"Bamako Encounters" African Biennale of Photography

from November 30 to January 31 2020

"Bamako Encounters" African Biennale of Photography
from November 30 to January 31 2020

Musée National du Mali
BP 159 Bamako


From the 30th of November to the 31st of January, the 12th edition of Bamako Encounters Photography Biennial will be an opportunity to dedicate a retrospective in honor of, and to celebrate, the 25th anniversary of the festival.

The Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Institut Français, is pleased to produce this international event. Created in 1994, Bamako Encounters is today the principal event dedicated to contemporary photography and new imagery in Africa.

Bamako Encounters is a platform for the promotion and visibility of photographers and video artists from Africa and its diasporas. It has helped to develop the career of many and for some has even given the opportunity to acquire an international stature. The 12th edition will be devoted to the topic "Stream of consciousness", a literary metaphor calling for a deep, lyrical, vibrant reflection on the act of photography.

The exhibition spaces are part of an urban network including the National Museum of Mali, epicenter of the event, as well as the District Museum, the Medina Gallery, and the Institute Francais of Bamako. Many other exhibitions around the city will increase opportunities for visitors.

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