Foam Talent / Foam Museum of Photography

Foam Talent


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Indication entrance fees

- Adults€ 11,-
- Kids€ 11,-
- seniors / 65+€ 11,-


01/09/2017 - 12/11/2017
Foam Museum of Photography


Foam Museum of Photography
Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam


Foam Talent

This year – for the first time – the Foam Talent exhibition and Foam Magazine’s Talent Issue will be launched at the museum in Amsterdam before travelling internationally. Comprising an exciting range of works drawn from the pages of the magazine, the exhibition opens on 31 August at Foam.

The 11th Talent Call was the largest to date, with an impressive 1.790 submissions from 75 different countries. The open call serves as an intriguing barometer of the state of contemporary photography. The works reveal a series of growing trends and tendencies. At a time of global uncertainty, it is fitting that many of the featured artists express varied socio-political concerns. Questions of identity and representation, particularly at the group level, also appear to have remained important themes for a new generation of photographic talent. As well as portfolios with a powerful aesthetic signature, a striking number of long term projects are included, each one having acquired new layers and greater depth of meaning through time. Equally striking is that today’s emerging photographers are clearly embracing a wide range of media in their practice, and are rarely confined to the camera alone.

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).

The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Niemeijer Fund.
Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Delta Lloyd, the City of Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.

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