Foam Talent returns to London, with an exhibition of forward-thinking photographers under the age of 35 including Alinka Echeverria (UK/Mexico), Weronika Gęsicka (Poland), Namsa Leuba (Switzerland/Guinea), Erik Madigan Heck (USA), Viacheslav Poliakov (Ukraine), Harit Srikhao (Thailand), Vasantha Yogananthan (France), Quentin Lacombe (France), Wang Nan (China), and David de Beyter (France).

This year 1790 artists responded to Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam’s annual talent call, and the 20 selected photographers were picked out for their experimental approaches to the medium. The new generation of artists explore a variety of subjects, says Foam, including several photographers openly denouncing the totalitarian regimes of their countries.

Other work includes comments on the internet’s role in feeding a collective fear of terrorism, and questions of personal identity. The exhibition opens at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall on 16 May, after which it will travel to Amsterdam, New York, and Frankfurt.

Foam Talent runs from 16 May – 10 June at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, London Foam Talent is a Photo London satellite event

Damien from the series NGL 2015 © Namsa Leuba
Lovebird 2016 From the series A Myth of Two Souls 2013 © Vasantha Yogananthan
From the series Kawakubo Interpreter of Dreams 2017 © Erik Madigan Heck
From the series Event Horizon 2015 2017 © Quentin Lacombe
Untitled 13 2015 from the series Traces 2015-2017 © Weronika Gesicka
From the series Lviv Gods Will 2017 © Viacheslav Poliakov
From the series Fluorite 2014 2017 © Wang Nan
Auto Sculpture, 2015 from the series Big Bangers 2014-2017 © David de Beyter
Marigold Warner

Deputy Editor

Marigold Warner worked as an editor at BJP between 2018 and 2023. She studied English Literature and History of Art at the University of Leeds, followed by an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London. Her work has been published by titles including the Telegraph Magazine, Huck, Elephant, Gal-dem, The Face, Disegno, and the Architects Journal.