Africa MediaWorks Photography Prize

03.10.2018

Metro Imaging are proud to join forces with the Africa MediaWorks Photography Prize, a brand new platform for artists across the African continent, an important new addition to London’s photography scene, and Britain’s first major African photography prize. The competition will showcase contemporary artists who have begun to build a reputation for their high-quality work and are now being recognised globally.

A distinguished international jury of African Art experts have nominated the work of 15 photographers based in countries such as Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia, Benin and Senegal, as well as artists with diverse African heritage working in the UK. A selected shortlist of 6 photographers will be going on display at the gallery of HKS Architects in London’s Fitzrovia. One overall winner will be announced during the opening and awarded a £5000 grant to produce a further body of work. The varied work on display includes C-typeGiclée Fine Art, and Black and White Fibre-based printing, mounted to aluminium and framed using our custom Hire Frames. The exhibition also features our Adhesive Vinyl and Direct to Media Printing.

The selected 6 artists on show are:

Laeïla Adjovi
Alun [Be]
Rahima Gambo
Sabelo Mlangeni
Adeola Olagunju
Michael Tsegaye

Metro’s Creative Director, Professor Steve Macleod, has produced and curated the exhibition in partnership with the broadcasting company and organisers, AfricaMedia Works. Read more about the exhibition in Nataal’s feature where Steve comments:

“The quality of fine-art and contemporary photography across the African continent is astonishing and should be considered in the same breath as the best photographic artistry of the West. AfricaMedia Works Photography Prize is a presentation of great works by artists that deserve more recognition. We hope the prize will become a permanent fixture on the London photography scene.”

See the full nominee information here.

Exhibition Dates:  4th – 11th October 2018
HKS Architects
Elsley House, 24–30 Great Titchfield St
London, W1W 8BF

Images © Laeïla Adjovi & Rahima Gambo