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Since 2007, Foam has awarded this prize to support and offer a platform to up-and-coming artists. In the years after receiving the award, the winners have made an international breakthrough, demonstrating that winning this title had a positive impact on their careers.
Daniel Shea (1985, US) is the winner of the twelfth Foam Paul Huf Award. This annual prize, given to a photography talent under 35 years, consists of €20.000 and an exhibition at Foam. The jury chose Daniel Shea from a pool of 100 nominated photographers, from 20 countries worldwide.
The jury report states:
”In a profoundly strong and varied list of international artists, the quality and consistency of Daniel Shea’s subjective visual idiom, greatly impressed the jury.
Using a variety of visual mediums, Shea’s work explores the complexity and ambiguities of urban development in his home city, New York. Drawing from his experience as a commercial photographer, Shea presents us with a seductive and disconcerting world of concrete, steel and glass, which traverses the boundaries of fact and fiction.
His latest body of work ‘43-35 10th Street’, allows us to reflect on late capitalism and its effects on a changing city landscape.”
An exhibition with the work of Daniel Shea will be on show at Foam at the end of 2018.
Foam Paul Huf Award jury, 2018 © Marleen van Veen
The jury for 2018 consists of:
2007: Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky
2008: Pieter Hugo
2009: Léonie Hampton-Purchas
2010: Alexander Gronsky
2011: Raphaël Dallaporta
2012: Alex Prager
2013: Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs
2014: Daniel Gordon
2015: Momo Okabe
2016: Daisuke Yokota
2017: Romain Mader
The title of the award refers to Dutch photographer Paul Huf (1924-2002) who had a special connection with Foam. Huf was involved in the establishment of the museum in 2001 and he was known for his open and enthusiastic approach to new photography and upcoming talent – a clear parallel with Foam's mission statement.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.