African Photography Encounters Information

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African Photography Encounters
Rencontres africaines de la photographie
Genre Biennale, focus on photography
FrequencyBiennial, every two years.
Location(s) Bamako, Mali

African Photography Encounters ( French: Rencontres Africaines de la Photographie) is a biennial exhibition in Bamako, Mali, held since 1994. The exhibition, featuring exhibits by contemporary African photographers, is spread over several Bamako cultural centers, including the National Museum, the National Library, the Modibo Keïta memorial, and the District Museum. The exhibition also features colloquia and film showings. The most recent biennial took place in 2017.

It is jointly run by the government of Mali and the Institut Français. [1] It has exhibited work by William Kentridge, Samuel Fosso, Pieter Hugo and Zanele Muholi. [2]

2005 – 6th biennial

The 6th biennial took place in November and December 2005, with the theme of "Another World." The prizes awarded were:

The jury also honoured Ranjith Kally (South Africa) for his life's work.

2009 – 8th biennial

The biennial included work by Hassan Hajjaj. [4]

The Seydou Keita Prize for Best Photographic Creation was awarded to Uche Okpa-Iroha. [5]

2011 – 9th biennial

The biennial included work by Philippe Bordas [6] and Omar Victor Diop. [7] The Seydo Keita award was given to Pieter Hugo. [8]


The biennial was cancelled because of security concerns. [2]

2015 – 10th biennial

The 10th biennial took place from 31 October to 31 December 2015 and was themed Telling Time. [2] [9] [10] It was directed by Bisi Silva with associate curators Antawan I. Byrd and Yves Chatap. [11]

The biennial included work by Moussa Kalapo (La Métaphore du Temps (the metaphor of time)), [2] Lebohang Kganye, [9] Uche Okpa-Iroha, [9] Nyani Quarmyne (a documentary report on Malian refugees in Mauritania), [9] and Nassim Rouchiche (portraits of sub-Saharan migrants stuck in Algeria). [9]

2017 – 11th biennial

The 11th biennial took place from 2 December 2017 to 31 January 2018. [1]

See also


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  2. ^ a b c d Jansen, Charlotte (31 December 2015). "Art in a time of terror: Mali's photo festival makes defiant return". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Le palmarès des Rencontres africaines de la photographie". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  4. ^ Reade, Reade (25 October 2012). "Moroccan rock stars". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Uche Okpa-Iroha (NG)", Rijksakademie.
  6. ^ Guillot, Claire (29 November 2011). "Face to face with the descendants of the elite force of the Malian empire". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  7. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (11 July 2015). "Omar Victor Diop: 'I want to reinvent the heritage of African studio photography'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  8. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (16 November 2011). "Pieter Hugo photographs the lingering legacy of the Rwanda genocide". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  9. ^ a b c d e "The Malian festival celebrating the diversity and vitality of African photography – British Journal of Photography". Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  10. ^ "Mali: la 10e Biennale africaine de la photographie s'ouvre à Bamako - RFI". Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  11. ^ "Telling Time in Bamako - Aperture NY". Aperture Foundation. Retrieved 2018-08-25.
  • This article began as a translation of the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia, accessed 26 December 2005.