The Amsterdam-based organisation FOAM has been giving out the annual Paul Huf Award since 2007. Aimed at photographers under 35, the award is named after Dutch photographer Paul Huf, who was a close collaborator of the organisation as well as co-founder of the FOAM Photography Museum in 2002. Huf was renowned for his innovative photographic techniques, as well as his commitment to supporting young artistic talent.
Now in its seventh year, the award recognises up-and-coming photographers who share Huf's cross-genre approach to photography. This makes it applicable to works of any style – be it documentary, reportage, staged or independent photography.
The jury for this year's edition of the 20,000 euro award has now been announced. Consisting of twenty renowned industry experts, the selection includes Stefano Stoll (Director of IMAGES Festival, Switzerland), Kathy Ryan (Director of the New York Times Photography Department), Jaap Guldemond (Director of Exhibitions at EYE Film Institute, Netherlands) and Andrea Holzherr (Director of Exhibitions and Cultural Development at Magnum Photos).
The jury will convene in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 March, announcing the winners on the same day. An exhibition of the winning works will be showing at the Foam Photography Museum in September 2014.
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