Foam Paul Huf Award 2018
On 8 March 2018, the winner of this year’s Foam Paul Huf Award, the international photography award for young artists, will be announced.

The international jury will meet in Amsterdam on 7 and 8 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 2018 winner was revealed to be Daniel Shea. 

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2018 Jury

  • Gregory Barker (chair, publisher STANLEY/BARKER, United Kingdom)
  • Marina Chao (assistant curator International Center of Photography, United States)
  • Tristan Lund (independent art consultant and curator, United Kingdom)
  • Whitney Richardson (creative visual strategist, photo editor New York Times, United States)
  • Lars Willumeit (independent curator and art educator, Switzerland)

Foam Paul Huf Award jury, 2018 © Marleen van Veen

Previous Winners

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
2017: Romain Mader

Nomination Process

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 supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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Foam Paul Huf Award 2018