African Photography Encounters Information
|African Photography Encounters|
Rencontres africaines de la photographie
|Genre||Biennale, focus on photography|
|Frequency||Biennial, every two years.|
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.
The 6th biennial took place in November and December 2005, with the theme of "Another World." The prizes awarded were:
- The Seydou Keïta prize was awarded to Rana El Nemr ( Egypt) for her work on women in the Cairo subway. 
- The Coup de coeur Accor prize was awarded to Mamadou Konaté (Mali)
- The Prix AFAA-Afrique en Création was awarded to Fatoumata Diabaté 
- The European Union (Best Reporting Photographer) (Prix de l'Union Européenne) was awarded to Zohra Bensemra ( Algeria) 
- The Intergovernmental Agency of La Francophonie Award (Prix de l'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie du Meilleur Jeune) (AIF) was awarded to Ulrich-Rodney Mahoungou ( Republic of the Congo) 
- The Elan de l'Agence Française de Développement prize was awarded to Uche James-Iroha ( Nigeria)
- The Special Jury Prize awarded to Mikhael Subotzky ( South Africa) 
The jury also honoured Ranjith Kally (South Africa) for his life's work.
The Seydou Keita Prize for Best Photographic Creation was awarded to Uche Okpa-Iroha. 
The biennial was cancelled because of security concerns. 
The biennial included work by Moussa Kalapo (La Métaphore du Temps (the metaphor of time)),  Lebohang Kganye,  Uche Okpa-Iroha,  Nyani Quarmyne (a documentary report on Malian refugees in Mauritania),  and Nassim Rouchiche (portraits of sub-Saharan migrants stuck in Algeria). 
The 11th biennial took place from 2 December 2017 to 31 January 2018. 
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- This article began as a translation of the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia, accessed 26 December 2005.
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