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.
-> Explore Foam Talent | Digital via talent.foam.org.
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 weareallactivists.com 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
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.
Image from the series Figure as Index © Luther Konadu, courtesy of the artist.
EPISODE 4: (DE)CONSTRUCTING PORTRAITURE
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."
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.