feature: r.i.p. legendary malian photographer malick sidibé

April 15, 2016

Malian photographer and “national treasure” Malick Sidibé passed away at 80 years old yesterday April 14 in Bamako. He is most notably known for is his black-and-white series taken in the 1960s in Bamako, documenting pop culture both outdoors and in his famed studio.
The 1960’s were a very rich era in Mali, as the country went from being a French colony to being independent. Many of Sidibé’s shots are considered legendary.
Revisit some of them below.
– L.