PhotoAfrica Contest

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The CAF - Andalusian Centre of Photography and the non-profit organization AL TARAB - Centre for Cultural Diffusion of the Strait announce the 3rd PhotoAfrica contest.

The purpose of this initiative is to support and promote photographers from the African continent.

The contest consists of three prizes and the participation in a group exhibition to be held during the 7th edition of the Tarifa African Film Festival (FCAT 2010) from 21 to 29 May.

The photos must investigate the following subject matter:

On the occasion of the simbolic 50th anniversary of the beginning of the processes of independence on the continent, it would like to question the photographers and invite them to critically look at their societies and cultures evaluating what effect the processes of independence have had on their day to day, assessing the realities or fictions generated around the normalization/founding of those independences.

However it would like to open the field of investigation including within this concept not only the principles of political, economic, social, and legal independence but also those of personal liberty and freedom of belief, movement, and expression.


The contest is open to all African artists that fulfil the following requirements within the application deadline:

  • To be at least 16 years old.

  • To be born and to have as place of residence one of Africa countries.

  • The artworks can be in colour or in black / white.

  • No distinctions will be made between them.

  • Each participant will be allowed to submit a maximum of 5 photos.

  • Photo series exploring the subject are accepted, within a range of minimum 3 and maximum 5 photos.

  • There are no restrictions regarding the photographic processes chosen (digital or analogue)


    The PhotoAfrica contest will award the following prizes:

  • First prize: 1.800,00 Euros

  • Second prize: 1.000,00 Euros

  • Honorary prize: 600,00 Euros

    Each prize will be subject to the corresponding deductions according to the current Spanish law and tax system.

    The prize will be given directly to the prize-winning photographer within six months from the Jury’s decision.

    Deadline: 3rd February

    For more awards information and application, see: Photo Africa Contest Website

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