• Djenné III - ISHKAR
  • Djenné III - ISHKAR
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Djenné III

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Photograph by Hamdia Traoré. Frame not included. For framing options, please email contact@ishkar.com

Located in the city of Djenné, in central Mali, the Grand Mosque dates back to the 13th century (although the current structure dates back to 1907). The Mosque presided over one of the most important Islamic learning centers in Africa during the Middle Ages, with thousands of students coming to study the Quran in Djenné's madrassas. The entire community of Djenné takes an active role in the mosque's maintenance. Every year there is a festival where the local community come together to repair the damage inflicted to the mosques mud exterior caused by the annual rains and fierce summer heat. Local boys help prepare the plaster mixture, and men climb onto the mosque’s built in scaffolding and ladders to smear the plaster over the entire surface of the mosque.

Hamdia Traoré


Photographs professionally printed on high quality Fuji Flex paper. The paper has a pure white base with exceptional black density, contrast and reproduction detail. The silky smooth reflective coating enhances the detail and definition of the images. 310 gsm.


Photograph prints are based on the typical A5, A4, A3 and A2 sizing. However each print size varies slightly to match the photograph dimensions. Email contact@ishkar.com for exact dimensions.

* Please note that the frame dimensions may look different to the image below depending on the size of the image to frame ratio.


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* Photography prints are printed to order and are therefore not refundable.
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The photographer

Born in Djenne, Mopti Region (Mali), Hamdia Traoré started to learn photography in 2004 alongside an accounting training. He participated in many workshops, ranging from numerical photography to documentary photography. 

Since 2016 he works as a freelancer at the African Photojournalism Database, a World Press Foundation initiative. 

Amongst other exhibition, in 2017 he had a solo exhibition during the 11th edition of the African Biennale of Photography. He has exhibited his work in China, Algeria, France and Mali.

The Concept

In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.



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