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Bocoum (1930 - 1992)
In 1956, when he was sent to Mopti to teach in primary school. He opened a studio in the old part of town and for the rest of his life he divided his time between teaching and photography. He worked as a photographer until 1982, when his sons took over the studio.
After Hamadou Bocoum's death, his negatives were moved from the studio,
where they had been catalogued and kept in envelopes. They were put
in the plastic bags that
we found in the loft of his house in 1994.