POPCAP ’15 Call for Contemporary African Photography

© Another Africa
Genre : Calls for papers
Principal country concerned : Column : Photo
Release/publication date : 2015
Published on : 17/02/2015
Source : Another Africa

Do you have a tightly edited series of contemporary photography dealing with an African subject matter? Are you ardent to present this work internationally?

These are the questions that Piclet – a hand-picked online directory of photographer's portfolios asks, in their current and 5th open call, along with an invitation to submit work before the March 1, 2015 deadline.

Winning portfolios and their authors, will be presented in the POPCAP'15 travelling exhibition , the annual catalogue as well as an inclusion in Piclet's directory.

Since first launching in 2009, the prize has grown to include more international exhibition venues and a far-reaching pool of jurors which now comprises curators, photographers, publishers, theorists and critics.

For the 2014 edition, the five winners saw their works shown at 7 open-air installations at photography festivals in European and African metropoles – from Addis Ababa to Lagos, and from Dublin to Cape Town and more…

Abidjan based photographer, Joana Choumali, whose series - Hââbré, The Last Generation won one of the five coveted spots offers this reflection.

To apply for the 5th open call, submissions must meet the following criteria:

POPCAP is open to photographers of any age and descent. Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country.

Competition emphasis is a series of images, working together conceptually as a whole. Singular images and or fashion, advertising and studio work are not applicable.

Collaborative projects are permitted. Entrants must be sure to note this in the description accompanying their submission.

Number of images:  10 ~ 25  (Files must be min 2500 px height/width @ 72dpi and file size less than 5Mb)

Submitted images should be a minimum of 2500 pixels in width/height at 72 dpi and be no more than 5 megabytes in size.

Should your work be chosen for exhibition, we will ask you to supply high-resolution files that are suitable for print.

The images remain the property of the author and POPCAP requires a license to use the images in relation to the competition and promotion of the competition only. Photographers will be consulted, should POPCAP wish to use their work in any other context.

There is no entry fee.

Review the detailed rules of entry.


 Deadline | 1 March 2015 | Apply now



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