The Lagos Series has been shortlisted for the CAP Prize 2018 for Contemporary African Photography. The following 25 artists – in alphabetical order – were selected by the CAP Prize panel of judges comprising 24 international curators, editors, publishers and artists, from hundreds of applications for the CAP Prize 2018. Five of the shortlisted artists will be announced at photo basel in June 2018.
The CAP Prize, the International Prize for Contemporary African Photography is awarded annually to five outstanding photogrpahers. The CAP Prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or its diaspora.
Initiated by Benjamin Füglister in 2012, the prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions such as at the IAF Basel – Festival for Contemporary Art in Basel, Switzerland. In previous years the CAP Prize winners exhibition was on show at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, at FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde, Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna, Austria or at the Bamako Encounters in Bamako, Mali, just to name a few.