In the Huf spirit, the award celebrates upcoming photography talent from all genres
If you haven’t already noticed, we are deep in award season. On the 15th of March, one of our favourite – and way more culturally interesting – the Foam Paul Huf Award, announced this year’s winner. For those of you who don’t already know, the Foam Paul Huf Award is a photography prize hosted by the Foam museum here in Amsterdam and named after the trailblazing Dutch photographer Paul Huf. In the Huf spirit, the award celebrates upcoming photography talent from all genres – as it should. The winner is granted a solo exhibition in the Foam – along with a nice big check ;).
So who is this year’s winner? Drum roll please…Lebohang Kganye! If you don’t know her then it’s time to get familiar. Kganye is a multidisciplinary artist who uses photography to explore history by blending and confusing the real and fictional. Oh and it gets even better. She also works with archival images, sculpture and performance to confront questions of memory – and we’re obsessed. Her work is inviting, inducing feelings of calm nostalgia while also evoking the sense that there has been something left unsaid.
Overall, congratulations Lebohang Kganye for the well deserved award.