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Africa MediaWorks is proud to announce the inaugural AMW Photography Prize, an unprecedented new platform for African artists and a major new addition to London’s annual photography scene.

A distinguished international jury of African art experts will oversee a high-profile group exhibition in central London this October.

The portfolios of 15 African photographers will be nominated by the judging panel, and selected works from a shortlist of five photographers will go on display at HKS Architects, London Fitzrovia, from 4-11 October 2018.

One overall winner will be awarded with a £5,000 prize towards a further body of work.

Judges include Artistic Director of the Musée de la Photographie de Saint-Louis Salimata Diop, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum Martin BarnesCo-Founder and Editorial Director of Nataal magazine Helen Jennings, Founder of Rele Gallery and Curator of the Nigerian Pavillion at the Venice Biennale in 2017 Rele Sonariwo and Director of the Addis Fine Art Gallery Rakeb Sile.

Africa MediaWorks Ltd is a UK-registered media company, an integrated producer and commercial broadcaster creating, owning and distributing high quality African content across multiple platforms.  Africa MediaWorks flagship broadcasting channel is YANGA!, a 24-hour news and entertainment channel on SKY Channel 453, Freesat Channel 171 and on YouTube (YANGA UK).