Foam Talent | New York
24 young artists shaping the future of photography
30 March – 16 April 2017
Red Hook Labs, Brooklyn, New York


Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam proudly presents Foam Talent at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York. A group exhibition bringing together 24 innovative image makers under the age of 35. It’s the first time that Foam brings its selection of Foam Talents to New York. The exhibition will take place during the 37th edition of The Photography Show(presented by AIPAD).

Every year Foam organises the Foam Talent Call to identify young and international talents. From a total of 1494 submissions from 75 different countries across 6 continents, 24 photographers were selected to be featured in the annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue. The exhibition Foam Talent, developed with work from the latest Talent Issue, brings together the work of an international young generation of artists.

Photo-objects, installations, beamers, lightboxes and wallpapers: Foam Talent goes beyond your classic photography exhibition. From the conceptual approach to the both mythical and violent favelas of Rio de Janeiro by Stefanie Moshammer, the colourful photographic constructions of Nico Krijno, to the chemical experiments on film by Daisuke Yokota in which the camera becomes irrelevant, the exhibition displays great diversity in artistic approaches. With each portfolio the selected artists prove to have very distinct and unique visions within a variety of genres. With this exhibition Foam presents its views on the current state of photography and creates a platform that introduces emerging talents in the international world of photography.

Untitled, from the series Empire (2012-’14) © Samuel Gratacap

With work by: Sofia Ayarzagoitia (MX), Juno Calypso (UK), Bubi Canal (ES/US), Paolo Ciregia (IT), Sam Contis (US), Jack Davison (UK), Nicolo Degiorgis (IT), Katinka Goldberg (SE/NO), Andrea Grützner (DE), Samuel Gratacap (FR), Maxime Guyon (FR), Felicity Hammond  (UK), Alexandra Hunts (UA/NL), Taejoong Kim (KR), Nico Krijno (ZA), Leo Maguire (UK), Stefanie Moshammer (AT), Andrés Felipe Orjuela (CO), Antonio Ottomanelli (IT), Daan Paans (NL), Louise Parker (US), Andrejs Strokins (LV), Ilona Szwarc (PL/US) and Daisuke Yokota (JP).

With more than 100 photographs, varying from reinterpretations of advertorial photography to socially engaged series, conceptual photojournalism and several photo-objects, the exhibition showcases a new generation of inspiring artists who deploy their skills to address topics ranging from urgent political events to playful reflections on the nature and history of the photographic medium.

Foam Magazine
Foam Magazine #45 (Talent) serves as an exhibition catalogue, featuring portfolios and biographies on the 24 photographers, plus extensive texts by several leading international experts.

Foam Talent  opens Thursday 30 March 2017 and is on view until 16 April at Red Hook Labs, New York. Gallery Hours: 10am-6pm (daily).

Foam Talent 2017 tour schedule
30 March – 16 April, Red Hook Labs, New York (US) |
18 May – 18 June, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London (UK) |

Untitled, 2015, from the series Color Photographs © Daisuke Yokota / courtesy GP Gallery

Foam Talent is made possible with support from Kleurgamma Fine-Art Photolab.
The annual Foam Magazine Talent Issue and the related Talent Programme are supported by the Niemeijer Fund.
Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine, published three times a year by Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam and Creative Agency Vandejong and is distributed by Frame Publishers. Foam Magazine is sponsored by Igepa Netherlands BV, supplier of excellent paper.

Note to editors: For information and visual material please check or contact the Press Office of Foam, e-mail or call +31 (0)20 5516500.

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