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Mehdy Mariouch is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: Each of us remembers those photographers who were almost smiling, where our parents took us to immortalize a celebration, an event, or simply to give us a portrait for an administrative procedure. In these studios, often tiny, the photographer’s imagination carried us to the scenery of our desires. We reinvented so many sunsets, flower gardens, arcades, landscapes,... Mehdy Mariouch is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: Each of us...
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The significance of Binyavanga Wainaina, the Kenyan writer who died a year ago on May 21, 2019, cannot be underestimated. "He opened the space for young African writers who have gone on to give us some of the best writing in generations," James Murua writes in The Elephant . And more. "He changed my perception of what being African was", Murua continues. "(He) spoke about the need to write back to the European canon (...) challenging the writing that defined Africa from the likes of Ernest... The significance of Binyavanga Wainaina, the Kenyan writer who died a year ago on May 21, 2019, cannot be underestimated. "He opened the space for young...
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Gosette Lubondo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: "Tala ngai" is an expression from Lingala, one of the four national languages of the Democratic Republic of Congo which means "Look at me or visit me." It is an ongoing project that started in 2017. This project is part of the theme of self-perception and what we give the outside world to see us is a way to question identity and physical appearance. It is also a... Gosette Lubondo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: "Tala ngai" is an...
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Nora Lorek is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: On their way from South Sudan to Uganda, refugees walked for days or weeks carrying embroidered sheets, decorated with swirls of flowers, trees, and animals. Before the war, these milayas were used for dowries and celebrations, but now, after years of violence, they are held as the refugees’ last possessions. In August 2017 the millionth refugee from South Sudan entered... Nora Lorek is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: On their way from...
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Seif Kousmate is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: This is the story of two friends who shared the same dream: reaching Europe, where they hope to live a better life and sustain their family. Madou and Dra met in Morocco, at Mount Gourougou, the terrestrial frontier between North Africa and Europe. Both Malians have been attempting to cross the Spanish border to reach the enclave of Melilla, from which they would be... Seif Kousmate is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: This is the story...
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M'Hammed Kilito is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: This project is a reflection on personal identity for Moroccan youth based on a selection of portraits of young people who take their destinies into their own hands. These individuals have the courage to choose their own realities, often pushing the limits of society further. Whether it’s through their creative activities, their appearance, or their sexuality, they... M'Hammed Kilito is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: This project is a...
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Skander Khlif is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: It is important for me to keep a deep relationship with my home country. During each of my visits, I wander the roads aiming to reconnect with the surroundings. I like playing the street photographer and trying to freeze a portion of time by catching a smile, a meditation, a dreamy or a lost look. Wondering how time has passed by and how it continues to do so.... Skander Khlif is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: It is important for...
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More than 50 internationally renowned artists have given the Between Bridges Foundation permission to publish one of their works in poster form. Between Bridges , an organisation promoting democracy, international solidarity, the arts and the rights of LGBTI people, has chosen ZAM to be one of the beneficiaries of the campaign. It works like this: anyone who donates 50 euros to ZAM can choose from a selection of twelve posters with the works of Marlene Dumas, Sabelo Mlangeni, Yinka Shonibare, Simon... More than 50 internationally renowned artists have given the Between Bridges Foundation permission to publish one of their works in poster form. Between...
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Gianluigi Guercia is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: I’ve been living through images since I was a child. I sneaked in my parents’ bedroom and watched hundreds of movies while they were asleep. My photographs are a concise summary of cinematic images often narrating tales of solitude and bewilderment. My pictures are a mirror of myself and the strong idea that I have about the surrounding environment, the one where... Gianluigi Guercia is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: I’ve been...
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Gianluigi Guercia is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: It crosses different neighborhoods and areas. All of them are different: socially, racially, and economically. There is a Voortrekker road in almost every city or village in South Africa, keeping alive the memory of the Voortrekkers that embarked in the Great Trek, a movement of Dutch-speaking settlers who searched for land they could call their own, independent... Gianluigi Guercia is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: It crosses...
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"Conny Braam heeft een vaardige pen, spannend en gedoceerd, maar als het moet met de kracht van een breekijzer."—Adriaan van Dis Net verschenen Conny Braam | Wij zijn de wrekers over dit alles Conny Braam's nieuwste roman vertelt het verhaal van Jakob Witbooi, Jantjie Jafta, Moritz Rabinowitz en Koos Abrahams en de tienduizenden zwarte, bruine en witte Zuid-Afrikaanse soldaten die vochten tegen het nazisme. Het is een adembenemende en meeslepende reconstructie van een tocht die de mannen naar het... "Conny Braam heeft een vaardige pen, spannend en gedoceerd, maar als het moet met de kracht van een breekijzer."—Adriaan van Dis Net verschenen Conny...
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Rahima Gambo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: Lately, I’ve been thinking about filmmaker Trinh Minh-Ha’s phrase “speaking nearby” as a way to describe the visual approach of the Tatsuniya series. The intent wasn’t to directly approach my subject to extract usable information or to affirm a position in a traditional way, but rather to turn curiosities to the things that happen around the making of these images.... Rahima Gambo is one of the 25 photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: Lately, I’ve been...
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Cezar Dezfuli is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: The Passengers project seeks to put a face to those who have seen the need to migrate outside the system, analyzing the impact that this movement has on their identity. On August 1, 2016, 118 people were rescued from a rubber boat drifting in the Mediterranean, 20 nautical miles off the Libyan coast. It’s one of the hundreds of boats that have been rescued... Cezar Dezfuli is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His motivation: The...
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Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation: When Tears Don’t Matter unfolds as I begin a journey of healing that would take me across ten thousand kilometres of sand and bushveld, from conservancies to resettled farms, from ‘Cultural Villages’ to peri-urban squatments and so-called ‘locations’ to record the entangled relationship between self and ‘other’ in contemporary eastern Namibia. My... Margaret Courtney-Clarke is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Her motivation:...
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The documentary Stop Filming Us won the Dutch Movies Matter Award and received favourable reviews by the Dutch press. Unbelievable, according to postcolonial media scholar Emiel Martens. ‘Postema throws the discussion about the Western view of Congo at least ten years back in time'. In Stop Filming Us (2020) Dutch filmmaker Joris Postema (47) goes to the city of Goma in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where numerous violent conflicts and even more Western aid organizations have... The documentary Stop Filming Us won the Dutch Movies Matter Award and received favourable reviews by the Dutch press. Unbelievable, according to...
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Flávio Cardoso is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: I grew up on television, computers, video games and the internet while in an underdeveloped African country, feeling distanced from an African identity. In its 45 years as a sovereign state, Angola has gone from colonization to 32 years of civil war and the rise and fall of an oil-tied economy. Today, six years into the economic recession, its human... Flávio Cardoso is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: I...
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Ramzy Bensaadi is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: Friday afternoons in Oran are usually for recreation for those who can afford it but since February 22, 2019, something was added to this routine: demonstrations calling for a political change in Algeria. For a certain category of young people, it's race day. A race in which mopeds, that are not intended for competitive sports, are pushed to their... Ramzy Bensaadi is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation:...
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Roger Anis is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: The government-run Giza Zoo in the heart of Egypt's chaotic, polluted capital survives and witnesses all the changes and tensions in the country since 2011. The Giza Zoo is one of the biggest and oldest in the Middle East and Africa, originally built with the same standards of London Zoo in 1891. For a lot of Egyptians, it is one of the best amusement parks... Roger Anis is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: The...
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Alia Ali is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation: Yemeni-Bosnian artist Alia Ali explores cultures at geographic crossroads. Her work considers how politics, economics, and history collide in fabric patterns and techniques, showing how fabric both unites and divides us. Focusing on wax print fabric—a form with roots in Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Javanese, Dutch, and African traditions—FLUX captures the way... Alia Ali is one of the 25 projects/photographers shortlisted for the 2020 CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. His/her motivation:...
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His name is Mohamed Yousif and he lives in Khartum, Sudan. Maral Noshad Sharifi traced the guy on the winning picture, made by Yasuyoshi Chiba, of this years World Press Photo Award. The picture shows multiple powers, Sharifi writes in her article in Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad: of protest, of youth, of art. Yousif is one of thousands who last year stood up against the dictatorship of Omar al-Bashir. Only 15 years old he joined the revolution that ended decades of brutal repression. 'I couldn't... His name is Mohamed Yousif and he lives in Khartum, Sudan. Maral Noshad Sharifi traced the guy on the winning picture, made by Yasuyoshi Chiba, of this...
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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... 25 projects/photographers are nominated for this year's CAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography. And here they are: Alia Ali (Morocco), Roger Anis...