African Photography Biennial Inauguration - Bamako
The 9th Bamako Encouters, African Photography Biennial, has been inaugurated in Mali. Prime Minister Cissé Mariam Kaidama Sidibé and France Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrrand attended. 1st November 2011
The 9th Bamako Encouters, African Photography Biennial, has been inaugurated in Bamako, Mali on November 1st 2011.
A ceremony was held in the garden of Bamako’s National Museum with Hamane Niang, Mali Minister of Culture, Cissé Mariam Kaidama Sidibé, Mali Prime Minister and Frédéric Mitterrand, France Minister of Culture.
This year's edition gathers 45 emerging African photographers and video artists from 27 countries under the theme “For a Sustainable World”.
Several monographs of confirmed artists are also exhibited in several locations in Bamako, notably a photographical overview of the Arab Spring.
A special tribute will be given to three of Mali’s legendary photographers during the Festival: Soungalo Malé, Abderramane Sakaly and Malick Sidibé.
The 9th edition of the Bamako Encounters till January 2nd, 2012. It is one of the most important photography fair in Sub-Saharan African.