Malian, b. 1936
Les Associés, 1968
24 vintage gelatin prints mounted on pink-colored folio
Second Century Acquisition Fund, 2012.36
© 1968 Malick Sidibé. By permission
This is a one-of-a-kind collage of photographs; it is a spread from an album of index prints that Malick Sidibé made of his studio portraits.
Sidibé is well known for his images of the independent youth of Bamako, Mali, in the 1960s and 1970s. His approach captures the tastes and identities of his sitters and does not seek to impose a traditional or European convention on his contemporary Malian subjects.
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