Alioune Ba

A key figure in the development of art photography in Mali. Alioune Ba produces monochrome images full of tone, depth and rhythm. Ba subverts western preconceptions about the Sahel region, presenting it as a treasure chest of quiet beauty. Many of his photographs reveal gracefully the life in the villages. His images of exquisitely-decorated bodies transform local rituals into visual poetry, mixing abstract motifs with vivid naturalism.