Foam Talent

Each year, Foam Magazine holds a Talent Call: a search for exceptionally talented photographers between the ages of 18 and 35, from all across the world. 

Photographers are invited to submit their portfolios for publication in the magazine's annual Talent issue and the accompanying travelling exhibitions. For selected photographers, the 'Talent stamp' functions as a springboard for the international photo industry, earning them global recognition and praise.

FOAM TALENT CALL 2019
The 13th edition of Foam Talent Call ran until 24 March 2019. The selected photographers are:


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Aàdesokan (Nigeria), Sofia Borges (Brazil), Adji Dieye (Senegal/Italy), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria), Karla Hiraldo Voleau (France/Dominican Republic), Benoît Jeannet (Switzerland/Spain), Luther Konadu (Canada/Ghana), Matthew Leifheit (United States), Douglas Mandry (Switzerland), Philip Montgomery (United States), Camillo Pasquarelli (Italy), Simone Sapienza (Italy), Micha Serraf (Zimbabwe/South Africa), Hashem Shakeri (Iran), Gao Shang (China), Kamonlak Sukchai (Thailand), Dustin Thierry (Curaçao/The Netherlands), Guanyu Xu (China/United States), Yorgos Yatromanolakis (Greece), Alba Zari (Italy/Thailand).

> Read the full press release

STATE OF AFFAIRS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
The Talent Call is the moment for Foam to gain insight into the current state of affairs in photography around the world. With an average of 1500 submissions from over 70 countries we have a clear insight into the new developments, trends and themes in contemporary photography. The editors of Foam Magazine select around 21 portfolios, and devote an issue of the magazine to these talented photographers. Previous Foam Talents are Melinda Gibson, Ina Jang, Alex Prager, Raphaël Dallaporta, Jessica Eaton, Shane Lavalette, Sam Falls, Noémie Goudal, David Benjamin Sherry, Daisuke Yokota, Lucas Blalock, and Peter Puklus, among others.

ALL PREVIOUS TALENTS
Below you can find all of the Foam Talents, sorted by year, from 2007 until the most recent edition, and the accompanying Talent issues:

2018
The selected photographers for Foam Magazine #52: Talent are: Florian Amoser ( Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan&Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (USA), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (The Netherlands), Daniel Shea (USA), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy), Carmen Winant (USA) and Chen Zhe (China).

>Vies this year's Foam Magazine Talent Issue

2017
Sushant Chhabria (India), David De Beyter (France), Mark Dorf (USA), Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/UK), Weronika GÄ™sicka (Poland), Wang Juyan (China), Thomas Kuijpers (The Netherlands), Quentin Lacombe (France), Clément Lambelet (Switzerland), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland/Guinea), Erik Madigan Heck (USA), Alix Marie (France), Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti (Italy), Wang Nan (China), Kai Oh (South Korea), Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine), Ben Schonberger (USA), Sadegh Souri (Iran), Harit Srikhao (Thailand) and Vasantha Yogananthan (France)

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2016
Sofia Ayarzagoitia (Mexico), Juno Calypso (UK), Bubi Canal (Spain), Paolo Ciregia (Italy), Sam Contis (US), Jack Davison (UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (Italy), Katinka Goldberg (Sweden/Norway), Andrea Grützner (Germany), Samuel Gratacap (France), Maxime Guyon (France), Felicity Hammond (UK), Alexandra Hunts (Ukraine/The Netherlands), Taejoong Kim (South Korea), Nico Krijno (South Africa), Leo Maguire (UK), Stefanie Moshammer (Austria), Andrés Felipe Orjuela (Colombia), Antonio Ottomanelli (Italy), Daan Paans (The Netherlands), Louise Parker (US), Andrejs Strokins (Latvia), Ilona Szwarc (PL/US), Daisuke Yokota (Japan)

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2015 
Aaron Blum (US), Alessandro Calabrese (IT), Tom Callemin (BE), Sara Cwynar (CA), David Favrod (SW), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Peng Guo (CN), Heikki Kaski (FI), Matthew Leifheit (US) & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Mariam Medvedeva (RU), Abel Minnée (NL), Marton Perlaki (HU), Constantin Schlachter (FR), Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Justin James Reed (US), Johan Rosenmunthe (DK), Jean-Vincent Simonet (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Naohiro Utagawa (JP), Christian Vium (DK), Manon Wertenbroek (SW)

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2014
Andrey Bogush (FL), Lucas Foglia (US), Eva O'Leary & Harry Griffin (US), Lukas Wassmann (SW), Hannah Whitaker (US), Jonny Briggs (UK), Daniel Everett (US). Julien Gremaud (SW), Charles Henry Bedue (FR), Huang Jing (CN), Otto Kaan (NL), Sasha Kurmaz (UR), Catharine Maloney (USA), Yoshinori Mizutani (JP), Nerhol (JP), Alice Quaresma (USA), Jan Rosseel (NL), Emilie Regnier (Africa), Christto Sanz & Andrew Weir (US), Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup (SW), Sarah Ancelle Schonfeld (DE)

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2013
Daniel Gordon (US), Jonathas De Andrade (BR), Daisuke Yokota (JP), Salvi Danes (ES), Thibault Brunet (FR), David Benjamin Sherry (US), Eeva Hannula (FI), Thomas Rousset (CH), Jinkyun Ahn (KR), Peter Puklus (RO), Augustin Rebetez (CH), Charlie Rubin (US), Joshua Citarella (US), Ross Sawyers (US), Sohei Nishino (JP), Linda Voorwinde (NL)

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2012
Popel Coumou (NL), Alejandro Cartagena (MX), Shane Lavalette (US), Grace Kim (US), Samuel Falls (US), Giulio Sarchiola (IT), Fabio Messias (BR), Olga Cafiero (CH),

Antonio Zambardino (IT), Laura El-Tantawy (UK/EG), Esther Teichmann (DE/US), Marleen Sleeuwits (NL), Noemie Goudal (FR), Tomoe Murakami (JP), Ali Taptik (TR), Maroesjka Lavigne (BE), WassinkLundgren (NL)

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2011
Ina Jang (KR), Mirko Martin (DE), Florian van Roekel (NL), Gosha Rubchinskiy (RU), Mayumi Hosokura (JP), Raphael Dallaporta (FR), Katrien Vermeire (BE), Fleur van Dodewaard (NL), Jessica Eaton (CA), Alessandro Imbriaco (IT), Ivor Prickett (IE), Ester VonPlon (CH), Renato Abreu (BR), Alberto Salvan Zulueta (ES), Lucas Blalock (US)

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2010
Alex Prager (US), Benjamin Lowy (USA), Breno Rotatori (BR), Chris Engman (US), Cyrille Weiner (FR), Elian Somers (NL), Emile Hyperion Dubuisson (FR), Johan Bergström (SE), Kim Boske (NL), Luke Stephenson (UK), Melinda Gibson (UK), Pablo Lopez Luz (MX), Sarah Mei Herman (NL), Theo Volpatti (IT/US), Toru Nagahama (UK)

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2009
Alexander Gronsky (EE/LV), Simone Bergantini (IT), Julian Faulhaber (DE), Anouk Kruithof (NL), Michael Lundgren (US), João Castilho (BR), Peter van Agtmael (USA), Amira Fritz (DE), Sarah Gerats (NL), Nadim Asfar (LB), Leonie Purchas (UK), Ronald Leong (SG), Aaron Schuman (US), Elliott Wilcox (UK), Taisuke Koyama (JP), Davide Monteleone (IT), Timo Klos (DE), Daniel Naudé (ZA)

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2008
Ahmet Unver (UK), Kenneth Bamberg (FI), Ulrich Gebert (DE), Jehad Nga (USA/LB/UK), Wayne Liu (CN), Adrien Missika (FR/DE), Jacob Aue Sobol (DK), Pieter Hugo (ZA), Curtis Mann (US), Clémence de Limburg (BE), Sarah Pickering (UK), Philipp Ebeling (UK)

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2007
Domingo Milella (IT), Taryn Simon (US), Jiuliang Wang (CN), Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK), Mikhael Subotzky (ZA), Lieko Shiga (JP)

> View this year's Foam Magazine Talent Issue

The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the Niemeijer Fund and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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

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