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Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation

Young talents

The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation aims to give young artists the opportunity to present their work to a wide audience and to provide ongoing support. The funding offered by the Foundation includes awards, scholarships and exhibitions. The Foundation actively partners with various cultural institutions to honour its commitment to developing and promoting contemporary photography. Selected programmes are listed below.

Foam Talent Programme

"The Element", from the series "Your next step would be to do the Transmission", 2018 © Valentine Bo

With this collaboration with Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation supports the internationally renowned Foam Talent programme. This includes funding for the Foam Magazine's annual "Talent Issue", the internationally touring exhibition "Foam Talent" as well as the related exhibition programme. As part of the arrangement, each year works by one of the Foam Talents will be acquired for Art Collection Deutsche Börse. The programme develops the podium for international young photographers to introduce themselves to both the professionals and the audience at large.

The Foam Talents 2018 are: Florian Amoser ( Switzerland), He Bo (China), Valentine Bo (Ukraine), Maisie Cousins (United Kingdom), Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques (France), Jalan&Jibril Durimel (France), Sophie Gabrielle (Australia), Eric Gyamfi (Ghana), Thomas Hauser (France), Gregory Eddi Jones (USA), Stelios Kallinikou (Cyprus), Takashi Kawashima (Japan), Dima Komarov (Russia), Lilly Lulay (Germany), Jaya Pelupessy (The Netherlands), Daniel Shea (USA), Senta Simond (Switzerland), Salvatore Vitale (Italy), Carmen Winant (USA) and Chen Zhe (China).

More information about the Talent Call 2018 here.

HfG Fotoförderpreis

Jana Bissdorf and Tatjana Vdovenko (f.l.t.r.) at the HfG Offenbach Fotopreis ceremony 2018

In cooperation with the Offenbach University of Art and Design (HfG), the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation presents an annual award to an exceptionally talented student of photography. The €2,500 prize for works created by a student during the course of his or her studies is awarded as part of the traditional three-day “HfG Rundgang”, during which the university opens its doors to visitors. One of the works from the accompanying exhibition is selected by a jury whose members are: photographer Barbara Klemm, University Director Bernd Kracke and the Photography Foundation’s Managing Director, Anne-Marie Beckmann. Via this cooperation, the Foundation contributes to the development of photography in the Rhine Main region.

Previous winners:

2018 Jana Bissdorf; honorable mention to Tatjana Vdovenko
2017 Annika Grabold; honorable mention to Laura Brichta
2016 Robert Schittko; special prize to Hosam Katan
2015 Malte Sänger und Rudi Weissbeck
2014 Max Eulitz
2013 Stefan Stark und Pujan Shakupa
2012 Lilly Lulay und Karolin Back
2011 Florian Albrecht-Schoeck
2010 Oliver Dignal

Frankfurter Künstlerhilfe

© Florian Albrecht-Schoeck

The Frankfurter Verein für Künstlerhilfe e.V. has been supporting young artists in the Rhine Main region for more than 25 years. The association grants one-year scholarships to talented artists after completion of their studies, an important transitional phase in their career. The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation helps fund the scholarships. In addition, the Art Collection’s curator is a member of the board of trustees responsible for nominating and selecting the artists to be funded. The Foundation also provides continued support to young photographers who were granted the scholarships, for example by presenting their works to the public in special exhibitions at the company’s headquarters The Cube in Eschborn.