Fatoumata Diabaté (b. 1980) is a photographer born in Bamako, Mali, where she currently lives and works. She studied at the Centre de Formation en Photographie (CFP) in Mali, and now works simultaneously on assignments for arts institutions, major organisations such as World Press Photo, and on her own serial photographic projects that develop over longer periods of time. She has been featured in numerous exhibitions and festivals of photography in Africa and Europe. In 2005, she was awarded the “Afrique en création” prize by the French cultural institute AFAA for her photo series Touaregs, en gestes et en mouvements. In 2011 she won the Fondation Blachère award for her photo series L’homme en Animal.