25 artists were selected by the CAP Prize panel of judges comprising 20 international curators, editors, publishers and artists, from hundreds of applications for the CAP Prize 2017. Five of them have the chance to be awarded with the sixth Prize for Contemporary African Photography to be announced in June 2017.
Selected artists are: Mohamed Altoum, Emmanuelle Andrianjafy, Miia Autio, Javier Corso, Karim El Maktafi, Rahima Gambo, Matilde Gattoni, Girma Berta, Eric Gyamfi, Sonia Hamza, Laila Hida, Lebohang Kganye, Heba Khalifa, Francis Kokoroko, Matjaz Krivic, Tsoku Maela, Bruno Morais, Adriane Ohanesian, Fethi Sahraoui, Georges Senga, Abdo Shanan, Mahesh Shantaram, Aron Simeneh, Douraïd Souissi, Antoine Tempé.
The CAP Prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions including Image Afrique in Basel, Switzerland, at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde or Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna. CAP Prize always invites all winning artists to the main exhibition Image Afrique, which is held during Art Basel in Basel, Switzerland. All winners are and their respective portfolios are featured in the CAP Prize as well as in the piclet.org directory for hand-picked photographers’ portfolios. Prize is awarded annually to five photographic portfolios that engage with the African continent or its disapora.