African Photojournalism Database

A directory of emerging and professional African visual storytellers

The African Photojournalism Database (APJD) is a directory of emerging and professional African visual journalists reporting on cultural, economic, environmental, political and social issues on the continent, as well as sports, nature, and stories of everyday life. There are over 500 photographers currently listed on the database. See the list of members here.

The African Photojournalism Database is a joint project of the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa, launched in August 2016. It was created to help photographers and visual journalists better connect to the international media economy. It also helps international media better understand the issues and projects that you as African visual journalists consider important and have covered.


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.

Join the APJD

The APJD is open to African news photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers who meet the following criteria:
  • 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.
If you meet the criteria you will be invited to create a profile on the public database which is on Blink, a real-time location platform connecting freelancers to media companies that want to tell stories.

Membership has various benefits:
  • Wider exposure via the World Press Photo Foundation and Everyday Africa’s social platforms, including regular Instagram features.
  • 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. 

Please note, new submissions will be reviewed on a monthly basis. We will only contact you if your membership application has been successful. If you have any questions, please contact us at apjd@worldpressphoto.org.


Images credits:
Jodi Windvogel
Eman Helal
Yassine Yoriyas Alaoui Ismaili