POPCAP was awarded for the fourth time in 2015. The competition received submissions from 700 artists from 58 countries, 45% of which came from African countries – an increase of 7% since the 2014 edition. The five winning portfolios were selected by an internationally-sourced 19 person panel of judges via an online judging platform. POPCAP was shown at seven international photography events such as Les Rencontres de la Photographie Ghar el Melh in Tunisia, Image Afrique in Basel, Switzerland, OBSCURA festival of photography in Malaysia, LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, Biennale de la Photographie Bamako, Mali and Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Fès, Morocco.
Zied Ben Romdhane
Born in 1981 in Tunis, Tunisia
Lives in Tunis Ariena, Tunisia
Born in 1974 in Toulouse, France
Lives in Paris, France
2014 saw piclet.org offering POPCAP for the third time, this time receiving 720 applications from 88 countries. The five winning artists were invited to attend the inauguration of the Image Afrique exhibition, presenting their work in Basel, Switzerland. This exhibition was followed by POPCAP ‘14 shows at MoP6, the Cape Town Month of Photography in South Africa, the LagosPhoto Festvial in Nigeria, Eyes On – Month of Photography, Vienna, Austria, at FIFCV in Mindelo, Cabo Verde and Addis Foto Fest in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
POPCAP ‘14 winners are:
Born in 1974 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Lives in Abidjan Cococy, Ivory Coast
Click here to go to the POPCAP ‘14 microsite.
The 100 winning works selected for POPCAP ’13 were initially presented as large-scale posters at Münsterplatz in Basel, Switzerland between June 6 and 23, 2013. The exhibition was visited daily by roughly 500 people, making a total of more than 10,000 viewers. POPCAP ’13 reached a broad audience via the PhotoIreland exhibitions in three exhibition centres in Dublin, Limerick and Cork. The open air exhibition in October 2013 comprising 43 large-scale prints on Victoria Island, Lagos concluded the POPCAP ’13 exhibition cycle and was very well received by the Lagosian audience.
POPCAP ’13 winners are:
Born in 1978 in Sevilla, Spain
Lives in Madrid, Spain
Born in 1981 in León, Spain
Lives in Madrid, Spain
Born in 1981 in Cape Town, South Africa
Lives in Cape Town, South Africa
POCPAP was first awarded in 2012. In the centre of Basel during Art 43 we celebrated the completion of the first edition of POPCAP (the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography) by screening the five winning portfolios. These screenings reached around 1000 people daily and due to positive feedback we extended the show from five to eight days.
Born in 1965 in Rome, Italy
Lives in Tokyo, Japan