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Foam Talent 2022

Artists shaping the future of photography

The 20 participating artists look closely at both the world around us, and the one within - without shying away from discomfort or pain. Learn more about this year's Foam Talents through digital exhibitions, articles, podcasts and more.
from the series Woman, who would be King © Donja Nasseri, courtesy of the artist
from the series Nothing New Under the Sun © Kata Geibl, courtesy of the artist


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Dive deeper with us in the world of Foam Talent 2022 in the digital exhibition. More artists are added every month. Bookmark this page to keep exploring with us!

Get to know the artists of Foam Talent 2022

The submission numbers to Foam’s Talent Call reached a record high of 1938 submissions from 85 different countries. Foam is proud to present a selection that offers as much food for thought as beauty and innovation for the medium from all over the world.

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The Act of Sitting © Ritsch Sisters, courtesy of the artists

Listen to Talent Talks with Pavo Marinović & Barbara Gregov

On the occasion of Foam Talent 2022, a special series of the Foam Talks podcast was produced: Talent Talks. In this second episode, curator of Foam Talent 2022 Mirelva Berghout talks to Foam Talent Pavo Marinović and special guest Barbara Gregov.

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from the series Marble Ass © Pavo Marinović

Come and see the exhibition in Amsterdam

Foam Talent 2022

Paintings, Dreams and Love © Yushi Li and Steph Wilson, courtesy of the artists.

The twenty bodies of work were selected through the biennial Foam Talent Call, based on how they connect to timely subjects and the ways in which they push forward the medium of photography. All in their own ways, they dare to interrogate ideological structures and the systemic issues stemming from them.

On view at Foam in Amsterdam from 16 September until 18 January 2023.

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Discover limited edition prints and photobooks from a selection of Foam Talent 2022 artists.

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Waha 3, 2020 © Seif Kousmate

Featured in Foam Magazine #61

Each portfolio is accompanied with a text giving context to the work of the Foam Talents. Authors include Daria Tuminas, Varun Nayar, Sunil Shah, Mariama Attah and Taco Hidde Bakker, amongst others. 


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Foam Magazine #61: Talent, 2022 © Foam. Photo: Elise Borsboom.

De tentoonstelling is ontwikkeld in samenwerking met Magnum Photos Paris en de Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation. Het is samengesteld door curatoren Anne-Marie Beckmann, directeur van de Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, en Mirjam Kooiman, curator Foam.

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Foam Talent 2022