Foam Talent 2020

Discover our online activities around Foam Talent 2020. This year's selection shows the portfolio's of 19 exceptional young photographers who were selected out of 1.619 received submissions for the Foam Talent Call. The work was published in the internationally distributed Foam Magazine #55: Talent and will be shown in the exhibition Foam Talent | Amsterdam, as well as the online exhibition Foam Talent | Digital.

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Livecast: Conversations around
Foam Talent 2020

Image from the series Red Lotus © Kamonlak Sukchai, courtesy of the artist.

Foam and Pakhuis de Zwijger joined forces around the exhibition Foam Talent 2020. Through a series of three livecasts, we go into conversation with six upcoming artists. The conversation is moderated by Nadine Ridder, creative strategist, author, founder and co-founder IncludeNow.

-> Watch episode 1, Rebellious Intimacies - Subverting the Gaze with artists Karla Hiraldo Voleau and Guanyu Xu

-> Watch episode 2, New Narratives - A Contemporary Approach to Documentary Photography with artists Simone Sapienza and Camillo Pasquarelli

-> Watch episode 3, Every Woman is a Star - Stereotypes in Culture and Gender with artists Adji Dieye and Kamonlak Sukchai

Foam Talks: Talent Edition
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Foam presents a podcast series around the exhibition Foam Talent 2020. Listen to Foam Talks: Talent Edition to dive deeper into the portfolios of this year's Foam Talents.

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Image from the series Figure as Index © Luther Konadu, courtesy of the artist.

The fourth episode of Foam Talks welcomes photographer Luther Konadu and art historian and curator Leslie Wilson. Together with host Mirjam Kooiman, they will reflect on the photographic portrait as a powerful instrument in (de)constructing representation. The starting point of the conversation is Konadu's series Figure as Index. This body of work consists of portraits of Konadu’s close friends. His works, however, are photographs of photographs: the portraits he shoots are reprinted, pieced together by tape, tacks, post-it notes, joined by annotations and pages of text, layered, shifted, and ultimately re-photographed as final compositions. Konadu’s portraits, as such, are collages of identities. As Wilson writes about his work in Foam Magazine #55: Talent: [the people in his pictures] "are all black and brown figures, but their blackness and brownness is so clearly varied and subject to the idiosyncrasies of printers and cameras."

-> Check out more episodes of Foam Talks: Talent Edition

Video interviews: get to know this year's Foam Talents

Foam Talent Adji Dieye talks about her series Maggic Cube and how she uses the stock cube as a metaphor to reveal the impact of global imperialistic trade on West African contemporary cultural identities.

Watch more videos in this series:
-> Micha Serraf
-> Alba Zari
-> Camillo Pasquarelli
-> Sofia Borges

The Foam Talent programme and the annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, the VandenEnde Foundation and the Niemeijer Fund.

Foam Talent is made possible by Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab, Starframe, Oschatz Visuelle Medien and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Media partner: DAZED
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members and Olympus.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.

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