Malick Sidibé

We are huge fans of Malik Sidibé, a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white portraits of pop culture and exuburent youth of the 50s and 60s in Bamako.  His portraits and documentary photography captured the unique atmosphere and vitality of an African capital during a cultural change in a postcolonial period. Sidibé’s images emanate so much power and have clearly become an influence to artists and designers today.

(images from here )

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  1. valentina wrote:


  2. I adore these photos, they are all so inspiring.
    I LOVE your blog and I would LOVE if you took
    a peek at mine! TheUrbanFlamingo!

    All my love,
    Kaitlyn McCall

  3. LG wrote:

    Great post! Sidibé is one of my absolute favourite photographers! <3 <3 <3
    Btw, the Janet Jackson video you linked to was also heavily inspired by Seydou Keita ( – another West-Af photographer from that period – and by the 60's era of South African magazine DRUM. Classics! 🙂

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