Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Nigeria, South Africa

Bamako Encounters

The 8th edition of the Bamako Encounters – African Photography Biennial is a month long celebration of African photography. This year, inspired by the theme “Borders”, 10 Nigerians made the journey from Lagos to Bamako by road in a Volkswagen mini bus driving through 6 West African countries: Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Burkina Fasso and Mali.

Via Osize @Twitter

Invisible borders

The most essential aspect of the project is not the final destination, but the journey; therefore the participating photographers will produce works in form of photography and video while on the go which will be exhibited during the main events of the Festival in Bamako.

It was also fantastic to see my friend Zanele Muholi win the Casa Africa Prize – the only female to win one of the eight prizes of the festival.


Also check out Lucy Azubuike and George Osodi – has an exhibition coming up in Lagos at the end of this month [Nigeria] and Creative Arts for full list of artists

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