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A blog by the photo sticky artist Mark Page....

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

FOAM MAGAZINE TALENT CALL 2013 (Strictly NO old bastards)


I was in two minds whether to post this as it's got one of the daft No under 35 year old rules that the photography world loves so much. What if you're a slow fucker like me eh? I do like FOAM though and they do showcase some good stuff so heyho. And I guess we can let the kids have something as their music is all so shit. So if you are under 35....

The call out:
The international photography magazine Foam Magazine officially opens the submission for its seventh annual Talent Call on Monday, February 4. All photographers worldwide between 18 and 35 years old (booo hiss!) are invited to submit their portfolios for the Talent Issue.
 
‘The annual Foam Talent Call searches for exceptional talented photographers from all over the world. We aim to have an annual overview of the work of young promising artists. We are curious for new developments, trends and themes that are of importance to contemporary artists,’ according to Marloes Krijnen and Pjotr de Jong, respectively editor-in-chief and creative director of Foam Magazine.
Every year, Foam Magazine dedicates its Fall issue to publishing the work of young talents. It is a springboard into the international photography industry for these artists, giving them worldwide recognition and acclaim. Last year the winning portfolios were chosen from almost a thousand submissions from all over the globe. The winning portfolios, chosen by the Foam Magazine editorial team, will be published in the Fall issue, Foam Magazine #36 / Talent. The Foam Talent Call 2013 is open to all photographers aged between 18 and 35 across the globe. The entrance fee is €35,- and the competition is fierce, but those chosen will be showcased in the Fall Talent Issue of the magazine and exhibited/promoted in different ways through the international photography network of Foam Magazine. The editorial board will choose the portfolios according to the creative vision and concept of the series presented, amongst other criteria.
Previous Foam Talents are Melinda Gibson, Ina Jang, Alex Prager, Raphael Dallaporta, Jessica Eaton, Shane Lavalette, Sam Falls, Noémie Goudal amongst others.

The campaign for the Talent Call is developed by branding agency Vandejong. The song 'Come Back' from upcoming Dutch indie rock band The Vagary is used for the campaign video. Please visit our campaign website: www.foamtalent.com



5 comments:

Stan B. said...

Why doesn't someone out there come up with some kind of alternative for those over 35!?!?!?

mark page said...

No one cares Stan no one cares....

Stan B. said...

Weren't there two gents who tried to address this very situation some years back? I believe they put out a rather handsome online publication. Believe the name was... was (sorry, it's my post 35 year old mind)... EXPIRATION NOTICE.

mark page said...

I know. I am proud of that fact and fucking annoyed that more successful photographers and 'establishment' figures didn't give it more support the bunch of wankers!

Stan B. said...

Overall, we did get a pretty good response and welcome- Thank you, all concerned! And even though it only lasted three editions, I too am quite proud of the quality we managed, and the need we addressed (or at least attempted to).

Unfortunately, we were in the difficult predicament of catering to a subset of a subset. We really did need some kind of sponsorship, commercial or otherwise to continue (to reach out, research and acquire quality submissions- not make money). I do recall asking some folks merely for advice- and you'd think I asked 'em for next month's rent.

Alas, perhaps we just need set a wider net next time...