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Malick Sidibe: Chemises [Paperback]

By Malick Sidibe (Photographer)
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That the beginnings of Malick Sidibe's career as a photographer coincided with Mali's independence from France (in 1960) was serendipitous, and he was certainly the right man to portray the country's postcolonial euphoria. Sidibe focused on the explosion of youth culture and music in 1960s Bamako, photographing all the happening events and ceremonies, including football matches, weddings, Christmas Eve celebrations and parties at clubs like Los Cubanos, Les Caids, Les Las Vegas--names that convey the influx of Western music into Mali. Visiting as many as five of these venues in one evening, Sidibe would capture Bamako's youth in a close-up snapshot style that conveys the joyful conviviality of this era, and the blending of African and Western cultures in dances like the Mali Twist, and in curious combinations of traditional and European clothing. Sidibe would then display his carefully numbered index prints, glued onto administrative folders, on his studio walls for customers--usually the subjects of his photographs--to peruse. These are the "chemises" of this book's title. As an invaluable document of 1960s Mali, and as a large portion of Sidibe's oeuvre, Chemises is an essential volume for anyone interested in contemporary African photography.
Born in Mali in 1935, Malick Sidibe opened his own studio in Bamako in 1958. His photography is now exhibited around the world, and he is considered one of Africa's greatest portrait photographers.

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Pages   162
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.7" Width: 9.95" Height: 12.75"
Weight:   2.36 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Steidl
ISBN  3865215238  
ISBN13  9783865215239  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! "Malick Sidibe was born around 1936 in Soloba, Mali. In 1952 he moved to Bamako, where he continues to live and work. His portraits and documentation of social life in Bamako, specially of young people's activities, have been widely acclaimed. In 1995, his works were shown in Paris, their first exhibition outside of Africa, and they have since been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and Australia.

Malick Sidibe was born in 1935.

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perfect production  May 9, 2008
A thrilling look inside this studio photographers working process. Perfectly designed and produced publication comprised of facsimile pages of contact printed photographs mounted for client selection and purchase. I expected the book to be both smaller and with many fewer pages! A steal at this price! I couldn't have been more pleased to receive it.

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