On Exhibition in the Esther B. O’Keeffe Building: East Gallery
Hours: Sunday – 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday – Four Arts members only, 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday through Saturday – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This exhibition showcases the winning entries of the 2nd Annual Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards, a collaboration between the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) and Nature’s Best Photography (NBP). The Mkapa Awards are a global competition that attracts photographers at all levels of expertise who advocate for wildlife conservation. It is named in honor of the late, former Tanzanian President, H.E. Benjamin Mkapa (1938–2020), for his dedication to conservation education throughout Africa and his passionate support of AWF programs.
The winners of the 2nd annual awards will be revealed at the end of October 2022, at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya, after which the exhibition will travel to museums around the world. AWF and NBP hope the exhibit will bring immediate and long-lasting impact to public understanding and stewardship of nature in Africa.
Founded in 1961, AWF is the only African global conservation organization protecting wildlife and their ecosystems as an essential part of a modern and prosperous Africa. NBP was established in 1995 to inspire, educate, and motivate conservation of the natural world through the art of photography. To learn more, please visit awf.org and naturesbestphotography.org.
The 2022 Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards exhibition was organized by the African Wildlife Foundation and Nature’s Best Photography, in honor of one of Africa’s most beloved leaders, H.E. Benjamin Mkapa (1938-2020), to engage global audiences in conserving wildlife and wild lands in modern Africa.