Foam Magazine #55 Talent (2020)
3,238 projects, by 1,619 authors, born between 1983 and 2001, coming from 69 different countries. A total of 3,457 images. The 2020 edition of the Foam Magazine Talent Issue contains a selection of 20 artists from a fascinating pool of submissions. A wide spectrum of themes, techniques and approaches that once again lets us say — yes, photography is very well alive and in very good health. As it is alive, it is changing, evolving, creating ramifications and cross-pollinating. Most importantly, as the access to opportunity increases, the panorama becomes more and more fertile — and it’s beautifully blossoming.
The Talent Issue this year is even more special: for the first time in the history of Foam Magazine we are releasing two different covers, one with an image by Kamonlak Sukchai and the other by Alba Zari. These two wonderful images represent the extremes of the very broad spectrum in image making that we had the honour of exploring while browsing the submissions of the Talent Call. We also present a conversation between Mariama Attah and Ghanaian artist Eric Gyamfi, who was part of the Talents 2019 and then winner of the Paul Huf Award 2019. While we were almost ready to print, we received fantastic news: for the second time, Foam Magazine has received the award for Best Magazine of the Year by the Lucie Foundation, announced during a gala at the Carnegie Hall in New York!