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CALL 2016

Are you the next photography talent?

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Why submit

Be published in Foam Magazine

Works of the selected Foam Talents are featured and discussed in Foam Magazine's Talent issue. The issue is distributed through Foam Magazine's extensive network.

Be part of the Foam Talent Exhibition

Foam Talents participate in a large outdoor exhibition at Unseen Photo Fair and in the Foam Talent Exhibition, which previously traveled to Paris, London and Brussels.

Gain international exposure

Symposiums, events and masterclasses accompany the exhibitions and attract both professionals from the field and photography enthusiasts.

Meet with collectors and experts

Foam Magazine has an extensive network of professionals and collectors. During events such as Unseen Photo Fair, Talents have the opportunity to meet with experts and gain additional recognition and contacts.

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Foam Talent Call 2016

What is Foam Talent Call?

Foam Talent Call is one of the most prestigious international contests for young photographers between the ages of 18 and 35. It is a career-building platform, helping to launch aspiring talents by giving them international exposure and recognition within the photography industry. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the award, which over the past decade has identified and launched hundreds of emerging photographers from around the world.


When is the deadline?

Sunday, 20 March 2016, 11.59 pm, UTC +1. Amsterdam, The Netherlands time


What are the conditions for entering this year's call?


I’ve submitted my work but I want to change it – is this possible?

No, unfortunately once your work is submitted no changes are possible.

What are the submission requirements?

Submissions can only be made following the standard submission process on this website. Only complete submissions will be considered. This means 2 projects with 8-10 JPEG images per project, a brief description of each project and a CV (Word or PDF, maximum one A4 page each). All files must be compressed into a single zip folder no larger than 5MB. Read the full Terms & Conditions.


Why is there a fee?

Since Foam Magazine is a non-profit publication, the €35 fee goes towards supporting the Foam Talent programme (exhibitions and symposia) and producing future issues of the magazine.


Can I submit using an artist’s name?

Yes, but you must include your real name as well.


Selection Process

How are Foam Talents selected?

The Talents are always selected by the editorial team at Foam Magazine. Being a talent normally describes someone who has outstanding skills or abilities. Besides selecting the work of artists with an above-average talent, we also try to judge whether the work is of above-average importance for current developments in photography. Given our expertise, we strive to make a selection that stands the test of time and provides, in retrospect, a clear picture of the kind of relevant photographic work made in our own day by a relatively young generation of photographers.


What if I don't fall within the required age range?

If you are not between 18 and 35, please do not feel excluded. You can still submit your portfolio for consideration for Foam Magazine. Age has nothing to do with the portfolios featured in two out of the three annual issues. These are selected purely for their photographic, artistic, or documentary quality.

Why are there age limits?

The age limits set for the Talent Call have been created in order to focus once a year on a particular segment of photographers. Our editors are curious about how this particular generation looks at the world and expresses itself with a camera. If you are not between 18 and 35, you can still submit your portfolio for consideration in one of the other issues of Foam Magazine.

When will I know if I have been selected?

The selection procedure takes place between March and June 2016 and the Talent issue is released at the end of August so we will notify you anywhere between June and July 2016.


Who do I contact for press inquiries?

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