Organised by the Malian Ministry of Culture and Institut français, the Bamako Encounters are a major international platform dedicated to contemporary photography and new images in Africa. A sustainable platform for discovery, exchange 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 2 December 2017 to 31 January 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 15 June.
Completed application form and files can be uploaded here. Registration through electronic application. Please create an account, access your page, fill in the form and upload your files.
In case of difficulties to connect or to upload your files, please contact: Mantchini Traore before 10 June.
Executive Director of the Bamako Encounters
Project manager Afrique et Caraïbes en créations programme – Département des échanges et coopérations artistiques Institut français