Revealed in March, Paul Botes, David Chancellor, Phumzile Khanyile, Tommaso Fiscaletti and Nic Grobler, are four of the 25 finalists who are in line to win the 7th edition of the Contemporary African Photography (CAP) Prize.
Initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012 the prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. It consists of a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world.
The winner of this prestigious title receives global exposure at major international photography exhibitions such as at the IAF Basel, a Festival for Contemporary Art in Basel, Switzerland.
The other artists who have made the shortlist for the CAP Prize include:
Jenevieve Aken, Nigeria
Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, Morocco
Anna Boyiazis, USA
Baptiste de Ville d’Avray, Portugal
Ulla Deventer, Germany
Adji Dieye, Switzerland
Ralph Eluehike, Nigeria
Patricia Esteve, Kenya
Nneka Iwunna Ezemezue, Nigeria
Jonas Feige and Yana Wernicke, Germany
Jason Florio, Malta
Akpo Ishola, Benin
Delio Jasse, Italy
Bas Losekoot, The Netherlands
Esther Mbabazi, Uganda
Venetia Menzies, Scotland
Amilton Neves Cuna, Mozambique
Gilles Nicolet, Tanzania
Nura Qureshi, Kenya
Michele Sibiloni, Uganda
Eve Tagny, Canada
The five winners will be announced at Photo Basel International Art Fair in June 2018. The CAP Prize panel of judges comprises international experts from the field of photography and is changed annually.
The judges on the 2018 CAP Prize panel includes John Fleetwood, curator and director of Photo Tool, South Africa, Lekgetho James Makola, director of Market Photo Workshop, South Africa and Aaron Yeboah Jr, designer and editor for African Lens, Ghana.
The CAP Prize raises the winners’ international exposure and builds a high-level network for future projects. It is open to artists of any age and descent. Submitted photographic series must consist of a minimum of 10 to 25 images. There is no entry fee. The call to the CAP Prize 2019 opens on 7 November 2018 See their website at www.capprize.com.
Featured Image: CAP Prize 2017 Winner, Girma Berta, lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia