The CAP Prize 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.

CAP Prize | The Prize

CAP Prize | The Prize

The CAP Prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions and is awarded during the Image Afrique Festival in Basel, Switzerland. The CAP Prize winners exhibition was previously on show at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, at FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde or Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna just to name a few. The five CAP Prize winners are invited to the main exhibition at the Image Afrique Festival and will spend one week in Basel during Art Basel, all costs covered. A catalog documenting the five winners works will be published in time for the award ceremony.

Each of the five awardees have the chance to 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 Festival, 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
Rencontres de Bamako Biennale Africaine de la Photographie, Bamako,Mali

 
 

Impressions from previous CAP Prize winners exhibitions

CAP Prize 2018 | Enter now!

CAP Prize 2018 | Enter now!

CAP Prize 2018 | How to Enter & FAQ

CAP Prize 2018 | How to Enter & FAQ