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Joana Choumali is a visual artist born in 1974 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After studying graphic arts in Morocco, she worked in an advertising agency as an art director before starting her career as a photographer. Her work focuses on Africa and its countless cultures. Since 2016, Joana Choumali has integrated text into her work and has defended the notion of meditative creation. Her creations have been exhibited at the Photoquai Biennial at the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac in Paris, at the Bamako International Photography Biennial and at the Troppenmuseum in Amsterdam. In 2019, she was awarded the Prix Pictet for photography for her series Ça va aller. Her work has also been published in the international press (CNN, New York Times, El Pais, The Guardian, Le Monde…).