Guest Contributor | Apr 20, 2017 | 0
MyAfrica paints the continent in striking photographic images
To see more of the amazing entries in the MyAfrica photo competition, people in Namibia can follow them on Twitter (@Mo_IbrahimFdn,) Facebook (MO IBRAHIM), and Instagram (@moibrahimfoundation) using #MyAfricaphoto.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation recently announced the winners of MyAfrica, a photographic competition to capture visions of Africa’s future as seen by Africans. The three winners will each receive a prize of US$10,000.
The competition, launched earlier this year on the occasion of the foundation’s 10th anniversary, 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.
The winners who clinched the awards are Samar Baiomy from Egypt (Amateur), Jeri Muchura from Kenya (Professional) and Phindulo Tshidzumba from South Africa (Student). The prize money will be split equally between the student and his school.
Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Foundation, said,“The foundation received thousands of photographs and I would like to thank all those who submitted entries. The best photographs show 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”.
All the finalists’ photographs will be displayed at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration, which will take place in London in October.
The Mo Ibrahim Foundation was established in 2006 with a focus on the critical importance of leadership and governance in Africa. By providing tools to support advancements in leadership and governance, the foundation aims to bring about meaningful change on the continent.