The AFF 2020 will feature images from emerging and established photographers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, the Middle East, and Europe. The collection will represent more than 100 photographers from 43 countries around the world with images from various styles such as photojournalism, fine art photography among others. In addition to the indoor and outdoor exhibitions, the month-long event will feature family and youth-oriented events with diverse activities such as photography print sales, bazaars, food, and music at the Fondation Donwahi.

Franck Fanny Award

Dedicated to the memory of Ivorian photographer Franck Fanny, the residency award based at the Foundation Donwahi offers support to emerging photographers from across Africa an opportunity to further develop their work. The 3-month residency in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire provides access to creative, technical, and mentorship support of awarded photographers from the Africa Foto Fair portfolio review.

Portfolio Review

Each edition of the Africa Foto Fair hosts a portfolio review through the participation of world-renowned photographers, photo editors, educators, and curators to offer insight and create important networks for photographers from Africa. The portfolio review is an integral component that offers photographers feedback on their works and approach; through this opportunity, our aim is to support the international participation of emerging talents from the continent. As part of continuing the objective of the Addis Foto Fest the Africa Foto Fair will continue the tradition of reviewing the works of selected photographers from Africa. The group of reviewers will select one winner from the portfolio review for the Franck Fanny Award.


Education is one of the key components in the list of activities for the Africa Foto Fair. The main goal is to address the lack of adequate training opportunities and exchange for emerging photographers from across Africa. The fair will host several workshops that delve into supporting hobbyists, emerging and professional photographers to improve their skills and gain valuable information to develop their talents.


Through panel discussions led by photography industry experts, the conferences focus on dialogue relating to the current trends and the exchange of information. The aim of these panels is to share knowledge for the betterment and development of photography in Africa by building bridges within the continent and beyond.

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