Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 2009 Bamako African Photography Biennial

Photo: Arwa Abouon

Thanks to John Edwin Mason and Peter Brook for turning me on to The 2009 Bamako African Photography Biennial showcased on Qiana Mestrich's Dodge & Burn blog. I've never seen, heard or read anything about this biennial anywhere at anytime (although it should be noted that I did find some mention at PDN, although as a nonsubscriber I can't access it). Except for Fazal Sheikh and Jodi Beiber, I was unfamiliar with the photographers listed (who represent a variety of disciplines and approaches), so it was great going through and coming up with some finds- particularly Yo-Yo Gonthier's Overseas Monuments, Memories of Colonialism...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Geroge Osodi's work stood out for me. He had a couple of weak projects but his 'Oil Rich Niger Delta' series is very strong in the way he has good portraits between the images of pipes and sludge.

Patrizia Guerresi Maimouma's fashion work is striking.