African Photography Encounters
|African Photography Encounters
Rencontres africaines de la photographie
|Genre||biennale, focus on photography|
|Frequency||biennial, every two years.|
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:
- Prix « Seydou Keïta » to Rana El Nemr (Egypt)
- Prix « Coup de coeur Accor » to Mamadou Konaté (Mali)
- Prix AFAA-Afrique en Création to Fatoumata Diabaté
- Prix de l'Union européenne to Zohra Bensemra (Algeria)
- Prix de l'Agence intergouvernementale de la francophonie (AIF) du meilleur jeune prix.photographe de la francophonie to Ulrich-Rodney Mahoungou (Republic of the Congo)
- Prix « Elan » de l'Agence française de développement to Uchechukwu James Iroha (Nigeria)
- Special jury prize to Mikheal Subotzky (South Africa)
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.
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