Legendary Malian Photographer Malick Sidibé May Be Gone But His Legacy Lives On...

Renowned Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé died at the age of 80 on Thursday, 14th April 2016. The legendary photographer is best known for his black and white portraits that captured the lives of Malian youth and popular culture in the 60s and 70s. 

As one of the pioneering African photographers, his consistent and phenomenal work portrayed African lives, from an African perspective in post-colonial Mali whilst showcasing the other side of Mali as opposed to the usual western portrayal of Africa as a continent.  His work personifies, "Africans telling African stories";  his was through lenses.

The multi award-winning photographer's work has been the subject of a number of publications and been exhibited throughout Europe, and in the United States. In 2007 he received a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

We will never forget his incredible work and impeccable depiction of Africans through photography. His work lives on.

Here's a sneak peek of the legendary photographer's work throughout the years with various themes.


This is one of my favourite photos of his work - Circa 1963



Rest in Peace, Legend. 

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