Twenty-five photographers have been shortlisted for the 8th edition of the Contemporary African Photography prize. These artists were selected from about 1200 applications by a panel of 19 international judges comprising curators, editors, publishers and artists.
Aimed at raising the perception 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.
The prize is awarded to photographers engaging with the African continent or its diaspora, with exhibition opportunities at major photography festivals on the continent or elsewhere. CAP Prize is open to artists of any age and descent but its guideline emphasizes series submitted must include a minimum of ten to twenty-five images.
The shortlisted artists are: Roger Anis (Egypt) / Zinyange Auntony (Zimbabwe) / Sibusiso Bheka (South Africa) / Jodi Bieber (South Africa) / Margaret Courtney-Clarke (Namibia) / Sanne de Wilde (The Netherlands) / Saidou Dicko (France) / Medina Dugger (Nigeria) / Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria) / Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo (South Africa) / Osborne Macharia (Kenya) / Tsoku Maela (South Africa) / Alice Mann (South Africa) / Xoliswa Ngwenya (South Africa) / Fréderic Noy (Uganda) / Joseph Obanubi (Nigeria) / Brian Otieno (Kenya) / Samantha Reinders (South Africa) / Rijasolo (Madagascar) / Fatoumata Sakho (France) / Abdo Shanan (Algeria) / Molebogeng Thok (South Africa) / Jansen van Staden (South Africa) / John Wessels (Democratic Republic Of The Congo) and Etinosa Yvonne (Nigeria).
The CAP Prize is organized by the Contemporary Art Photography Association in Basel, Switzerland. The five winners for 2019 will be announced at the Photo Basel International Art Fair in June.