African Photography Network is an online resource for African photography. By uniting and showcasing photographers it seeks to raise awareness of what is happening in the field of photography in Africa.

TALK TALK TALK is a series of presentations and discussions around photography in African contexts with the aim of networking the different initiatives and photographers from the continent and beyond. The discussions are convened by the African Photographic Society. All episodes are available on and on Apple podcasts.

Addis Foto Fest

 The 6th edition of the biennial international Addis Foto Fest takes place from December 2-6 2021. Founded by award-winning photographer Aïda Muluneh in 2010, the festival features exhibitions, portfolio reviews, conferences, projections and film screenings.

Hundred Heroines is a project in the UK showcasing the work of women photographers throughout history. You can read their feature on South African artist and photographer Nobukho Nqaba here

Africa in the Photobook is a website about the changing visual representation of Africa as expressed through the medium of the photobook. The site was created by photo-historian Ben Krewinkel in 2015 and includes a wide range of historical and contemporary photobooks that provide insight into the complexity of photography in Africa.

Read an interview with Krewinkel here:


 Africa Photo Awards 2021

 The Africa Photo Awards is a competition that aims to showcase African photography. It is inclusive of all styles, levels and approaches to photography. Read more here:

The Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021 competition is now open to photographers aged 18 and over.

Only entries that are of African wildlife, landscapes, and/or culture will be accepted.

Aperture Portfolio Prize 
The Aperture Portfolio Prize is open to anyone who is a print subscriber or online member of Aperture. The award seeks to “identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition.“

Sony World Photography Awards
Free to enter with the overall winner receiving £25,000 and a range of Sony camera kit, our Professional, Open, Student and Youth competitions welcome a range of styles, subject matter and stories. Images can be taken on any device. 
Discover more

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year 
The longest-running photography competition completely dedicated to the beauty and diversity of our natural world. Whether you shoot in the remote wilderness, an urban environment or on your doorstep, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is open to everyone.

World Press Photo
The World Press Photo of the Year award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year. The winners of these four headline awards will receive €10,000 each. This means all contest winners will share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value. Entry is free.


 Zanele Muholi solo exhibition at the Tate Modern, London, UK until 31st May 2021

Seen through the lens of… at the Africa Museum, the Netherlands

The work of 17 talented photographers from World Press Photo’s African Photojournalism Database has been selected for the Africa Museum’s new exhibition in the Netherlands, Seen through the lens of… The exhibition features the work of contemporary African photographers, until May 2021.

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