Call for entries: POPCAP’15

Deadline: 1 March 2015 - 12:00am


Conveners: Benjamin Füglister

POPCAP, the prize for contemporary African Photography, is being held for the fourth time
 in 2015.

POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally-sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide and helping to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. Due to its extensive application in a day-to-day context, we consider photography to be the ideal medium through which to foster an unhindered exchange of ideas about the image of Africa.

This opportunity is aimed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or a diaspora of an African country, and consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions. The prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions such as POPCAP exhibitions at Image Afrique in Basel, Switzerland, in cooperation with LagosPhoto Festival in Lagos, Nigeria, and at the FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde. We will be inviting all winning artists to our Image Afrique Show during Art Basel, Switzerland. All winners will be featured with their respective portfolios in the POPCAP ‘15 catalogue as well as in the directory for hand-picked photographers’ portfolios.

POPCAP was initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012. In its initial edition five winners were chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. In 2013 POPCAP received 360 submissions from 57 countries, which were judged by a 14 person panel. The POPCAP ‘14 edition received 720 applications from 88 countries, which were reviewed by a panel of 23 international judges.

POPCAP’15 is open to artists of any age and descent. The series must consist of a minimum of 10 images but must not exceed 25 images. There is no entry fee.

For more information and to enter, go here.

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