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CAP Photography Prize 2019
The CAP Prize 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.
The CAP Prize aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally-sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide and helping to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. Due to its extensive application in a day-to-day context, we consider photography to be the ideal medium through which to foster an unhindered exchange of ideas about the image of Africa. Through fostering long term projects and promoting image sequences rather than single images, the CAP Prize aims to promote a more contemporary view of Africa.
The CAP Prize was initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012 and is executed by the CAP Association. In its first edition five winners were chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. In a mere five years the annual submissions grew to 900 from 94 countries with up to 10 exhibitions being held.
Contest Prize & TERMS
The CAP Prize, the International Prize for Contemporary African Photography is awarded annually to five outstanding photographers.
the prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions such as at the IAF Basel – Festival for Contemporary Art in Basel, Switzerland. In previous years the CAP Prize winners exhibition was on show at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, at FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde, Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna, Austria or at the Bamako Encounters in Bamako, Mali, just to name a few. The five CAP Prize winners are annually invited to the main exhibition at the IAF Basel – Festival for Contemporary Art and spend one week in Basel. The laureates are invited to join the Edition POPCAP, an edition of limited fine art prints of the awarded series. A catalog documenting the five winners works is published in time for the award ceremony. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Copyright of the photos is retained by the photographer. Entrants must accept that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the CAP Association to enable the delivery of the prize through the CAP Association and for future publicity and marketing purposes for up to five years. USAGE RIGHTS: Copyright of the photos is retained by the photographer. Entrants must accept that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the CAP Association to enable the delivery of the prize through the CAP Association and for future publicity and marketing purposes for up to five years.
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