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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.
Malign Influences/The Holy Mountains © Diego Moreno, courtesy of the artist
To Destroy Is To Build © Czar Kristoff, 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 Marvel Harris & Hélène Selam Kleih

On the occasion of Foam Talent 2022, a special series of the Foam Talks podcast was produced: Talent Talks. In this first episode, curator of Foam Talent 2022 Mirelva Berghout talks to Foam Talent Marvel Harris and special guest Hélène Selam Kleih.

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From the series Inner Journey © Marvel Harris

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.

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.

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.

Foam wordt ondersteund door de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, de VandenEnde Foundation en de Gemeente Amsterdam.

Foam wordt in 2022 aanvullend gesteund door het Mondriaan Fonds en ontvangt een bijdrage via het Mondriaan Fonds van het Ministerie van OCW.

To Destroy Is To Build © Czar Kristoff, courtesy of the artist.jpg

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