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Foam Magazine #58 – Talent

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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, we 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 our medium offers, and the exciting future ahead. We look forward to celebrating new beginnings, and new horizons.

Next to our regular features we are extremely grateful to host a conversation between Carmen Winant and Laia Abril, winner of the 2020 Paul Huf Award Prize 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. We agree that the results of her efforts need to be seen by an audience as large as possible and are very proud to be able to make our part.

Contributing photographers and artists:

Laia Abril, Heather Agyepong, Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti, Delali Ayivi, Tomás Ayuso, Hajar Benjida, Daniel Castro Garcia, Soléne Gün, Giulia Iacolutti, Tommy Kha, Billy H.C. Kwok, Gabby Laurent, Simon Lehner, Pat Martin, Plantation, Sarker Protick, Irene Antonia Diane Reece, Silvia Rosi, Joey Solomon, Leonard Suryajaya, Lisandro Suriel, Igor Tereshkov, Ana Vallejo, Sheng-Wen Lo, Bowei Yang


Foam Magazine is an international photography magazine published three times a year by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. The magazine has been awarded several prizes for both its high-grade graphic design and the quality of its content. Most recently, Foam Magazine was awarded Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards.

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