The Foam Paul Huf Prize consists of a cash prize of €20,000 and a solo exhibition at Foam. The winner will see his/her name added to an impressive list of alumni. In 2021, the Foam Paul Huf Award was presented to American photographer John Edmonds (1989, USA) whose exhibition was side view Currently on display at Foam until June 19, 2022.
To reach an internationally representative selection, Foam contacted about thirty candidates from different parts of the world. Photography professionals and experts were asked to nominate a number of talented emerging photographers from their region. The award can be given to photographers of all ages who work in all types of photography from documentary or applied photography to journalism or freelance work. The winner’s work must have a clear visual language of its own and distinguish itself in form and content.
About the jury
Alona Pardo (Chairman, UK) is curator at Barbican Art Gallery in London with extensive knowledge of photography and film. Oscar Muñoz (Colombia) is a visual artist and founder of Lugar a Dudas, an independent art space in Cali. Oluremi Onabanjo (Nigeria) is Associate Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Anna Kaisa Rastenburger (Finland) is not only the Principal Curator of the Finnish Museum of Photography, but also the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Helsinki Political Photography Festival. Demet Yildiz Denture (Turkey) is the Director of Photography Department in Modern Istanbul.
About Paul Hofu
The Foam Paul Huf Prize was created because of the special bond that connects Foam to Dutch photographer Paul Huf (1924-2002). Paul Hof is known for his innovative method of photography and personally co-founded Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam in 2001.
2021 – John Edmonds (USA 1989)
2020 – Laya April (Spain 1986)
2019 – Eric Giamvi (1990, Ghana).
2018 Daniel Shea (US 1985)
2017 – Romain Mader (1988 Switzerland)
2016 – Daisuke Yokota (1983, Japan)
2015 – Momo Okabe (1981, Japan)
2014 Daniel Gordon (US 1980)
2013 – Tayo Onorato and Nico Krebs (1979, Switzerland)
2012 Alex Prager (1979, US)
2011 – Raphael Dallaporta (1980, France)
2010 – Alexander Grunsky (1980, Estonia)
2009 – Leonie Hampton (1978, UK)
2008 Peter Hugo (1976, South Africa)
2007 Mikhail Sobotsky (1981, South Africa) and Taryn Simon (1975, US)
The winner of the Foam Paul Huf 2022 award will be announced on 15 March via a press release and Foam’s online media.
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