Call for entries: Seventh edition of the Contemporary African Photography Prize


The Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP Prize) is open for entries to its seventh edition. The prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. The five winning entries will be showcased in a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world with the aim of raising the profile of African photography.

The CAP Prize aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts and to encourage a rethinking of the image of Africa. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide. The CAP Prize is open to artists of any age and descent. Submitted photo series must consist of a minimum of 10, but may not exceed 25 images. There is no entry fee.

The CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or its diaspora. The prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions including the IAF Basel in Switzerland, LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, and #Kerkennah01 in Tunisia among others. The CAP Prize always invites all winning artists to the main exhibition at the IAF Basel, which is held during Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. All winners and their respective portfolios are featured in the CAP Prize catalogue. Each of the five awardees have the chance to participate in an artist residency and will be featured by our media partners. Information about how to enter can be found here. In a nutshell: The CAP Prize is a prize that raises the winners‘ international exposure and builds a high-level network for future projects.

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