Girma Berta, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Georges Senga, Fethi Sahraoui and Lebohang Kganye are the winners of this year’s CAP Prize— the Contemporary African Photography Prize, awarded by the CAP Association. The award is given annually to five photographers whose work “engages with the African continent or its diaspora” and “encourage a rethinking of the image of Africa,” according to the association. The winners’ work will be displayed in a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and around the world.
Madagascar-born photographer Emmanuelle Andrianjafy won for the series “Nothing’s In Vain,” which documents her experience of making a new home in Dakar, Senegal. Ethiopian photographer Girma Berta won for the fine-art series “Moving Shadows,” which digitally places Ethiopian figures against flat planes of color. Johannesburg, South Africa-based photographer Lebohang Kganye is recognized for “Ke Lefa Laka,” a series inspired by old family photos. Fethi Sahraoui, from Mascara, Algeria, won for the series “Escaping the Heatwave,” which documents the people in places like Mascara during the summer months, when temperatures can reach 111-degrees Fahrenheit. Photographer Georges Senga of the Democratic Republic of the Congo won for the series “Cette Maison n’est pas à Vendre et à Vendre,” a photographic study of homes in conflict regions.
For more information on the CAP Prize, next year’s competition and this year’s winners, visit capprize.com.
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