The CAP Prize 2017 Shortlist

The CAP Prize 2017 Shortlist

The Contemporary African Photography Prize 2017 has announced its 25 shortlisted artists, selected by the CAP Prize panel of judges. The hundreds of applications for the CAP Prize 2017 comprises 20 international curators, editors, publishers and artists, and five of them have the chance to be awarded with the sixth Prize for Contemporary African Photography to be announced in June 2017.

The shortlisted artists are:

Sudanese Mohamed Altoum with Sudanese cinema – long years of solitude; Malagasy Emmanuelle Andrianjafy with Nothing’s in Vain, 2014–2016Finnnish Miia Autio with Variation of White, 2015–2016Spanish Javier Corso with Essence du Bénin, 2015Italian Karim El Maktafi with Hayati, 2016Nigerian Rahima Gambo with Education is Forbidden, 2015-2016Italian Matilde Gattoni with Ocean Rage, 2016Ghanaian Eric Gyamfi with …Just like us…, 2016Parisian Sonia Hamza with France Le jeu de cette famille, 2015–2016; Moroccan Laila Hida with Looking for you, 2014; South African Lebohang Kganye with Ke Lefa Laka, 2013; Egytian Heba Khalifa with Homemade, 2016; Ghanaian Francis Kokoroko with Sui Amantes Sine Rivali, 2016; Slovenian Matjaz Krivic with Digging the Future, 2014 – 2015; South African Tsoku Maela with Barongwa: I am that I am / Abstract Peaces, 2016; Brazilian Bruno Morais with Inside Makoko, 2016; American Adriane Ohanesian with The Forgotten Mountains, Darfur, Sudan, 2015; Algerian Fethi Sahraoui with Escaping the Heatwave, 2016; Congolese Georges Senga with Cette maison n’est pas à vendre et à vendre, 2016; Algerian Abdo Shanan with Diary:Exile, 2016; Indian Mahesh Shantaram with The African Portraits, 2016; Ethiopian Aron Simeneh with The Patriots Story, 2016; Tunisian Douraïd Souissi with Mohamed, Salem, Omrane, Hbib, Hsouna, Alaa, Anouar, Nader, Slim, Ahmed, 2016 – 2017; and French Antoine Tempé with The Ruin of Law, Dakar, 2016.

Mohamed Altoum, Sudanese cinema – long years of solitude


Rahima Gambo, Education is Forbidden, 2015-2016


Girma Berta, Moving Shadows, 2015–2016 

Laila Hida, Looking for you, 2014


Heba Khalifa, Homemade, 2016


Tsoku Maela, Barongwa: I am that I am / Abstract Peaces, 2016


Bruno Morais, Inside Makoko, 2016



Mahesh Shantaram, The African Portraits, 2016



Antoine Tempé, The Ruin of Law, Dakar, 2016

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