Launched in 2016, the African Photojournalism Database is a joint initiative of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa, where contacts of emerging and professional African news photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers reporting on cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues on the continent, as well as sports, nature, and stories of everyday life are pooled in a directory. The directory is currently a growing list of over 340 photographers.
This directory was created to link photographers and visual journalists to the international media economy, afford peer networking among fellow photographers and also allow World Press Photo Foundation to connect with photojournalists and Everyday Africa to seek new contributors.
- Wider exposure via the World Press Photo Foundation’s and Everyday Africa’s social platforms, including Instagram takeovers
- Features on the Four to Follow series on Witness, World Press Photo’s online magazine
- Professional opportunities through the project’s partnership with Blink
- Connect with other storytellers from across the continent
- Receive a regular newsletter with useful resources, grant opportunities, news, and events
Criteria for Membership
- You must be an African national
- You report on either cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues; sports or nature stories; or the photography of daily life
- You have a working website, Instagram or Facebook page with some recent work
- Applicants who meet the criteria will be invited to create a profile on the public database which is on Blink, a real-time location platform connecting freelancers to media companies that want to tell stories.
Please note, new submissions will be reviewed on a monthly basis. Only successful applicants will be contacted.
Top featured work by Gulshan Khan ‘Holy Month’ via apjd.org