Photography Open Call: Climate Change

We are pleased to announce a new call for creative work from the Commonwealth Foundation. We are seeking work from African photographers.

Photos should depict the impacts of climate change on African communities. The deadline for submissions is midnight (BST, London) on Sunday 8 May.

To coincide with the Commonwealth People’s Forum in Rwanda and the run-up to COP27 in Egypt, the Commonwealth Foundation is bringing together photographs from the African Commonwealth countries to show the direct effects of climate change on their communities.

We are looking for original photographs that depict the impact of climate change on your communities. We are especially seeking personal perspectives that illustrate how daily life is affected by climate change.

The call is open to all, amateur and professional, African photographers who live and work in one of the Commonwealth countries in Africa:

  • Botswana
  • Cameroon
  • e-Swatini
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

One photographer from each of the African Commonwealth countries will be selected to have their work displayed at the People’s Forum and on our social media platforms. There will be a fee of £50 for each selected photographer.

Complete this form to submit your photos to the call. The deadline for submissions is midnight (BST, London) on Sunday 8 May.


Enquiries about submissions should be directed to