Malick Sidibé, Laura Incardona (ed.), Laura Serani (text), Sabrina Zannier (text)

The Portrait of Mali

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"In1962, just after Mali proclaimed its independence, Sidibé opened his studio in Bamako, devoting himself to reportage and documentary photography.  His famous black-and-white images portray youth culture and dance evenings in the Malian capital.  During the ‘70s he turned to highly studied studio portraits which appeared, nonetheless, extremely spontaneous and fresh. Since 1999, his work has been marked by a particularly poetic approach to portraying people from behind, managing to convey their character despite such an unusual perspective. 
In 2003, he received the Hasselblad Foundation prize for photography and in 2007, a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 52nd Venice Biennale. In 2008, he was awarded an Infinity Award.

This monograph gathers together a large group of archive images which are completely unknown (especially the Malian parties of the ‘60s and ‘70s and the studio portraits). Divided into three chapters, the book also features, for the first time, impressive color photographs showing scenes of village life, hunting, and rituals." (publisher's note)

About the photographer (*1936 in Soloba, Mail, gest. 14. April 2016 in Bamako, Mali):
Malik Sidibé has been an internationally recognized artist and is considered the greatest African photographer. 

Über den Fotografen (* 1935 oder 1936 in Soloba, Französisch-Sudan; † 14. April 2016 in Bamako):
Malick Sidibé war ein malischer Fotografiekünstler. Er gilt als einer der bedeutendsten zeitgenössischen Fotografen Afrikas.
Er studierte in Bamako an der École des Artisans Soudanais (heute Institut National des Arts) Schmuck und Design. Ab 1955 ging er bei dem französischen Fotografen Gerard Guillat in die Lehre. 1962 eröffnete er in Bamako sein eigenes Studio und richtete in den 1960er und 1970er Jahren seinen Fokus auf die Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie der Jugend im neuen Staat Mali. Ohne Chronist zu sein, standen seine Arbeiten im sozialen und historischen Bezug zu seiner Heimatstadt; sie bieten dem Betrachter einen ungewöhnlichen Blick auf die Innenwelt Afrikas.

Preise und Auszeichnungen:
2003: Hasselblad Foundation Award in Fotografie
2007: Goldener Löwe bei der 52. Biennale in Venedig für sein Lebenswerk
2008: Infinity Award des International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City für sein Lebenswerk