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.
a cash prize of €20,000
a solo exhibition at Foam
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 2022
The jury states:
“Reflecting on personal narratives, memory, family, loss, displacement and dislocation while questioning photography’s indexicality as a marker of truth, Lebohang Kganye’s work impressed us for its clarity of vision, complexity and ambition. Spanning photography, collage, film, installation and sculpture, Kganye’s performative and visually sophisticated work draws on both family and collective archives to shed light on the fabricated nature of history and memory."
Chair, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, United Kingdom
Visual artist and Founder of Lugar a Dudas, Colombia
Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York
Chief Curator Finnish Museum of Photography and Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Festival of Political Photography, Finland
Demet Yıldız Dinçer
Photography Department Manager Istanbul Modern, Turkey
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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.
Other talent inititatives
Being selected as a Foam Talent puts you in the spotlight of the international photography world. It recognises your artistic potential as an emerging artist and gives you the support to jumpstart your career.
A fixed exhibition space in the museum that is exclusively oriented towards the innovative work of young talent from the Netherlands and abroad.
We stand for Talent. We scout, follow and present talented artists in order to stimulate and showcase exceptional quality.
The Foam Paul Huf Award was made possible in part by the generous support of Mentha Capital.
Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.
In 2022 Foam receives additional support from the Mondriaan Fund and receives a contribution through the Mondriaan Fund from the Ministerie van OCW.