Wie das Amsterdamer Fotomuseum Foam heute bekannt gab, wurde der mit 20.000 Euro dotierte Foam Paul Huf Award 2014 dem 1980 in Boston, USA, geborenen Künstler Daniel Gordon zugesprochen. Der jährlich vergebene Preis für einen Fotografen unter 35 Jahre ist aber nicht nur hoch dotiert, sondern beinhaltet zudem eine Ausstellung im Foam in Amsterdam.

Ratatouille and Smoke Bush 2014 C Daniel Gordon
Ratatouille and Smoke Bush 2014 © Daniel Gordon

Die Jury begründete die Entscheidung so: „We were impressed by the high quality of submissions coming from many different countries. They showed a broad range of what photography is today. We voted unanimously for the winner Daniel Gordon, whose work draws from the classical genres of still life and portraiture explored in the main movements of modern art. Coming from a generation that is comfortable using pictures from the internet, Gordon finds a unique way of reconstructing found imagery into 3-dimensional collages, which he then photographs. We are delighted to recognize this highly original and colorful work. He thoroughly deserves his place in the company of former Foam Paul Huf Award winners, which is fast becoming a who’s who of contemporary photographic practice.“

In der Jury, die heute tagte, saßen: Stefano Stoll (Chairman, Director of Festival Images, Vevey, Switzerland), Hans Gremmen (Graphic designer, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Andrea Holzherr (Exhibitions & Cultural Development Manager at Magnum Photos, Paris, France), Christopher McCall (Director of Pier24 Photography, San Francisco, USA), Kathy Ryan (Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine, New York, USA)

Still Life with Pitcher and Apples 2013 C Daniel Gordon
Still Life with Pitcher and Apples 2013 © Daniel Gordon

Artikelbild: Lemons, 2013 © Daniel Gordon / Alle Bilder: Courtesy of the artist and Wallspace, New York