CAP Prize | Competition Aims
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.