Daniel Gordon Nabs Foam’s 2014 Paul Huf Award

'Spring Onions' (2013) by Gordon. (Courtesy the artist and Wallspace)

‘Spring Onions’ (2013) by Gordon. (Courtesy the artist and Wallspace)

Amsterdam’s Foam photography museum has selected Daniel Gordon as the 2014 winner of its Paul Huf Award, which each year gives one photographer under the age of 35 a €20,000 ($27,800) prize and an exhibition at the museum. Mr. Gordon, who works in Brooklyn and shows with Chelsea’s Wallspace Gallery, shoots lusciously colored, wildly patterned, intensely intricate collages and constructions—typically portraits and still lifes—that he makes out of carefully ripped and recombined photographs that he sources online. Gorgeous stuff.

Foam has a video of Mr. Gordon receiving the news by telephone (you can take a look below: he’s a sport about it), and members of the jury talking about their decision to select him. It was a unanimous vote.

“Coming from a generation that is comfortable using pictures from the internet, Gordon finds a unique way of reconstructing found imagery…,” the jury said in a statement. “We are delighted to recognize this highly original and colorful work.”

The award is named after the Dutch photographer Paul Huf, who lived from 1924 to 2002 and helped found Foam.


Daniel Gordon Nabs Foam’s 2014 Paul Huf Award