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Foam Talent

Foam proudly presents the work of 20 artists shaping the future of photography in the group exhibition Foam Talent 2024-2025. The exhibition brings together artists from across the world, their work signifying a bold new direction in the photographic arts.

About the exhibition

Drawing from a rich pool of 2,480 submissions across 106 countries, the 20 selected artists encapsulate a wide array of visions and perspectives.

Central to the exhibition is a strong engagement with pressing societal themes, as artists question themselves and the world, exploring allegories of individual and collective existence. Their practices act as conduits for reflection, challenging viewers to ponder the layered relationship between personal identity and the wider social narrative.

Spanning various mediums and techniques, from photography to installations, the works embody a dialogue between the past and the present. Each piece is a thread in the larger chronicles of cultural and historical significance, drawing on the power of photography to narrate and connect.

Joe from the series At last I see you, 2020 © Ricardo Nagaoka.
Women with red hair
Image from the series The Dispossessed, 2023Cansu Yıldıran.
Close-up of a face
Fortune in My Thirties from the series Interfaces of Predictions, 2023Sheung Yiu.
Two guys boxing
A Ranked Amateur from the series To My Darling LoveAaryan Sinha.
A man in the crowd
Untitled from the series Eyes Dazzle as They Search for the TruthAmin Yousefi.
A stone statue
Abraham Lincoln and Drone from the series American Glitch, 2021Andrea Orejarena and Caleb Stein.
Smiles
Smiles from the series A Study on Waitressing, 2020 - presentEleonora Agostini.
Map and portrait of a man
Image from the series Frantz Fanon, Me and The Question, 2022Issam Larkat.
A man buried in sand and a child
“BURIAL” from the series Las flores mueren dos veces, 2022Cristobal Ascencio.
Man running through flowerfield
Image from the series POST, 2023Sander Coers.

Artists in the exhibition

Eleonora Agostini, Cristóbal Ascencio, Florian Braakman, Sander Coers, Rehab Eldalil, Issam Larkat, Xin Li, Akshay Mahajan, Thero Makepe, Marisol Mendez, Ricardo Nagaoka, Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein, André Ramos-Woodard, Aaryan Sinha, MAryam Touzani, Jaclyn Wright, Shwe Wutt Hmon, Cansu Yıldıran, Sheung Yiu and Amin Yousefi.

Daughter of Elephants from the series People of Clay, 2023 © Akshay Mahajan

Featured in Foam Magazine #65: Talent

The Foam Magazine Talent 2024-2025 issue brings together 20 innovative voices in photography from across the world. The selected artists create thoughtful reflections of our times: some allow us to see the world as it was through its archives, others bear witness to today’s sociopolitical affairs and some step into the future by inviting new technologies into their practice.

In addition to the portfolios, we are also delighted to present enlightening conversations between Korean curators Sunyoung Kim and Hyunjung Son, and between Foam Magazine and our long-standing Foam Talent partner Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, represented by Anne-Marie Beckmann and Mariama Attah. The four of them discuss, each with their unique perspective, the present and future of photography within their institutions.

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Front cover: Faceless, 2023. Image from the series (Inter)Faces of Predictions © Sheung Yiu, courtesy of the artist

Also on view in the digital exhibition

Foam Talent Digital 2024-2025 © Foam

Foam Talent Digital presents the work in a truly multi-medial way, inviting you to look, listen and interact with the inspiring stories of Foam Talent 2024-2025. Highlighting connections, this interactive network brings all talents together and maps our their distinct, artistic viewpoints.

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The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent Issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the VandenEnde Foundation and MPB.

The exhibition is made possible by De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Mondrian Fund, Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab and Oschatz Visuelle Medien.

Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

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