 2019
From the series Neuromantic C Ana Vallejo courtesy of the artist
From the series Neuromantic
From the series Oil and Moss C Igor Tereshkov courtesy of the artist
From the series Oil and Moss
From the series Ghost Island C Lisandro Suriel courtesy of the artist
From the series Ghost Island
from the series Quarantine Blues C Leonard Suryajaya
from the series Quarantine Blues
From the series Study of Cyclical Thoughts on My Leg C Joey Solomon courtesy of the artist
From the series Study of Cyclical Thoughts on My Leg
from the series Rasmi C Sarker Protick
from the series Rasmi
From the series Portraits in Madness C Plantation courtesy of the artist
From the series Portraits in Madness
From the series Family Album C Pat Martin courtesy of the artist
From the series Family Album
From the series The Mind is a Voice, the Voice is Blind C Simon Lehner courtesy of the artist
From the series The Mind is a Voice, the Voice is Blind
From the series Last Letters A Photographic Investigation of Taiwan White Terror C Billy H.C. Kwok courtesy of the artist
From the series Last Letters A Photographic Investigation of Taiwan White Terror
From the series Facades C Tommy Kha courtesy of the artist.
From the series Facades
From the series Atlanta Made Us Famous C Hajar Benjida courtesy of the artist
From the series Atlanta Made Us Famous
From the series Heimat (in Quarantine) C Delali Ayivi courtesy of the artist
From the series Heimat (in Quarantine)
From the series Golden Boy C Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti courtesy of the artist
From the series Golden Boy
From the series Wish You Were Here C Heather Agyepong courtesy of the artist
From the series Wish You Were Here
From the series Turunç C Soléne Gün courtesy of the artist
From the series Turunç
From the series Encounter C Silvia Rosi courtesy of the artist
from the series I Peri N Tera C Daniel Castro Garcia

Foam Talks x Paris Photo: Talent Edition

Together, Foam and Paris Photo present a new season of the podcast series Foam Talks: Talent Edition. This series presents eight talented image-makers from both the fair's Curiosa Sector and Foam Talent 2021. Each of the episodes welcomes two photographers, one of each organisations' talent programme. Brought together by a common theme and approach, the photographers speak about their projects and motivations, as well as the challenges they encounter.

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Still from Zooming In: Photography, Performance and the Mythical
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Together our 2021 Foam Talents cover a wide spectrum of themes and put many questions into topic. Take a closer look at how distinct projects come together as we pair artists for a series of Zoom calls.

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© Lisandro Suriel

Talent Talks

Interview with Leonard Suryajaya still
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Get to know the 2021 artists as our curators sit down to talk in-depth about their work.

read the article Bittersweet Fruit: Turunç

Maitreyi Maheshwari writes about the work of Solène Gün, a Foam Talent 2021, and featured in Foam Magazine #58: Talent.

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From the series Turunç © Soléne Gün courtesy of the artist

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Discover limited edition prints and photobooks from a selection of Foam Talent 2021 artists.

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Image from the series Golden Boy © Kwabena Appiah-nti, courtesy of the artist.

Foam Talent is supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.

 Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

In 2021 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and Kickstart Cultuurfonds.

The mounted lifeUntitledOn Earth tour - Hinde HaestStill from the On Earth Tour: Mishka Henner

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