The Climate Change Photo Essay Prize is the inaugural initiative of the ‘Road to 100 Million Climate Soldiers in Africa’, and marks the beginning of a series of campaigns within the project. It calls upon 18 – 30yr olds from Africa and the global diaspora community to document the environmental changes happening before their very eyes. For the first edition of the Prize, entrants were asked to submit a photo essay addressing the theme, ‘Climate Change & Your Community’.
The works of our 2023 finalists are on a global tour – which began in Nairobi, Kenya, during Africa Climate Week, at the beginning of September. Since then, these award-winning works have been exhibited at The Africa Center in New York during the UN General Assembly, and The Africa Centre during Frieze Week in London. They are scheduled to be shown in Lagos during Art Week in November, and they will also be featured at COP28 in Dubai this December.