25 projects/photographers are nominated for this year's CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography.
And here they are: Alia Ali (Morocco), Roger Anis (Egypt), Ramzy Bensaadi (Algeria), Flávio Cardoso (Angola), Margareth Cortney-Clarke (Namibia), Cesar Defzuli (Spain),Rahima Gambo (Nigeria), Gianluigi Guercia (South Africa), Skander Khlif (Germany), M'hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Nora Lorek (Sweden), Gosette Lubondo (Congo), Mehdy Mariouch (Morocco), Frédéric Noy (Kazakhstan), Lee-Ann Olwage (South Africa), Onwumere Chukwudi (Nigeria), Gloria Oyarzabal (Spain), Lynn (France), Ugo Woatzi (Belgium), Ishmail Zaidy (Morocco), Fared Zaitoon (Egypt).
No East African project made it into this year's shortlist. However, Northern Africa did particularly well with 8 nominees of which five are based in Morocco.
The five winners of the ninth edition of CAP, launched in 2012, will be announced on 20 September 2020 at the Photo Basel International Art Fair. It will be a mammoth task for the 18 jurors to decide who will be the lucky ones since this year's shortlist seems to be one of the most remarkable yet. As with previous editions a CAP exhibition will go on a tour and be on view in several cities worldwide after the award ceremony.
In the upcoming weeks ZAM will highlight the projects and publish each photographer's motivation in a series of blog posts. Watch this space!