Malick Sidibé (1936) is a photographer From Mali ( Africa), famous for his black and white pictures of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako. After Design and Jewelry studies, he studied photography in apprenticeship to Gerard Guillat-Guignard. In 1958, he opened his own studio, Studio Malick in Bamako and specialized in documentary photography, focusing on the youth culture of the capital. In 1970 he opened his portrait studio . His work has been exhibited all around the world. In 2003 he received the prestigious Hasselblad Award and in 2007 the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for lifetime achievement.
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