Category Archives: Mali

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François-Xavier Gbré: Bamako, Architecture, Photography and Change

Bamako is full of contrasts and contradictions. It’s a huge village. Tradition holds a very important place and the youth resolutely aspires to modernity. To me, visually speaking, Bamako is an open-air installation. I love its light, its river, its hills, its new tarmacked avenues that suddenly turn into little bumpy roads.... I use … Continue Reading ››

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Photography, Mosquito Nets and the Fragility of Life

Photographer, Harandane Dicko, brings us an ingenious photographic series, simply and aptly called LA MOUSTIQUAIRE (The Mosquito Net). In areas of Africa where malaria is common, mosquito nets have literarily been saving lives. Harandane uses this simple but powerful tool to artistically depict the ‘fragility of life’. The series is shot … Continue Reading ››