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East African Photography Award 2021

The annual East African Photography Award (EAPA) is open to citizens from Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. Each year entrants are invited to share multi-image stories on any topic that they find interesting, and the judges look not only at the individual images but also at the overall story's quality and relevance. The Award was created to shine a spotlight on documentary photography that focuses on people and cultures from the perspective of East African citizens. Through this we hope to promote and encourage the documentation of the fast-changing realities around us, and the cultural, socio-political, environmental and technological issues that affect individuals and societies and the way we live.
Accepting submissions: June 7 to August 1, 2021


Adriana Teresa Letorney
Founder /
| Cofounder / Scout Film Festival

Adriana Teresa Letorney is a journalist, visual editor, and media entrepreneur based between Vermont and New York.   She is the Founder & Executive Director of FotoVisura Inc (FV Inc), a tech and media company primarily responsible for... read on

Yasuyoshi Chiba
Chief Photographer for East Africa and Indian Ocean
Agence France-Presse’s (AFP)

Yasuyoshi Chiba is AFP Chief Photographer currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.  He started working as a staff photographer for Japan’s national newspaper Asahi Shimbun. In 2007, he moved to Kenya as a freelancer and joined AFP as a staff... read on

Khona Dlamini

Khona Dlamini  is currently the Market Photo Workshop’s manager for Programmes and Projects. She was previously the manager of the Photojournalism and Documentary Photography Programme for the same institution. Khona’s interest... read on

Louise Fedotov-Clements

Louise Fedotov-Clements is the artistic director of QUAD and the director of FORMAT International Photography Festival. Louise has been the Artistic Director of QUAD since 2002, and the Director of FORMAT, which she co-founded in 2004. An... read on

Sarah Gilbert

Sarah Gilbert is features picture editor for the Guardian with over 20 years’ experience as an editor. Previous roles have included work for book and magazine publishers, a picture editor at Conde Nast, and several years in the US as the... read on