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May 04 2017


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Deadline: 15 June 2017

Organised by the Malian Ministry of Culture and Institut français, the Bamako Encounters is the first and principal international platform dedicated to contemporary photography and new images in Africa. A sustainable platform for discovery, exchanges and interaction, the Bamako Encounters are known as a meeting place for African photographers and other art professionals from across the world. The 11th Edition of the Bamako Encounters will take place from December 2, 2017 to January 31, 2018, with professional days from 2 to 5 December 2017.

The Executive Director of the Bamako Encounters is Samuel Sidibe, Director of the National Museum of Mali.

Marie-Ann Yemsi, cultural consultant and independent curator is the Curator of the 11th Edition of the Bamako Encounters.

The Pan-African exhibition, curated by Marie-Ann Yemsi, will take place at the National Museum of Mali. This exhibition is at the heart of the Biennale entitled “Afrotopia”.

The call for applications to the Pan-African Exhibition is open to photographers and video artists from Africa and its Diasporas until the 15th of June.

See the specific rules for the call for applications.

You must fill the application form and upload your files HERE.  The registration is through this electronic application. Please create an account, access your page, fill the form and upload your files.

In case of difficulties to connect or to upload your files, please write before the 10th of June to Mantchini Traore.


Délégué Général des Rencontres de Bamako
Tél: + 223 20 23 19 09

Mantchini TRAORE
Institut français - Chargée de projets Afrique et Caraïbes en Création - Département des échanges et coopérations artistiques

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