Born in Bamako, Fatoumata first laid hands on a camera at the Centre de Formation Audiovisuel PromoFemmes. That experience opened up doors to the Centre de Formation en Photographie de Bamako (CFP) where she studied from 2002 to 2004 and had an internship as a photo lab technician until 2009.
After those first experiences in photography she began exhibiting in Mali and abroad in group shows and has now established herself as a successful artist. Her work gained recognition gained recognition at Rencontres de Bamako 2005, where she won the Afrique en Créations prize. She has exhibited at Addis Photo Fest, Biennale Internationale de l’Art Contemporain de Casablanca, and Les Rencontres d’Arles.
Attracted to portrait as well as social and humanist photography, her work mainly focuses on women and youth.
Photography, video, and presence on social networks are the tools she uses on a daily basis as a contemporary artist to explore and share her personal way of seeing the world. Her primary focus at present is Le Studio Photo de la Rue, her Street Studios series, presented here as an installation.