25 projects engaging with the African continent or its diaspora have made it to the shortlist of this years' Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP). The works of as many photographers from the continent or elsewhere will be judged by an internationally sourced panel. The five winners will be announced at the Image Afrique Festival in Basel, Switzerland in June 2017.

In this newsletter ZAM presents twenty four pictures by photographers from Nairobi, Addis Abeba, Marrakech, Johannesburg, Mascara, Accra, and Abuja, chosen from the twenty five nominated projects. In the coming weeks we will publish more visuals on our Instagram.

The CAP Prize was initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012. The prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions like Lagos Photo, Valango Festival in Brazil and Kerkena01 in Tunis. Each of the five winners have the chance to participate in an artist residency and will be featured by media around the world.

Have a look at the complete short list here.

 

Fethi Sahraoui, from the serie Escaping the Heatwave, 2016
Fethi Sahraoui, from the serie Escaping the Heatwave, 2016
Fethi Sahraoui, from the serie Escaping the Heatwave, 2016
Mohamed Altoum, from the serie Sudanese cinema long years of solitude, 2013
Mohamed Altoum, from the serie Sudanese cinema long years of solitude, 2013
Mohamed Altoum, from the serie Sudanese cinema long years of solitude, 2013
Lebohang Kganye, from the serie Ke Lefa Laka, 2013
Lebohang Kganye, from the serie Ke Lefa Laka, 2013
Lebohang Kganye, from the serie Ke Lefa Laka, 2013
Rahima Gambo, from the serie Education is Forbidden, 2015-2016
Rahima Gambo, from the serie Education is Forbidden, 2015-2016
Rahima Gambo, from the serie Education is Forbidden, 2015-2016
Laila Hida
Laila Hida, from the serie Looking for you, 2014
Laila Hida, from the serie Looking for you, 2014
Girma Berta, from the serie Moving Shadows, 2015-2016
Girma Berta, from the serie Moving Shadows, 2015-2016
Girma Berta, from the serie Moving Shadows, 2015-2016
Tsoku Maela, from the serie Barongwa: I am that I am / Abstract Peaces, 2016
Tsoku Maela, from the serie Barongwa: I am that I am / Abstract Peaces, 2016
Tsoku Maela, from the serie Barongwa: I am that I am / Abstract Peaces, 2016
Eric Gyamfi, from the serie ...Just Like Us..., 2016
Eric Gyamfi, from the serie ...Just Like Us..., 2016
Eric Gyamfi, from the serie ...Just Like Us..., 2016