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Sherrick & Paul shares Malick Sidibé's energetic B&W photos

"Surprise Party",1964 - Malick Sidibé.(Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York and Sherrick & Paul, Nashville)


This Thursday, Wedgewood-Houston’s Sherrick & Paul will debut its long-running winter exhibition by West African photographer Malick Sidibé. The show features 40 black-and-white photographic prints that date from 1962 to 1978.

Born in Mali in 1936, Sidibé is known for capturing the energetic lives and culture of his native Bamako, Mali, in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. From scenes of timid teenage dances and young marriages to classically posed portraiture, Sidibé’s images center around the youth of Mali and offer an intimate glimpse into a spirited era rarely depicted in contemporary photography.

Sidibé photographed people in the streets, nightclubs and sporting events, in addition to running a formal portrait studio. The resulting images are kinetic and...

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