Malick Sidibé, also known as The Eye Of Bamako opened his studio (Studio Malick) in Bamako In 1958, and specialized in documentary photography, focusing particularly on the optimism and enthusiasm of the youth culture of the Malian capital at that time.
His photographs captured the period and atmosphere of the newly independent Mali.
Nuit de Noël, Christmas Eve, 1963
La Gazelle, My Hat and Bellbottoms, 1974
Avec mon nouveau sac, ma baqueet mon bracelet, with my new bag, my ring and my bracelet, 1975
Dance the Twist, Dansez le Twist, 1965
Surprise Party 1962
Mselle Keita 1969
Pictures from various sources
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