Image Afrique presents five works that have been awarded with the CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography in a large-format open air exhibition at the Theaterplatz in Basel.
Since 2012 an international jury consisting of personalities from the international photography scene has awarded five photographers annually with the CAP Prize. The winning artists’ work is either created in an African country or deals with a diaspora of the continent. The CAP Prize is awarded by the CAP Association and contributes to the promotion of African photography within the art world, and to gaining publicity for artists whose work addresses the African continent.
The five prizewinners includeing Girma Berta, are invited to attend the vernissage in Basel. Following the exhibition in Basel the award-winning projects are shown at a series of international photography festivals such as LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria and Kerkennah01 in Tunisia. Thus the works are able to reach a broad, international audience that is brought face to face with a contemporary image of Africa.
After the exhibition cycle the exhibition banners that have travelled all over the world are processed into cloth bags and thus find a sustainable use and second life.
CAP Prize Exhibition
9 – 17 June, 2017