African Photography Encounters

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African Photography Encounters
Rencontres africaines de la photographie
Genre biennale, focus on photography
Begins 1994
Frequency biennial, every two years.
Location(s) Bamako, Mali

African Photography Encounters (French: Rencontres africaines de la photographie) is a biennial exhibition in Bamako, Mali since 1994. The exhibition, featuring exhibits by contemporary African photographers, is spread over several Bamako cultural centers, including the National Museum, the National Library, the Modibo Keïta memorial, and the District Museum. The exhibition also features colloquia and film showings.

The 6th annual African Photography Encounters was held in November 2005, with the theme of "Another World." The prizes awarded were:

The jury also honored Ranjith Kally (South Africa) for his life's work.


  • This article began as a translation of the corresponding article in the French Wikipedia, accessed 26 December 2005.