Thursday, 27 January 2011

Interview with Jennifer Bajorek and Erin Haney on Bamako

Passersby check out poster-format
photographs mounted on the exterior wall
of the gardens of the National Museum of Mali
during the Rencontres de Bamako,
Bamako, Mali, November 2009.
Photograph: Jennifer Bajorek
 Simon Dawes interviews Jennifer Bajorek and Erin Haney on their article, ‘Eye on Bamako: Conversations on the African Photography Biennial’, published in the Global Public Life section of December's Annual Review (TCS 27.7/8).

Jennifer and Erin discuss the history of the Biennial and the growing interest in African photography, the role of exhibitions in supporting artists, and the tension between French co-operation and neo-colonialism in Africa.


TCS and B & S are published by SAGE.