Photographers in the 2009 Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial

Today is the last day of the biennial (it ran from November 7 - December 7, 2009) but I wanted to pay tribute to the many photographers who contributed work. Below you'll find a list of photographers plus links to their photos/websites, except in cases where I could not find any.

Held every two years since 1994 based on research work conducted all over Africa, the Bamako Encounters, Biennial of African Photography seek to promote regional integration and facilitate North-South cultural exchanges by creating an international cultural centre in Bamako that testifies to the wealth and vitality of the photography produced on the continent.

These Encounters constitute an opportunity for exchange and dialogue enabling African photographers to show off their talents, to meet one another, and to reveal their works to the world. But they are also a window that enables the general neophyte photography public to get to know photography as a means of expression.

- Samuel Sidibé, Delegate General of the 8th Bamako Encounters

Download the Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial press kit as a PDF

View a selection of images from the Bamako Encounters African Photography Biennial at ARTINFO.


. Myriam Abdelaziz (Egypt) 

. Kader Attia (Algeria-France)
. Arwa Abouon (Lybia)
. Abdoulaye Barry (Chad) 

. Jodi Bieber (South Africa)

. Lilia Benzid (Tunisia)
. Mohamed Bourouissa (Algeria-France)
. Mohamed Camara (Mali) 

. Seydou Camara (Mali) 

. Nestor Da (Burkina Faso)
. Ananias Leki Dago (Ivory Coast)
. Saidou Dicko (Burkina Faso)
. Faten Gaddes (Tunisia) 

. François-Xavier Gbré (Ivory Coast)
. Yoyo Gonthier (Reunion Island)
. Uche Okpa-Iroha (Nigeria)
. Ayana Jackson (USA) 

. Antony Kaminju (Kenya) 

. Majida Khattari (Morocco)
. Frid Armel Louzala (Congo-Brazza) 

. Robert Mafuta (Central African Republic-DRC) 

. Lebohang Mashiloane (South Africa)

. Zanele Muholi (South Africa)

. Malik Nejmi (Morocco)
. Rana el Nemr (Egypt)
. Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria)
. Emeka Okereke (Nigeria) 

. Ali Mohamed Osman (Sudan) 

. George Osodi (Nigeria)
. Zak Ové (Trinidad-UK)
. Fidisoa A.J. Ramanahadray (Madagascar) 

. Zineb Sedira (Algeria-UK)
. Mouna Jemal Siala (Tunisia)
. Barthelemy Toguo (Cameroon) 

. Aboubacar Traoré (Mali)
. Salif Traoré (Mali) 

. Alain Wandimoyi (DRC) 
- blog featuring photos of the 2009 Bamako Biennial
. Alastair Whitton (South Africa) 

. Graeme Williams (South Africa) 

Solo exhibitions:
. Angèle Etoundi Essamba (Cameroon)
. Hassan Hajjaj (Morocco)
. Patrizia Guerresi Maïmouna (Italy)
. Baudouin Mouanda (Congo)
. Fazal Sheikh (USA)


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