Malick Sidibé

 

Contemporary Photographers

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“If Malick Sidibés images emanate so much power, it is because beyond the convivial and careless atmosphere he also illustrates the difficulty of having to adapt to life in the city. The confrontation with unemployment and alcohol, the irresistible desire to be like young whites. The pictures reflect the artist: convivial, intimate and yet not voyeuristic, they tell of a great complicity between the artist and his subjects. […] Malick Sidibé got the Hasselblad Award, the golden Lion at the Venice Biennale and lately the ICP award for lifetime achievement.” (source, with many photos to look at). Also see this page, this one, and find an interview here.