Money in Bamako and London - Various1. Jun - 1. Jul 12 / ended British Museum
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The London Festival Of Photography 2012 presents a collaborative photography project between between Sophie Mew, Harandane Dicko & Diane Patrice.
The Bamako & London projects are collaborative photography exhibitions between a UK-based curator and artist photographers from the UK and Mali in West Africa.
The project connects both capital cities by drawing upon contemporary scenes from every day lives in London and Bamako through the medium of photographs and transcriptions of interviews.
The topics in London – captured by Diane Patrice – address how money circulates, how it is used, saved, and spent in every day contexts around the city. In light of the recent coup d’état and political upheavals in Mali, our Bamako-based photographer artist – Harandane Dicko – exposes the effects of sanctions (imposed from 3-8 April 2012), economic insecurity and struggle in daily lives in Bamako today (the images in London and Bamako were taken during March/April 2012). In Dicko’s work, he counterbalances an image of teenagers playing card games to illustrate the continuity of daily life. Sophie Mew is curating this project at the British Museum with the support provided by Evelyn Owen.
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