John Edmonds - A Sidelong Glance, 2022 © Foam. Photo: Christian van der Kooy
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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 2022

Lebohang Kganye

Re shapa setepe sa lenyalo II, 2013, Her Story series C Lebohang Kganye

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."

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Jury 2022

Alona Pardo

Chair, Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, United Kingdom

Oscar Muñoz

Visual artist and Founder of Lugar a Dudas, Colombia

Oluremi Onabanjo

Associate Curator, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York

Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger

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

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.

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