Winner Foam Paul Huf Award 2018
Daniel Shea (1985, US) is the winner of the twelfth Foam Paul Huf Award. This annual prize, given to a photography talent under 35 years, consists of €20.000 and an exhibition in Foam.

The jury chose Daniel Shea from a pool of 100 nominated photographers, from 20 countries worldwide. 

The jury report states:

In a profoundly strong and varied list of international artists, the quality and consistency of Daniel Shea’s subjective visual idiom, greatly impressed the jury.
Using a variety of visual mediums, Shea’s work explores the complexity and ambiguities of urban development in his home city, New York. Drawing from his experience as a commercial photographer, Shea presents us with a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass, which traverses the boundaries of fact and fiction.
His latest body of work ‘43-35 10th Street’, allows us to reflect on late capitalism and its effects on a changing city landscape.”

An exhibition with the work of Daniel Shea will be on show at Foam at the end of 2018.

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Searles Valley IV, from the series 43 – 35 10th street, 2017 © Daniel Shea

Untitled, from the series 43 – 35 10th street, 2017 © Daniel Shea

Lic 7, from the series 43 – 35 10th street, 2017 © Daniel Shea

Lic 20, from the series 43 – 35 10th street, 2017 © Daniel Shea


Untitled, from the series Devils Lake, 2016 © Daniel Shea

Untitled, from the series Devils Lake, 2016 © Daniel Shea

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 he was an important ambassador for 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.