Malick Sidibé, (Malian, b. 1935 or 1936), The Two of Us on a Motorcycle (detail), July 1970, © Malick Sidibé, Gwinzegal / diChroma photography
May 25–December 8, 2013

Studio Malick


Malick Sidibé’s exuberant photographs offer a unique look at a time of political transition and cultural liberation. As Mali gained independence from France in 1960, the youth culture of music, dancing, and fashion exploded in this once-conservative West African nation and Sidibé’s ubiquitous lens chronicled it all. Through the use of props, posing, and a deft attention to personality, he developed a distinct style, fulfilling his clients’ aspirational self-presentation and achieving international recognition for these beautiful and nuanced studies of human character.

Studio Malick was organized by the DePaul Art Museum in collaboration with Gwinzegal/diChroma Photography, Spain. The exhibition traveled from the Cornell to the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in spring 2014.

Malick Sidibé, (Malian, b. 1935 or 1936), Here Is My Watch, Here Is My Ring, 1964, © Malick Sidibé, Gwinzegal / diChroma photography

 

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