Foam Talent 2020
The bi-annual Foam Talent Call is a search for exceptionally talented photographers between 18 and 40 years, 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 publication in Foam Magazine's bi-annual talent issue, participation in (online) programmes and events, as well as the potential to be added to the prestigious Art Collection Deutsche Börse.
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 Talent Programme to be a starting point in an artist’s career, rather than an arrival moment.
WHAT YOU GET AS A FOAM TALENT
ABOUT FOAM TALENT CALL
Since 2007, the annual Foam Talent Call is the core step in Foam’s ongoing commitment to scout, present and support new generations of talented image-makers worldwide. The Foam Talent Call and the Foam Magazine Talent issue are Foam’s look on the ever-growing photographic community. Since 2022, the Foam Talent Call is organised bi-annually.
ALL PREVIOUS TALENTS
Below you can find all of the Foam Talents, sorted by year, from 2007 until the most recent edition, and the accompanying talent issues:
Alexandra Rose Howland, Ange-Frédéric Koffi, Carla Liesching, Czar Kristoff, Diego Moreno, Donavon Smallwood, Donja Nasseri, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Kata Geibl, Laura Chen, Lina Geoushy, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Marvel Harris, Marwan Bassiouni, Myriam Boulos, Olgaç Bozalp, Pavo Marinović, Ritsch Sisters, Seif Kousmate, Yushi Li.
Heather Agyepong (UK), Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti (BE/GH), Delali Ayivi (TG/DE), Hajar Benjida (NL/MA), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK/ES), Soléne Gün (FR), Tommy Kha (US), Billy H.C. Kwok (HKG), Simon Lehner (AUT), Pat Martin (US), Plantation (NG), Sarker Protick (BD), Silvia Rosi (IT/TG), Joey Solomon (US), Leonard Suryajaya (US), Lisandro Suriel (MF), Igor Tereshkov (RU), Ana Vallejo (CO), Sheng-Wen Lo (TW) and Bowei Yang (CN).
Aàdesokan (Nigeria), Sofia Borges (Brazil), Adji Dieye (Senegal/Italy), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria), Karla Hiraldo Voleau (France/Dominican Republic), Benoît Jeannet (Switzerland), Luther Konadu (Canada/Ghana), Matthew Leifheit (United States), Douglas Mandry (Switzerland), Philip Montgomery (United States), Camillo Pasquarelli (Italy), Simone Sapienza (Italy), Micha Serraf (Zimbabwe/South Africa), Hashem Shakeri (Iran),
Gao Shang (China), Kamonlak Sukchai (Thailand),
Guanyu Xu (China/United States),
Yorgos Yatromanolakis (Greece), Alba Zari (Italy/Thailand).
Florian Amoser ( Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan&Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (USA), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (The Netherlands), Daniel Shea (USA), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy), Carmen Winant (USA) and Chen Zhe (China).
Sushant Chhabria (India), David De Beyter (France), Mark Dorf (USA), Alinka Echeverría (Mexico/UK), Weronika Gęsicka (Poland), Wang Juyan (China), Thomas Kuijpers (The Netherlands), Quentin Lacombe (France), Clément Lambelet (Switzerland), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland/Guinea), Erik Madigan Heck (USA), Alix Marie (France), Martin Errichiello & Filippo Menichetti (Italy), Wang Nan (China), Kai Oh (South Korea), Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine), Ben Schonberger (USA), Sadegh Souri (Iran), Harit Srikhao (Thailand) and Vasantha Yogananthan (France)
Sofia Ayarzagoitia (Mexico), Juno Calypso (UK), Bubi Canal (Spain), Paolo Ciregia (Italy), Sam Contis (US), Jack Davison (UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (Italy), Katinka Goldberg (Sweden/Norway), Andrea Grützner (Germany), Samuel Gratacap (France), Maxime Guyon (France), Felicity Hammond (UK), Alexandra Hunts (Ukraine/The Netherlands), Taejoong Kim (South Korea), Nico Krijno (South Africa), Leo Maguire (UK), Stefanie Moshammer (Austria), Andrés Felipe Orjuela (Colombia), Antonio Ottomanelli (Italy), Daan Paans (The Netherlands), Louise Parker (US), Andrejs Strokins (Latvia), Ilona Szwarc (PL/US), Daisuke Yokota (Japan)
Aaron Blum (US), Alessandro Calabrese (IT), Tom Callemin (BE), Sara Cwynar (CA), David Favrod (SW), Dominic Hawgood (UK), Peng Guo (CN), Heikki Kaski (FI), Matthew Leifheit (US) & Cynthia Talmadge (US), Mariam Medvedeva (RU), Abel Minnée (NL), Marton Perlaki (HU), Constantin Schlachter (FR), Sjoerd Knibbeler (NL), Justin James Reed (US), Johan Rosenmunthe (DK), Jean-Vincent Simonet (FR), Danila Tkachenko (RU), Naohiro Utagawa (JP), Christian Vium (DK), Manon Wertenbroek (SW)
Andrey Bogush (FL), Lucas Foglia (US), Eva O'Leary & Harry Griffin (US), Lukas Wassmann (SW), Hannah Whitaker (US), Jonny Briggs (UK), Daniel Everett (US). Julien Gremaud (SW), Charles Henry Bedue (FR), Huang Jing (CN), Otto Kaan (NL), Sasha Kurmaz (UR), Catharine Maloney (USA), Yoshinori Mizutani (JP), Nerhol (JP), Alice Quaresma (USA), Jan Rosseel (NL), Emilie Regnier (Africa), Christto Sanz & Andrew Weir (US), Jennifer Niederhauser Schlup (SW), Sarah Ancelle Schonfeld (DE)
Daniel Gordon (US), Jonathas De Andrade (BR), Daisuke Yokota (JP), Salvi Danes (ES), Thibault Brunet (FR), David Benjamin Sherry (US), Eeva Hannula (FI), Thomas Rousset (CH), Jinkyun Ahn (KR), Peter Puklus (RO), Augustin Rebetez (CH), Charlie Rubin (US), Joshua Citarella (US), Ross Sawyers (US), Sohei Nishino (JP), Linda Voorwinde (NL)
Popel Coumou (NL), Alejandro Cartagena (MX), Shane Lavalette (US), Grace Kim (US), Samuel Falls (US), Giulio Sarchiola (IT), Fabio Messias (BR), Olga Cafiero (CH), Antonio Zambardino (IT), Laura El-Tantawy (UK/EG), Esther Teichmann (DE/US), Marleen Sleeuwits (NL), Noemie Goudal (FR), Tomoe Murakami (JP), Ali Taptik (TR), Maroesjka Lavigne (BE), WassinkLundgren (NL)
Ina Jang (KR), Mirko Martin (DE), Florian van Roekel (NL), Gosha Rubchinskiy (RU), Mayumi Hosokura (JP), Raphael Dallaporta (FR), Katrien Vermeire (BE), Fleur van Dodewaard (NL), Jessica Eaton (CA), Alessandro Imbriaco (IT), Ivor Prickett (IE), Ester VonPlon (CH), Renato Abreu (BR), Alberto Salvan Zulueta (ES), Lucas Blalock (US)
Alex Prager (US), Benjamin Lowy (USA), Breno Rotatori (BR), Chris Engman (US), Cyrille Weiner (FR), Elian Somers (NL), Emile Hyperion Dubuisson (FR), Johan Bergström (SE), Kim Boske (NL), Luke Stephenson (UK), Melinda Gibson (UK), Pablo Lopez Luz (MX), Sarah Mei Herman (NL), Theo Volpatti (IT/US), Toru Nagahama (UK)
Alexander Gronsky (EE/LV), Simone Bergantini (IT), Julian Faulhaber (DE), Anouk Kruithof (NL), Michael Lundgren (US), João Castilho (BR), Peter van Agtmael (USA), Amira Fritz (DE), Sarah Gerats (NL), Nadim Asfar (LB), Leonie Purchas (UK), Ronald Leong (SG), Aaron Schuman (US), Elliott Wilcox (UK), Taisuke Koyama (JP), Davide Monteleone (IT), Timo Klos (DE), Daniel Naudé (ZA)
Ahmet Unver (UK), Kenneth Bamberg (FI), Ulrich Gebert (DE), Jehad Nga (USA/LB/UK), Wayne Liu (CN), Adrien Missika (FR/DE), Jacob Aue Sobol (DK), Pieter Hugo (ZA), Curtis Mann (US), Clémence de Limburg (BE), Sarah Pickering (UK), Philipp Ebeling (UK)
Domingo Milella (IT), Taryn Simon (US), Jiuliang Wang (CN), Astrid Kruse Jensen (DK), Mikhael Subotzky (ZA), Lieko Shiga (JP)
The Foam Talent Programme and the annual Talent issue of Foam Magazine are supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and the VandenEnde Foundation.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.
Foam is supported by the VriendenLoterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Foam Members, Gemeente Amsterdam and the VandenEnde Foundation.
In 2021 Foam receives additional support from Kickstart Cultuurfonds and the Mondriaan Fund.