Friday, 30 March 2018

African photographers compete with others for African prize

From the series Casablanca Not the Movie, 2014–2018 © Yassine Alaoui Ismaili, born in 1984 in Khouribga, Morocco. “Casablanca Not the Movie is a long-term project that I started in 2014. It is both a love letter to the city I call home and an effort to nuance the visual record for those whose exposure to Morocco’s famous city is limited to guide book snapshots, film depictions or Orientalist fantasies. The title of the project references the classic 1942 movie Casablanca, which was not filmed in the city, but rather in a Hollywood studio.”
 
Photographers from Africa are locking horns with others from across the world to compete for a prize on African subject.
Founded in 2012 by Swiss artist Benjamin Füglister, the Contemporary African Photography Prize, according to the organisers aims “to raise the profile of African photography and encourage a rethinking of the image of Africa.”
 The 25 shortlisted photographers for the prize include artists from Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Angola, Uganda, Mozambique, and Morocco, as well as from Europe and America
For the 2018 edition, 800 photographers from
which the Under listed 25 made the shortlist:  http://googleweblight.com/i?u=http://www.bjp-online.com/2018/03/capshortlist/&hl=en-NG

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