Foam Talent | New York


Mark your calendar for the opening of Foam Talent | NEW YORK, a group exhibition organised by Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York.

For the 3rd year Foam returns to Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York to present Foam Talent; a group exhibition bringing together a new generation of international artists. Selected through the annual Foam Talent Call the twenty image-makers presented in this exhibition represent a cross section of the wide array of subjects and techniques that are being explored by today’s artists working with photography.

The annual Foam Talent Call is an international search for exceptionally talented photographers under the age of 35. For this twelfth edition, a total of 1.853 artists from 74 different countries submitted their portfolios. The twenty selected photographers give us insight into the state of contemporary photography. This generation crosses the borders of the photographic medium with remarkable ease; installations where the immersive quality of the work nowadays is as important as more traditional two-dimensional photography. In this digital age, there seems to be an increasing interest for geological time and the cycle of time expressed in projects around the themes of night fall, processing grief, nostalgia and homesickness. Archival material continues to play an important role, as well as complex and lengthy research in pervasive socio-political factors that influence our everyday life. Altogether the selected projects show us how essential authenticity, intrinsic quality and the visual power of expression are.

With works by: Florian Amoser (Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Chen Ze (China), Maisie Cousins (UK), Sylvian Couzinet-Jacques (France), Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Greogory Eddi Jones (US), Stelios Kallinikou (Cryprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (Netherlands), Daniel Shea (US), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy) and Carmen Winant (US).

Opening Party: March 21, 6-9pm

Red Hook Labs, 133 Imlay Street, Brooklyn

RSVP here.

Exhibition open:

22 March – 10 April 2019

Gallery hours: 10 am – 6 pm (daily)

Download Press Release Here


Additionally, on Saturday March 23, Labs will host a Panel Discussion with Foam Talent Artists and an inaugural Labs slide Slam.

March 23 Schedule:
2:30 – 4:30 pm Foam Talent Panel Discussion
5:00 – 7:00 PM Labs Slide Slam
RSVP here!


Romke Hoogwaerts, Joshua Woods, Caroline Tompkins, David Brandon Geeting, Justin French, Ryker Allen, Alex Lockett, Ina Jang, Xavier Scott Marshall, Rosa Polin, Justin French, Efrem Zelony-Mindell, Jai Lennard, Logan Jackson, Balarama Heller and Eve Lyons, and Red Hook Labs, and Foam Amsterdam invite you to submit your work for the Red Hook Labs inaugural Slide Slam on March 23!

Open to young photographers without agency or gallery representation, the event will take place during our annual FOAM Talent New York exhibition and will follow a panel discussion of the FOAM Talent photographers. Have your work seen by an international community of editors and curators, and join our celebration of the future of the medium.

Please submit ten images by March 20 to as a Google Drive, WeTransfer or Dropbox link! Please indicate “Labs Slide Slam” in the subject line. Selected participants will be emailed by March 22!


1. The Passage of Time

On how physical, political and mental structures of our communal home, planet earth, makes for an inexhaustible source of inspiration:

Q& A with Thomas Hauser.

2. Strategies of Investigating the Medium

On how to deconstruct the photographic process in order to reflect on that which is constructed.

Panel conversation with Jaya Pelupessy, Lilly Lulay and Gregory Eddi Jones.

3. Reassessing Identities

On how focusing on individuals and sub groups can rewrite future narratives around identity. Artist Talk by Sylvain Couzinet- Jacques and interview with Durimel.