Foam in Amsterdam has announced the names of the 20 young artists, whose work will feature in the upcoming Foam Magazine #58: Talent, which will be published in February 2021.

The fifteenth edition of Foam Magazine’s Talent issue presents a selection of outstanding artists, each in their own way feeling the pulse of our times. In spite of the many challenges humankind was confronted with in 2020, Foam counted the highest number of submissions yet: 1803 entries, from 72 countries – each of which represented a message in a bottle from different parts of the world, which felt more fractured than ever. This year’s common, underlying theme is a close, sharp look at one of the most important subjects, the human condition. While being born out of the Covid-19 pandemic, this issue is also a beautiful, hopeful and refreshing statement of the possibilities the photographic medium offers, and the exciting future ahead.

The selected artists are: Heather Agyepong (UK), Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti (BEL/GHA), Delali Ayivi (TGO/GER), Hajar Benjida (NL/MAR), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK/ESP), Soléne Gün (FR), Tommy Kha (US), Billy H.C. Kwok (CHN), Simon Lehner (AUSTR), Pat Martin (US), Plantation (NGA), Sarker Protick (BGD), Silvia Rosi (IT/TGO), Joey Solomon (US), Leonard Suryajaya (US), Lisandro Suriel (SX), Igor Tereshkov (RUS), Ana Vallejo (COL), Sheng-Wen Lo (TWN) and Bowei Yang (CHN).

Billy H.C. Kwok (CHN)

Next to the regular features the issue contains a conversation between Carmen Winant and Laia Abril (ESP), winner of the 2020 Foam Paul Huf Award with her long-term project A History of Misogyny. The presented chapters, Chapter One: On Abortion and Chapter Two: On Rape have been unanimously selected by the jury as a remarkable example of the possibilities for the photographic medium to engage with complex subjects. Part of Abril’s winning project is on show at Foam until 7 March 2021, as part of the prize.

Foam Magazine #58: Talent will be published on 9th February 2021.

EAN 871096655523100058 | 288 pages.
Printed on selected specialised paper 300x230x23 mm 1118 g.