Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85, a book published by Reel Art Press, is a collection of photographic work by Sory Sanlé, an eminent portrait photographer from Burkina Faso, the landlocked country in West Africa formerly colonized by the French, then known as République de Haute-Volta. “Voltaic” photography’s unsung golden age is fully embodied by Sanlé. His black and white images magnify this era and display a unique cultural energy and social impact. Sory Sanlé was born in 1943 in the Nianiagara district of Bobo-Dioulasso, the country’s cultural and socio-economic hub. He began his career in photography in 1960 – the...
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