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Foam Paul Huf Award

The Foam Paul Huf Award is an internationally acclaimed photography prize. It is awarded to artists whose creative vision speaks to our current time and makes a significant contribution to today's photographic community. The award is open to artists from all nationalities working in documentary, journalistic and fashion photography. The award is organised by Foam since 2007. 

Award prize

  • a cash prize of €20.000

  • a solo exhibition at Foam

Selection criteria

Foam annually approaches around thirty nominators from various parts of the world to produce an internationally representative selection. Specialists and experts in the field of photography are each asked to select a number of talented photographers from their own region. 

The prize can be awarded for any photography: documentary, journalistic, fashion, or independent work. The winner’s work must exhibit clear visual language and contribute significantly to today's photographic community in both form and content. 

Winner Foam Paul Huf Award 2024

Hiền Hoàng

Collage of Asian props

The jury report says: “We are impressed by the outstanding work of Hiền Hoàng whose practice displays a powerful and innovative visual language. She explores cultural narratives, such as the relationship between humanity and nature and the role of identity. [...] Hoàng’s surprising installations, use of diverse media and layered visual aesthetic made her work stand out from the beginning.”

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Jury 2024

John Fleetwood is a curator, co-head of BA Photography at the KABK and director of Photo, a multifunctional platform in South Africa for the development and promotion of socially engaged photography.

Anna-Alix Koffi is a creative director, editor and the founder of OFF the wall cultures photo, Woman Paper Visa, and SOMETHING WE AFRICANS GOT.

Felipe Romero Beltrán, the previous Foam Paul Huf Award winner, is a photographer whose work is deeply rooted in exploring social issues, particularly focusing on the introduction of new narratives within documentary photography.

Kathrin Schönegg is a curator, awarded author on photography, and the head of the photography department at the Münchner Stadtmuseum.

Sunyoung Kim is senior curator at Museum Hanmi and leads the open call program MH Talent Portfolio, a programme aimed at fostering diverse collaborations between young artists and the museum.

- The jury

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About Paul Huf

The Dutch photographer Paul Huf (1924-2002) was known for his innovative photographic technique and was an important ambassador for the establishment of Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam in 2001.

To honour this special relationship, the Foam Paul Huf Award was created in 2007 in order to stimulate and support photographers on a global scale.

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The Foam Paul Huf Award was made possible in part by the generous support of Mentha Capital.

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