The international jury will meet in Amsterdam on 15 and 16 March to choose a winner from portfolios submitted by one hundred photographers nominated from around the world. The prize is awarded annually by Foam to an international photographic talent under the age of 35 and consists of €20,000 and an exhibition at Foam.
The Paul Huf Award 2017 winner was revealed to be Romain Mader.
The Foam Paul Huf Award is being organised for the eleventh time. The list of former winners is quite impressive. In 2016 the jury chose Daisuke Yokota (Japan) as the tenth winner of the prize, in recognition of his complex, sophisticated practice. On the evening of the announcement of the winner of 2017, Yokota’s exhibition Matter will be officially opened by Lucy Conticello (chair of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2017 and member of the jury in 2016).
Jury Foam Paul Huf Award 2017 © Tessa Bosma / thefoofaraw.com
2007: Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky
2008: Pieter Hugo
2009: Léonie Hampton-Purchas
2010: Alexander Gronsky
2011: Raphaël Dallaporta
2012: Alex Prager
2013: Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
2014: Daniel Gordon
2015: Momo Okabe
2016: Daisuke Yokota
To produce an internationally representative selection Foam approached around twenty nominators in various parts of the world. These nominators, specialists and experts in the field of photography, were each asked to select a number of talented photographers under the age of 35 in their own region.
The award can be presented for any type of photography: from documentary or applied photography, to journalistic or independent work. The winner’s work must exhibit a clear visual language and distinguish itself in both form and content.
The Foam Paul Huf Award came about as a result of the special relationship Foam had with Dutch photographer Paul Huf (1924-2002). Paul Huf was known for his innovative photographic technique and was personally involved in the establishment of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2001.
Foam is sponsored by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam and the VandenEnde Foundation.