African Photojournalism Database

A directory of emerging and professional African visual storytellers

A joint project of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa the African Photojournalism Database (APJD) is a directory of more than 500 emerging and professional African visual storytellers. The APJD was created to help African photographers better connect to the international media economy. It also helps international media better understand the issues and projects that African visual journalists consider important.

Join the APJD

The APJD is open to African news photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers reporting on cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues on the continent, as well as sports, nature, and stories of everyday life. If you meet the three mandatory criteria below, you will be invited to create a profile on the public database on Blink:

  • You are a national of one of the 55 African countries
  • You report on either cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues; sports or nature stories; or the photography of daily life
  • You have a working website, Instagram or Facebook page with some recent work

Becoming an APJD member has various benefits:

  • Wider exposure via World Press Photo’s and Everyday Africa’s social platforms, including Instagram takeovers
  • Features on the Four to Follow series on Witness, World Press Photo’s online magazine
  • Professional opportunities through the project’s partnership with Blink
  • Connect with fellow storytellers from across the continent
  • Receive a regular newsletter with useful resources, grant opportunities, news, and events

Register to become an APJD member. New submissions are reviewed on a monthly basis. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Access the Database

If you are an editor, photo editor, creative director, NGO, or someone who wants to hire photographers from the African continent, please reach out to the APJD team to gain access to the professional database.