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The Cube : Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation : Foam Talent 2022


The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation presents the exhibition “Foam Talent 2022” at The Cube in Frankfurt/Eschborn . The extensive exhibition brings together the works of 20 contemporary photographers from 14 nations and illustrates the current state as well as future trends and themes of contemporary photography.

The artists were selected as part of Foam’s young talent programme, which the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation is supporting since 2017. The artistic positions presented in the exhibition are distinguished by the innovative use of the medium of photography and deal with essential issues of our time.

With unsparing openness, the artists dare to critically question ideological structures and deconstruct the resulting political, social, and ecological consequences for the planet, humanity, and the individual. They thereby provide intimate insights into the realities of their lives, connect personal experience to an overall social context, and confront visitors with their own position within a globalized world. Current discourses find their way into the exhibition, including the challenges of climate change, issues of identity, gender and body, discrimination, displacement as well as the far-reaching consequences of a capitalist economy. All works presented are characterized by their unique visual language while illustrating the current state as well as future trends and themes of contemporary photography.

The Foam Talents 2022 are: Marwan Bassiouni, Myriam Boulos, Olgaç Bozalp, Laura Chen, Kata Geibl, Lina Geoushy, Marvel Harris, Alexandra Rose Howland, Ange- Frédéric Koffi, Czar Kristoff, Yushi Li, Carla Liesching, Seif Kousmate, Pavo Marinović, Diego Moreno, Donja Nasseri, Ghazaleh Rezaei, Linn Phyllis Seeger, Ritsch Sisters, Donavon Smallwood.

The exhibition was curated by Foam and shown in Amsterdam for the first time. “Foam Talent 2022” is complemented by an extensive digital presentation that comprises all artistic positions and offers further information in form of texts, podcasts and videos.

Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation acquires works by Marvel Harris
As part of the cooperation with Foam and with each edition of the Foam Talent programme, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation acquires works by one of the artists for the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. This year, selected photographs from the series “Inner Journey” by Dutch artist Marvel Harris were purchased.

The Foam Funding Programme
Every two years, the Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam Foam invites talented young photographers between the ages of 18 and 40 to submit their portfolios via a Talent Call. The selected artists are subsequently supported by a comprehensive promotion programme, including the publication in the Talent issue of the Foam magazine, exhibitions in Amsterdam, Eschborn and other locations such as Berlin or London, as well as networking and mentoring events. In addition, the artists get the opportunity for their work to be added to the renowned Art Collection Deutsche Börse. In this year’s edition of Foam Talents, 1,938 artists from 85 countries applied. Since its founding in 2007, the programme has firmly established itself in the contemporary photography scene, offering young artists a springboard for their future careers while bringing the latest developments in contemporary photography to the forefront.


Foam Talent 2022
from 17 February to 14 May 2023.
The Cube
Mergenthalerallee 61
65760 Eschborn, Germany

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