On Wednesday evening the 2nd of March RaphaŽl Dallaporta (1980) was chosen as the winner of the Foam Paul Huf Award 2011 by an international jury. Along with a cash prize of 20.000,- Dallaporta will have an exhibition in Foam
from 9th September to 26th October 2011.
The Foam Paul Huf Award continues to attract portfolios from all over the world. Out of 81 nominees this year, 25 were from Europe, 7 from Asia, 17 from North America, 3 from South America, 15 from Africa and 14 from the Middle East.
"The quality of the candidates was very exciting. Given the great variety of practices in photography, the challenge was to compare very good works that have very different aesthetics", was quoted by the jury who unanimously chose the portfolio of French photographer RaphaŽl Dallaporta.
The chairman of the jury noted on the winner:
"His true political approach of society perversion, combined with a very creative and rigorous conceptual approach, free from influences, make him a distinctive photographer of the next generation."
The members of the jury were:
Francois Hťbel, Chairman (France, Director of Les Rencontres d'Arles)
Elie Domit (Dubai, Creative Director van The Empty Quarter Gallery)
Nathalie Herschdorfer (Switzerland, Director of Photography Festival Alt. +1000 and Curator) Annaleen Louwes (the Netherlands, Photographer)
Davide Quadrio (China, Founder and Director of Arthub Asia)
Foam has a special relationship with Dutch photographer Paul Huf (1924-2002). Huf was known for his innovative approach to photography and was personally involved in the founding of Foam in 2001.