POPCAP14 – Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Deadline: July 1, 2014

POPCAP ’14 – Call for Entries!

piclet.org is pleased to announce that POPCAP – the prize for contemporary African photography will be offered for the third time in 2014. POPCAP is awarded to photographic portfolios that are either produced in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. Submissions to POPCAP are judged by a panel of 26 internationally-sourced judges, with the five winning entries exhibited internationally at a series of publicly accessible exhibitions. The award is open to photographers of any age or descent. There is no entry fee. Call closes July 1 2014.


POPCAP – The Prize

The prize comprises visibility for the winning artists. The five awarded works will initially be on display in an open air show in Basel, Switzerland. The mobile exhibition will then make its way to PhotoIreland Festival, Dublin, Ireland, from there to Berlin, Germany, then to the Cape Town Month of Photography, South Africa, to the LagosPhoto Festival, Nigeria and finally to Addis FotoFest in Ethiopia. POPCAP invites the winners to attend at least one of the shows personally. Besides the shows, the winners portfolios will be published in the POPCAP ‘14 catalog, in European Photography Magazine and their portfolio will be included in the piclet.org directory for hand-picked photographers’ portfolios.

POPCAP – About

POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography in the arts, and provide more publicity for artists engaging with the African continent. The internationally-sourced panel of judges enables the promotion of African photography worldwide and helps to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. POPCAP also aims to cooperate with international exhibition partners in order to foster exchanges between the various initiatives.

At piclet.org we are interested in the idea of balancing social media networking with “real world” networking through events such as POPCAP. piclet.org was launched in 2009 by Berlin-based media artist Benjamin Füglister as an international online portal for the presentation of contemporary photographers’ portfolios and as an international directory of important festivals, creative publications and institutions for photography.

POPCAP – In Retrospect

POPCAP was first awarded in 2012, with five winners chosen from 140 submissions by a panel of nine internationally-sourced judges. In 2013 POPCAP received 360 submissions from 57 countries that were judged by 14 judges. 2014 will see piclet.org offering the prize for contemporary African photography for the third time. The winning portfolios were exhibited in Basel, at PhotoIreland Festival and at LagosPhoto Festival.

For any media inquiries please contact Angela Nyffeler at media@popcap.cc. If you want to keep track of any changes on piclet.org please join our facebook fan site.

POPCAP ’14 – Partners

POPCAP is a grassroots organisation. We collaborate with a variety of partners in order to execute the POPCAP prize, exhibitions, workshops, talks and publications. We are happy to have received such good feedback regarding the 2012 and 2013 editions, which has enabled us to continue to foster relationships with both the old and new partners. If you are interested in joining our team of partners please contact us at partners@popcap.cc.

At piclet.org we are always eager to discover new photography. Feel free to submit a link to your institution, festival or magazine to submission [at] piclet.org or use our submission form to send us your portfolio for consideration.

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