|The Malian photographer who shot Africas post-independence flow - huck|
|Text by Alex King
Photography © Malick Sidibé - courtesy Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris
The Eye of Bamako
Malick Sidibé documented a bright new generation throwing off the shackles of colonialism after Malis independence in 1960.
A childhood accident left Malick Sidibé blind in one eye, but that didnt stop him seeing and documenting the energy of post-independence Mali. Before his death aged 80 in April 2016, he picked up the title the eye of Bamako and left a priceless record of African youth culture. [...]
Check out Malick Sidibés work at 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair> at Somerset House, October 6-9.