Malick Sidibé’s African Portraits

Update 4/15/16:
Confirmed today by his nephew, Malick Sidibé has died of undisclosed causes, having been ill for some time. He was 80.

Malick Sidibé, the Malian photographer celebrated for chronicling his country’s flourishing culture and style following independence from France in 1960, sees his sixth solo exhibition at Jack Shainman gallery in New York. The show traces Sidibé’s illustrious career with a diverse selection of vintage and recent black-and-white prints, some of which have never been exhibited.

While internationally acclaimed for his formal portraits and candid shots of exuberant parties and nightclubs, capturing a sense of freedom and modernity among youth in post-colonial Mali, Sidibé also presents lesser-known works. Street scenes and interiors show everyday Malians in their element.

Malick Sidibé, March 17 – April 23, 2016, Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 W 20th St, NYC

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