We are compiling a database of professional African news photographers / photojournalists / documentary photographers working in any of the 55 internationally recognised countries on the continent.
We are interested in those photographers reporting on, or telling stories about, cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues on the continent, sports and nature stories, as well as the ordinary or extraordinary in everyday life.
This is a joint project of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa. This information will help the World Press Photo Foundation to engage photojournalists in Africa, and enable Everyday Africa to seek new contributors. It will also help photographers and visual journalists be better connected to the international media economy. Importantly, it will help international media better understand the issues and projects African visual journalists consider important and have covered.
The first members of the database are now publicly available through our partnership with Blink. The African Photojournalism Database on Blink went live in August 2016 (see the announcement here). After members create their profiles on Blink, the database enables editors from around the world to connect with photographers and visual journalists. More people will be added to the database on Blink as we verify submissions, so read the criteria below then enter your details if you think you qualify and want to join.
There are three mandatory criteria for inclusion in the database. First, you need to be a national of one of the 55 African countries. Second, you need to be reporting on either cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues; sports or nature stories; or the photography of daily life. Third, you need to have a working website, Instagram or Facebook page with some recent work.
If you would like to be considered for inclusion in the database on Blink, please submit your details below.