March 17th, 2016

Japanese Photographer Daisuke Yokota Wins €20,000 Foam Paul Huf Award

Untitled, 2015, From the series Color Photographs © Daisuke Yokota / Courtesy G/P Gallery

Untitled, 2015, From the series Color Photographs © Daisuke Yokota / Courtesy G/P Gallery

Foam, the Amsterdam-based photography museum, has awarded the 10th annual Paul Huf Award to Japanese photographer Daisuke Yokota. The award includes an exhibition at Foam, publication in the organization’s magazine and a €20,000 ($22,642) prize. Named for Dutch photographer Paul Huf, who helped establish Foam, the award supports emerging photographers of any nationality under the age of 35.

“Yokota has established a formidable reputation as a young artist who has the ability to take photography forward into ever more original directions; from prints, to artist’s books, installations, and collaborative performance, and always with a distinctive and unmistakable visual language,” said Tate London’s Simon Baker, chairman of the jury, in a statement.

The other jurors were: curator and editor Joshua Chuang; Lucy Conticello, Director of Photography at M, Le Monde; Felix Hoffmann, chief curator at C/O Berlin; and Thyago Nogueira, the head of contemporary photography at Moreira Salles Institute and editor ZUM photography Magazine.

The jurors selected Daisuke from a pool of 97 nominees from 29 countries.

Previous Paul Huf award-winners include Taryn Simon, Mikhael Subotzky, Pieter Hugo, Léonie Hampton-Purchas, Alexander Gronsky, Raphaël Dallaporta, Alex Prager, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Daniel Gordon and Momo Okabe.

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Momo Okabe Wins the Foam Paul Huf Award 2015

October 10th, 2013

Part Art and Book Fair, Part Photo Fest, Unseen Delivers Energy, Mixed Reviews From Sellers in Second Year

© Amber Terranova

© Thijs Boontjes

In its second year, Unseen Art Fair drew an international audience to Amsterdam to view previously un-exhibited work from established artists and emerging talents. Set against the industrial backdrop of a repurposed nineteenth century coal gas power plant, the “art fair with a festival flair,” as organizers dubbed it, featured plenty of energy and excitement, but drew mixed reactions from gallerists, with some noting that combining an art fair, book fair and photo festival, with artist talks and other programming, distracted from the business of print sales. (more…)