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.