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On Art: Malick Sidibé's photographs

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Malick Sidibé's photographs 
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 

Black and white photo, young woman with polka dotted dress
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

Friends 1976

Mselle Keita 1969

Studio Malick, Bamako, 16 and 17 September 1977  © Malick SidibÈ

Pictures from various sources

To know more about Malick Sidibé's photography click here: Fifty One Fine Art Photography

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