Second edition 2023 – East African region


The second edition of the prize focuses on the East African region : Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Selection Procedure

In April 2023, the Foundation contacted a list of nominators who are notable figures in the photography and contemporary African art scene: Juliette Agnel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Christine Barthe, Armelle Dakouo, Laure De Becker, Kami Gahiga, Sana Ginwalla, Margaux Huille, Alicia Knock, Armelle Malvoisin, Owanto, Ozi Uduma and Rakeb Sile.

Nominees had to submit a dossier that includes a presentation of their artistic career, and a portfolio including three representative series of work.

The jury will bring together qualified figures from the worlds of art and photography and will be chaired by James Barnor. They will meet in the fall of 2023 to review the applications and select a recipient.

The winner will then be announced at FOMU, Antwerp during James Barnor’s retrospective exhibition (October 26, 2023– March 9, 2024).

The Nominees

The 2023 Edition has designated 19 candidates: Stacey Gillian Abe (Uganda), Emmanuelle Andrianjafy (Kenya), Salih Basheer (Sudan), Girma Berta (Ethiopia), Mimi Cherono Ng’ok (Kenya), Saad Eltinay (Sudan), Gladys Kalichini (Zambia), Ala Kheir (Sudan), Tamary Kudita (Zimbabwe), DeLovie Kwagala (Uganda), Mário Macilau (Mozambique), Pierrot Men (Madagas- car), Cedric Mizero (Rwanda), Félix Mula (Mozambique), Alick Phiri (Zambia), Felana Rajaonarivelo (Madagascar), Mahefa Dimbiniaina Randrianarivelo (Madagascar), Aron Simeneh (Ethiopia), and Mekbib Tadesse (Ethiopia).