Calls Deadline 03/2015 English Prize / Award

POPCAP ’15 PRIZE for African Photography. Deadline: March 1, 2015


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. All winners have the chance to win a fully covered three month residency.


Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country.
Eligible are bodies of work comprising between 10 and 25 images.
Collaborative projects are permitted.
POPCAP is open to photographers of any age and descent.
Submissions must not be older than 3 years.
There is no entry fee.


The entries to POPCAP ‘15 will be judged a panel of 30 internationally-sourced judges consisting of curators, photographers, publishers, theorists and critics. The judges will be announced early 2015.


POPCAP, the prize for contemporary African Photography is being held for the fourth time
 in 2015. It is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or its diaspora. The prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions.

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.

POPCAP was initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012 and has since been offered annually.


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, 2013 and 2014 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

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