The RISE Africa Annual Photography Exhibition encourages imaginative and novel thinking to collectively envision the futures of African cities. It aims to promote citizen photography and grassroots storytelling, as well as curated photo-journalism, as a way to excite and encourage citizens and decision makers about their homes. The resulting photographs will be used to elicit ideas from city officials, urbanists, decision-makers, private sector and civil society who will explore and engage with the exhibition through a number of workshops. These annual photography showcases intend to produce realistic, novel and positive demonstrations of Africa which are curated from within.
In order to achieve this, ICLEI Africa will be running an annual instagram competition to which anyone who is passionate about the future of African cities is encouraged to contribute. Each year there will be a new theme to explore key thematic areas of RISE Africa. This year, the theme is Hidden Flows, which aims to uncover the heartbeats of our cities.
Be a part of the instagram competition by posting a photo of the monthly theme and you could win! To enter, follow RISE Africa (@futureafricancities) and use the hashtag #hiddenflows and the monthly theme: June is for food; July is for waste; August is for mobility; September is for energy. 3 Monthly winners will be announced at the end of each month and a grand prize announced in October 2020. For the full brief visit the RISE Africa website