Moussa John Kalapo

John Moussa Kalapo. Photo by Fatouamata Diabaté © Fatouamata Diabaté John Moussa Kalapo was born in Bamako, Mali, in 1983. He trained as an accountant. In 2010, he enrolled at the Photography Training Centre of Bamako where he did a conceptual-creative and art photography course. After benefitting from a bursary (Tierney Fellowship) in 2015 from the Tierney Family Foundation, Kalapo did a documentary photography course and a creative residency at one of the prestigious schools of photographic art in Johannesburg, the Market Photo Workshop. Kalapo uses narration and photojournalism to tackle daily societal issues. He worked as a digital technician on the Malian photographic archives project which endeavours to conserve, digitise and archive the works of famous African photographers such as Malick Sidibe, Abderrahmane Sakaly, Tijane Sitou, Adama Kouyate, Mamadou Cisse and Félix Diallo.