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Malian Photographer

I randomly cam across an image by Malick Sidibe the other day and was instantly taken and mesmerized by the vibrant portrait photographers work. From Mali, Sidibe is most famous for his 1960s photos of youth culture in Bamako, Mali’s largest city that was, at the time undergoing immense changes (Mali had gained independence in 1960 then became a socialist state which was later overthrown at the end of the decade.)

The images are not only historically interesting but, for lack of a better word, amazingly cool. Fashion inspiration abounds.

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Posted on June 13, 2010

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  • From Harper on March 10, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Hello, I was wondering where you found these images (website, museum data base, etc?) Just curious because I would like to work with some of them. Thanks!

  • From Brittany on March 10, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Hi Harper
    These just came from a google search from several sources – mostly other blogs. I of course don’t own the rights to any of them. If you look up his name, tons of great images come up. He’s such an amazing photographer – glad you like him too!