CAP is the international Prize for Contemporary African Photography awarded annually since 2012 to five photographers who's works were created on the African continent or which engages with the Africa diaspora.

The Prize

The Prize

The CAP Prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions including Image Afrique in Basel, Switzerland, at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde or Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna. CAP Prize always invites all winning artists to the main exhibition Image Afrique, which is held during Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. All winners are and their respective portfolios are featured in the CAP Prize as well as in the piclet.org directory for hand-picked photographers' portfolios.

Each of the five awardees have the chance to participate in an artist residency and will be featured by many of our media partners. 

In a nutshell: CAP Prize raises the winners' international exposure and builds a high level network for future projects.

The wining portfolios have been exhibited in collaboration with a series of international photograph festivals since 2012 including:

LagosPhoto Festival, Lagos, Nigeria
PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Cape Town Month of Photography, Cape Town, South Africa
OBSCURA Festival of Photography, George Town, Malaysia
Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde, Mindelo, Cape Verde
Eyes On European Month of Photography, Vienna, Austria
Nuit des Images, Lausanne, Switzerland
Image Afrique, Basel, Switzerland
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie de Fés, Fé, Morocco
Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie de Ghar El Melh, Gahr El Melh, Tunisia
Addis Foto Fest, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 
 
The Panel of Judges

The Panel of Judges

Competition Aims

Competition Aims