In 2016, the Foundation announced the winners of My Africa photography competition to capture visions of Africa’s future as seen by Africans. The Foundation received thousands of photographs the best photographs showed a vibrant and dynamic future for Africa and tell a story of opportunity and hope. MyAfrica celebrates Africans – through their own images and words – speaking for themselves rather than being spoken for. The final three winners each received a prize of $10,000.
The competition, launched in early 2016 for the occasion of the Foundation’s 10th Anniversary, and was open to photographers of all abilities and ages. It sought to encapsulate what Africans feel will shape their continent over the next decade across the different themes of the Foundation’s work.
- Jeri Muchura from Kenya (Professional)
- Samar Baiomy from Egypt (Amateur)
- Phindulo Tshidzumba from South Africa (Student)
All finalists’ photographs were displayed at the Foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration, which took place in London in October 2016 and at the Annual Governance Weekend in Marrakech in November 2016.
It is with such pride and pleasure that African Photo Magazine showcases MyAfrica!
Full showcase in issue #5: (http://www.africanphotomag.co.ke/magazine-downloads/)
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation is an African foundation, established in 2006 with a singular focus: the critical importance of governance and leadership in Africa. It is the organization’s belief that governance and leadership lie at the heart of any tangible and shared improvement in the quality of life of African citizens.
Photo Credits: courtesy Mo Ibrahim Foundation