They really want you: 10th Annual Bamako Encounters seeks entries

Left: Hichem Driss – Le Grand Parcours, 2009 – 2010. Image Courtesy of Rencontres de Bamako Right: Fatoumata Diabate – L’Homme en animal, 2011. Image Courtesy of Rencontres de Bamako

Organised by the Malian Ministry of Culture and Institut français, the Bamako Encounters is the first and principal international platform dedicated to African photography on the continent. A veritable 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. It will take place in Bamako, from 31st October to 31st December 2015.

The Executive Director of the Bamako Encounters is Samuel Sidibe, Director of the National Museum of Mali, who has been directing it since 2009.

The Artistic Director of the 10th Bamako Encounters is Bisi Silva, an independent curator and the Director, Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA, Lagos).

The Pan-African Exhibition, resulting from a call for applications and the selection of artists representing the  African continent and its Diaspora, is part of the Biennial’s central presentation. In 2015 the title is “TELLING TIME ”

The call for applications to the Pan-African Exhibition of the 10th edition of the Bamako Encounters is open for African photographers and video artists from 15th January to 30th March 2015.

You must fill the application form and download your files on the following link :

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

In case of difficulties to connect or to download your files, please write before the 15th March to: Samuel Sidibé :
Valerie Lesbros :

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