Mamadou Gomis

Born in 1976 in Ndoulo, Senegal, Mamadou Gomis lives and works in Dakar. He has been a photographer since 1992 and since 1999 a reporter for a variety of newspapers, press agencies as well as humanitarian organisations in Senegal and neighbouring countries. Today Mamadou Gomis runs his own press organ,, accompanied by the bi-monthly Times24LeJournal, for which he is in charge of images. He has participated in a number of exhibitions such as Snap Judgements, New York, 2006; Africa Now, Washington, 2006; Africalls, Las Palmas, 2007; Trace de Vie [Trace of Life], Village des Arts. Dakar, 2009;, Madrid, 2011; the touring exhibition Prêt à partager [Ready to Share] (Maputo, Lagos, Douala, Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Dakar, Berlin and Stuttgart, 2009-2014); Chronique d’une Révolte: Photographies d’une saison de protestation [Chronicle of a Revolt : Photographs of a Season of Protest], Dakar and Berlin, 2012; Dakar/Berlin, which was accompanied by workshops in a number of cities in Africa, in partnership with the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen [Institute for Foreign Relations], 2012; Photorek, Aula Cervantes, Dakar, 2012; Kaleidoscope, Dublin, 2013; Le piéton de Dakar [Dakar Pedestrian], Galerie Le Manège, Dakar, 2013; Gardes, à Vous! [Atten-tion!], Institut Français, Dakar, 2013; and Gardiens du temple [Guardians of the Temple], Goethe Institut, Dakar, 2014.

Contact :


  • Prize-winner of the competition CLICK, "Your view of Culture and Education", Deutsche Welle, 2012
  • Prize-winner of the competition "Enfants efficients mentaux" du Centre Aminata Mbaye, Senegal, 2010
  • Prize-winner of the competition "Les plus beaux moments du sport au Sénégal" du Goethe-Institut, Dakar, Senegal, 2008


  • Elke aus dem Moore (ed.), Dakar – Berlin. Mamadou Gomis – Simone Gilges, Berlin, ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) et Göttingen, Steidl Verlag, 2012.
  • Koyo Kouoh (ed.), Chronique d'une révolte, photographies d'une saison de protestation, Dakar, Raw Material Company, Dakar et Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2012.
  • Elke aus dem Moore (ed.), Prêt-à-partager. A Transcultural Exchange in Art, Fashion and Sports, IFA, Stuttgart 2009.
  • Africalls, Las Palmas, 2007.
  • Okwui Enwezor (ed.), Snap Judgments. New Positions in Contemporary African Photography, New York, International Center of Contemporary Photography et Göttingen, Steidl Verlag, 2006.

Solo exhibitions:


  • "Dakar Pedestrian", Galerie Le Manège Dakar, Senegal
  • "Atten-tion!", Institut Français, Dakar, Senegal
  • «"Dakar/Berlin" with Simone Gilges, Goethe-Institut, Dakar, Senegal


  • "Dakar/Berlin" avec Simone Gilges, galerie of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) and Galerie Peter Herrmann, Berlin, Germany, exhibition realized on an idea of the artists

Group shows:


  • "Photographie contemporaine au Mali et au Sénégal : phénomènes urbains", Village des Arts, Dakar, Senegal


  • "Bamako–Dakar. Westafrikanische Fotografie heute", Stadthaus Ulm, Ulm, Germany


  • "Dakar Pedestrian" in 2013, Galerie Le Manège, Dakar, Senegal
  • "Dakar / Berlin" with Simone Gilges, "Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States", Farmleigh Gallery, Dublin, Irland


  • "Chronique d’une Révolte: Photographies d’une saison de protestation", Raw Material Company, Dakar, Senegal, 2011
  •, Casa Africa, Madrid, Spain


  • "Prêt à partager", travelling exhibition of ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) Dakar, Senegal (2009), Maputo, Mozambique (2010), Lagos, Nigeria (2010), Cape Town, South Africa (2011), Accra, Ghana (2011), Douala, Cameroun (2012), Berlin/Stuttgart, Germany (2012), Addis-Abeba, Ethiopia (2012)


  • "Africalls", Casa Africa, Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
  • "Africa Now!", Worldbank, Washington, D.C., USA


  • "Snap Judgements", International Center of Photography, New York, USA