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A Showcase of Astonishing African Photography

Remarkable winners of some of Africa's most prestigious photography contests give us diverse views of the African continent as a work of art.

The moving photo above of a newborn gorilla’s older brother touching its head has won the top prize in the 2022 Africa in Focus photo awards. See the other winners here.
The Africa Photo Awards showcase expressive, inventive, compelling photography in a variety of categories. The winner in the Fashion category is shown above. Find the full showcase of category winners here.
For 2023, the international Prize for Contemporary African Photography was awarded to five photographers whose works were created on the African continent, or which engage with the African diaspora. See the winning photographs here.
Here are the 30 winning photos of the Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards for 2022, including the Grand Prize winning photo above.
Africa Geographic's Photographer of the Year award for 2023 was given for the photo above. The other winners can be found here.
The Greatest Maasai Mara Photographer of the Year award honors photographers who capture the best images from Kenya's Maasai Mara, one of Africa's greatest wildlife reserves. See all the 2022 winners here.

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