CAP will choose the five best African photographers

To award the top five African photographers. This is the proposal for the CAP – Contemporary African Photography Award, which has been held since 2012. The 25 finalists of the ninth edition were announced this week. The five winners will be announced on September 20, 2020, at the international art fair Photo Basel, in Switzerland.

18 jurors – all connected to the world of photography – will analyze hundreds of proposals. As in previous editions, a CAP exhibition will take a tour and will be shown in several cities around the world after the award ceremony.

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These are the finalists for this edition: Alia Ali (Morocco), Roger Anis (Egypt), Ramzy Bensaadi (Algeria), Flávio Cardoso (Angola), Margareth Cortney-Clarke (Namibia), Cesar Defzuli (Spain), Rahima Gambo (Nigeria) ), Gianluigi Guercia (South Africa), Skander Khlif (Germany), M’hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Nora Lorek (Sweden), Gosette Lubondo (Congo), Mehdy Mariouch (Morocco), Frédéric Noy (Kazakhstan), Lee-Ann Olwage (South Africa), Onwumere Chukwudi (Nigeria), Gloria Oyarzabal (Spain), Lynn (France), Ugo Woatzi (Belgium), Ishmail Zaidy (Morocco) and Fared Zaitoon (Egypt).

No East African projects were included among the finalists. However, North Africa was awarded 8 candidates, five of them from Morocco.

The call for the 10th edition of the award will open on November 7.

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