Foam stands for talent. We scout, follow and present young, talented photographers in order to discover and stimulate exceptional quality. Our goal is to devote timely, focused attention to new relevant developments in photography.
Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota (b. 1983 Saitama) is the winner of the tenth Foam Paul Huf Award 2016. This annual prize, given to a photography talent under 35 years, consists of €20.000 and an exhibition in Foam.
The jury chose Daisuke Yokota from a pool of 97 nominated photographers, from 29 countries worldwide.
“Daisuke Yokota is one of the most innovative and experimental young photographers working in the world today. The jury were unanimous in their decision that he win the 2016 Foam Paul Huf Award, in recognition of his complex, sophisticated practice. Yokota has established a formidable reputation as a young artist who has the ability to take photography forward into ever more original directions; from prints, to artist’s books, installations, and collaborative performance, and always with a distinctive and unmistakable visual language.” - Simon Baker (Tate London, chairman of the jury)
An exhibition with the work of Daisuke Yokota will be on show in Foam in the spring of 2017.
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 was personally involved in the establishment of Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2001.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Delta Lloyd, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.