The Mo Ibrahim Foundation monday announced the winners of MyAfrica, a photography competition to capture the visions of Africa’s future as seen by Africans.
The three winners will each receive a prize of $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 are: Samar Baiomy from Egypt (amateur); Jeri Muchura from Kenya (professional); Phindulo Tshidzumba from Zambia (Student).
The prize money would be split equally between the student and his school.
Speaking as the winners were announced, the Founder and Chair of the foundation, Mo Ibrahim, 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 would be displayed at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s 10th anniversary celebration, which will take place in London in October and at the Annual Governance Weekend in Marrakech in November