Hub Cymru Africa and SSAP are delighted to present the winners of the 2022 Photography Competition “Reframing the Narrative” below.

This year’s theme was Solidarity and the winning photographs demonstrated solidarity within families, communities and globally, celebrating solidarity between Wales and Africa. It was judged by professional photographers with links to both Wales and Africa: Takura Aldrige, Glenn Edwards and Justice Kalebe.

Hub Cymru Africa and SSAP are delighted to present the winners of the 2022 photography competition “Reframing the Narrative” below.

This year’s theme was Solidarity and the winning photographs demonstrated solidarity within families, communities and globally, celebrating solidarity between Wales and Africa. It was judged by professional photographers with links to both Wales and Africa: Takura Aldrige, Glenn Edwards and Justice Kalebe.

Winner

“No One Knows Tomorrow” by Nseabasi Akpan

“No One Knows Tomorrow” was taken by Nigerian photographer Nseabasi Akpan as part of a project ‘’Camera for Change’’ which delivered photography and computer training for the children in Ibadan.

Judges felt that the narrative accompanying the winning image was a warm story of positive relationships and the power of photography skills and storytelling for young people.

Second place

The image which won second place, “Learning” was taken by Richard Outram, a professional photographer from Caernarfon. The image was taken at Antananarivo, Madagascar of a scene in Akany Avoko Faravohitra, a residential school for young women.

Richard said of the image “The school provides support and education for young women who otherwise would not have had the opportunity to receive essential skills for their future.

The school community works together in a positive environment which is supportive and nurturing. I could see that the school was providing a bright future.”

Joint Runners-Up

The two joint runners up are “Mother Daughter Solidarity” by Cordelia Weedon and “One Small Change” by Malumbo Simwaka.

“One Small Change”, depicts a programme “Breaking the Barriers”, partly supported by Christian Aid supporters in Wales and the European Union alongside 875 women in Malawi. The women are increasing their incomes and engage with local authorities to meet their needs. Of the photograph, Christian Aid said “Ida Lazalo, 39 (far left), Eddina Yonasi, 49, group chair (second from left) and fellow members of the Members of the Makande Women’s Group proudly showing off their baobab fruits they have just harvested from the baobab trees ready to make juice with in Chikwawa District, Southern Malawi, in March 2021.”

“Mother Daughter Solidarity” depicts Ireen and her mother, Rose, sitting outside their home in Uganda in 2020. Cordelia, the photographer, said of the image “Mother and Daughter painted their home together. They live alongside the ancient Nyero Rock Paintings World Heritage Site, which inspired their design. Ireen likes being creative and wants to become a teacher, so Rose tries to give her as much support as possible.

“Mother Daughter Solidarity” by Cordelia Weedon
“One Small Change” by Malumbo Simwaka