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Bamako Encounters Contemporary African Photography

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Bamako Encounters Contemporary African Photography is characterized by Playful and bold, the images of Contemporary African Photography. Biennial subvert advertising tropes, interrogate beauty standards, examine the effects of urban life – and salute the clenched fist of the black power movement. Inaugurated in 1994, the Bamako Encounters Contemporary African Photography celebrates contemporary photography in Africa. Here’s a selection of images from this year’s event

12th Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial 2020 is a must see at various venues around the capital of Mali in Bamako until 31 January 2020

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Prête-moi Ton Rêve

Prête-moi Ton Rêve

Reading Time: 3 minutes Prête-moi Ton Rêve or ‘Lend me your Dream’ is a touring exhibition Fully organised and created by Africans, and featuring the continent’s finest contemporary artists Entering its second leg of a two-year long African tour, a new exhibition is taking the continent by storm. ‘Prête-moi Ton Rêve (Lend Me Your Dream)’ brings together 30 African artists, including Abdoulaye Konaté, Chéri

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Contemporary Art Challenges Ethiopia

Reading Time: 2 minutes Contemporary Art Challenges Ethiopia – Walls, domes and the exteriors of the magnificent Medhane Alem Cathedral in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa are embellished with colorful portraits and life-size paintings of saints of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The saints, depicted with an exaggerated size of eyes, solemnly gaze at visitors and worshippers who congregate throughout the week. Bekele Mekonen, an

Bamako Encounters: Streams of Consciousness

Bamako Encounters: Streams of Consciousness

Reading Time: 3 minutes This article Bamako Encounters: Streams of Consciousness  by Tom Seymour was published in issue #7890 of British Journal of Photography BJP. Weeks after a nationwide state of emergency is lifted, Mali’s capital hosts more than 85 artists from across Africa in 15 city-wide venues for its extensive festival Bamako Encounters, Africa’s premier photography festival, returns to the capital of Mali for its

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