Those who knew Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) will tell you that he wanted to show Mali “as it really is”. For four decades he photographed young people with an amazing humanity and love for his subjects, and he set out to accomplish this mission.
In the 1960s, in the aftermath of independence, Malick Sibidé surveyed the “Bals-poussières” and the “Surprises-Parties” of the Malian capital. He then turned to the mischievous portraits he made in his studio in the working-class district of Bagadadji, where he lived and worked until his death in 2016.
Following the first Rencontres africaines de la photographie in Bamako (1994), which enabled Malick Sidibé to increase his reputation, his work was presented throughout the world and awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
Exhibition from 10 to 31 October 2021.
Open only on Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30 pm to 8 pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm.