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Mali Photo Festival Aims to Refocus on Positive

Two years ago, Mali cancelled a popular pan-African photo festival amid a post-coup political crisis and militant occupation of the north. Artists say the biennial Bamako Encounters, introduced in 1994 and returning after a four-year absence, gives them a chance to refocus on the positive. Malian artist and documentary photographer Seydou Camara says the event, which opened Saturday and continues through December, offers an opportunity to revive Mali's image. "There’s the...

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