Call for submission/Nouvelles Africaines/Photographic Exhibition /September 2006/ Paris, France

The most frequent image portrayed of Africa - when Africa is actually portrayed - is one of hunger, violence, disease and misery. These are the kinds of images shown on Western television, in advertising, and in magazines, and whose authors are rarely African. Nouvelles Africaines therefore felt it was time that African photographers have their say - that is, photographers who actually live in Africa and who experience Africa on a daily basis.
We hope that the images will speak for themselves, in an outdoor photographic exhibition for the general public, to be held in Paris’ 20th arrondissement in June 2006. The aim is also to promote the work of African photographers by providing an opportunity for wider visibility.
The Nouvelles Africaines project is curated by Afriphoto, Blowup and Confluences.
To participate, photographer must be African (amateur or professional) and must reside in Africa.
Pre-selection criteria:
- The applicant should send a selection of 15 to 20 photographs (colour, black and white. A serie marked by a unity of vision or theme) to Nouvelles Africaines by 15th of april 2006 at the latest by email to or by post to:
Nouvelles africaines
75011 PARIS
Any photographs sent by post (CD or prints) will not be returned and all photographers who answer this call for applications will be notified of the results via email before 30th of April 2006.
Please include the following information about the photographer:
first name and surname, address, telephone, email address, date and place of birth, biography, list of works and exhibitions .

Modified on Tuesday 7 March 2006