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CAP PRIZE 2020 Shortlist | From Home With Melancholy (2020), Skander Khlif, Tunisia

Skander Khlif, From Home With Melancholy (2020), Tunisia

Skander Khlif is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography.
His motivation:

It is important for me to keep a deep relationship with my home country. During each of my visits, I wander the roads aiming to reconnect with the surroundings.  I like playing the street photographer and trying to freeze a portion of time by catching a smile, a meditation, a dreamy or a lost look. Wondering how time has passed by and how it continues to do so.

Traveling in Tunisia long and wide, I realize through the cities and through the different environments that, while time may leave bitterness to some, it may also be synonymous with hope to others. For many, time is a friend they no longer fear. Others ask for more than it has to offer.  Then there is me, coming and going and constantly returning to my memories. I remain a spectator of a time that progresses in a different way.

The 5 winning projects will be announced on 20 September 2020 at the Photo Basel International Art Fair.
The call for entries for next year's CAP Prize.
Instagram @capprize