Foam Talent Call 2023 is closed

Foam Talent Call

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.

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Search for talent

The biennial Foam Talent Call is a search for exceptionally talented photographers from all across the world. Foam's Talent programme is devoted to supporting you and your work.

Selected artists receive a number of career-building opportunities, including a publication in Foam Magazine's biennial talent issue, participation in (online) programmes and events, as well as the potential to be added to the prestigious Art Collection Deutsche Börse.

What we're looking for

Our editors are curious to see new work from all around the world. We are looking for image-makers that have developed their voice and that have something to say.

Artists who might have already produced a self-published book, or maybe had a few exhibitions but haven’t had major publishing deals, major exhibitions or retrospectives yet. We strive for the Foam Talent programme to be a starting point in an artist’s career, rather than an arrival moment.

What selected artists receive

  • A portfolio published in Foam Magazine's Talent issue

  • Career-building opportunities. Meet and connect to experts and peers throughout the Foam Talent programme, consisting of curators, thought leaders, writers and artists

  • Be exhibited across multiple Foam touchpoints and gain international exposure: in a show in Amsterdam, one travelling exhibition and our digital platform

  • Connect to new audiences by participating in events and activities such as talks, masterclasses, podcasts etc. 

  • The chance to become part of a prestigious collection. Every year, the work of a selected artist is added to the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, one of the most important collections of international contemporary photography   

  • Compensation of €1,300 as a selected artist in the full programme

Meet Foam Talents

  • Marwan Bassiouni
  • Myriam Boulos
  • Olgaç Bozalp
  • Laura Chen
  • Kata Geibl
  • Lina Geoushy
  • Marvel Harris
  • Alexandra Rose Howland
  • Ange-Frédéric Koffi
  • Czar Kristoff
  • Yushi Li
  • Carla Liesching
  • Seif Kousmate
  • Pavo Marinović
  • Diego Moreno
  • Donja Nasseri
  • Linn Phyllis Seeger
  • Ritsch Sisters
  • Donavon Smallwood

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The Foam Talent Programme and the biennial Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.

Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Foam is supported by de VriendenLoterij, Foam Members, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, the VandenEnde Foundation and the City of Amsterdam.

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