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Foam Talent 2021 Digital

Following the award-winning first edition in 2020, Foam presents a brand new online exhibition celebrating a new generation of image-makers.

From the series Atlanta Made Us Famous C Hajar Benjida courtesy of the artist
From the series Atlanta Made Us Famous
From the series Wish You Were Here C Heather Agyepong courtesy of the artist
From the series Wish You Were Here
From the series Encounter C Silvia Rosi courtesy of the artist
From the series Encounter
from the series If Spring Could Feel Ache C Bowei Yang
From the series If Spring Could Feel Ache
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 Portraits in Madness C Plantation courtesy of the artist
From the series Portraits in Madness
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 Ghost Island C Lisandro Suriel courtesy of the artist
From the series Ghost Island
From the series Oil and Moss C Igor Tereshkov courtesy of the artist
From the series Oil and Moss
From the series Golden Boy C Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti courtesy of the artist
From the series Golden Boy
From the series Heimat (in Quarantine) C Delali Ayivi courtesy of the artist
From the series Heimat (in Quarantine)
from the series I Peri N Tera C Daniel Castro Garcia
From the series I Peri N Tera
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 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 Turunç C Soléne Gün courtesy of the artist
From the series Turunç
From the series Facades C Tommy Kha courtesy of the artist.
From the series Facades
From the series Family Album C Pat Martin courtesy of the artist
From the series Family Album

A new way of looking

Foam Talent 2021 | Digital is a multi-media platform showcasing the work of 20 artists that were selected through the annual Foam Talent Call. Their projects are translated into the digital realm, supported by audio, video and interactive elements. Liberating the photographs from their frames and taking them beyond the museum walls, the exhibition pushes the boundaries of the medium and explores the outlines of its future form. 

It connects facets of the extensive Foam Talent programme, offering podcasts, Zoom talks, limited Editions and more. The visitor is invited to explore and immerse themselves in the endless possibilities and perspectives that contemporary photography has to offer.

About Foam Talent 2021

The fifteenth edition of Foam Talent presents a selection of 20 outstanding artists, each in their own way feeling the pulse of our times. In spite of the many challenges humankind was confronted with in 2020, Foam counted the highest number of submissions for the annual Talent call yet: 1803 entries, from 75 countries – each of which presents a message in a bottle from different parts of the world.   

This year’s Talents present a close, sharp look at one of the most important subjects today: the human condition. While several of the submissions were born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, they offer beautiful, hopeful and refreshing statements on the power of photography to share our experience and – possibly – to effect a shift in perspective.

From the series Neuromantic © Ana Vallejo, courtesy of the artist

Selected artists

Heather Agyepong (UK)
Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti (BE/GH)
Delali Ayivi (TG/DE)
Hajar Benjida (NL/MA)
Daniel Castro Garcia (UK/ES)
Solène Gün (FR)
Tommy Kha (US)
Billy HC Kwok (HKG)
Simon Lehner (AUT)
Pat Martin (US)
Plantation (NG)
Sarker Protick (BD)
SilviaRosi (IT/TG)
Joey Solomon (US)
Leonard Suryajaya (US)
Lisandro Suriel (MF)
Igor Tereshkov (RU)
Ana Vallejo (CO)
Sheng-Wen Lo (TW)
Bowei Yang (CN)

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.

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Image from the series Quarantine Blues © Leonard Surayajaya, courtesy of the artist.The mounted lifeUntitledOn Earth tour - Hinde HaestStill from the On Earth Tour: Mishka Henner

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