piclet.org is now calling for entries to POPCAP ’14 – The piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography that will be offered for the third time in 2014.
POPCAP is a prize for contemporary African photography that is awarded to photographic portfolios that are either produced in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country. Submissions to POPCAP are judged by a panel of 26 internationally-sourced judges, with the winning entries exhibited internationally at a series of publicly accessible exhibitions including.
POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography in the arts, and provide more publicity for artists engaging with the African continent. The internationally-sourced panel of judges enables the promotion of African photography worldwide and helps to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios. POPCAP also aims to cooperate with international exhibition partners in order to foster exchanges between the various initiatives.
During POPCAP public events will take place alongside the POPCAP exhibitions, in order to foster discourse regarding African photography. The objective is to heighten awareness of African photography and to promote global exchange between north and south and east and west.
Jury: Akinbode Akinbiyi; Jenny Altschuler; Joselina Cruz; John Fleetwood; Benjamin Füglister; Ángel Luis González Fernández; Yumi Goto; Elda Harrington; Peter Herrmann; David Knaus; Bohnchang Koo; Michket Krifa; Missla Libsekal; Bart Luirink; Lesley A. Martin; Karen McQuaid; Jeanne Mercier; Andreas Müller-Pohle; Aida Muluneh; Moritz Neumüller; Azu Nwagbogu; Jürg Schneider; Laura Sérani; Jennifer Shaw; Daniel Sosa; Anne Wilkes Tucker
Deadline: 1st July 2014
piclet.org is interested in the idea of balancing social media networking with “real world” networking through events such as POPCAP. piclet.org was launched in 2009 by Berlin-based media artist Benjamin Füglister as an international online portal for the presentation of contemporary photographers’ portfolios and as an international directory of important festivals, creative publications and institutions for photography. Due to its extensive application in a day-to-day context, piclet.org considers photography to be the ideal medium through which to foster an unhindered exchange of ideas about the image of Africa.
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