Zurich. Scalo. 1998. First edition. English language edition. Beige paper-covered boards, dust jacket. 182 pages. Illustrated profusely throughout. Compact disc inserted into pocket at rear. 290 x 250mm (11½ x 9¾"). 1.5kg. 3931141934. English. Near fine; slightest shelf wear.
A well-illustrated monograph on the work of Malian photographer Malick Sidibe. The book focusses on Sidibe's reportage photography of the 1950s and 60s. During these early days of independence the young people discovered and embraced Western clothes, music and dance, and Sidibe spent many nights photographing the youth in the clubs of Bamako. His photographs are truthful snapshots, preserving in action the freedom and happiness of this euphoric period. The images for the book were personally selected by Sidibe and Magnin from his huge archive, and are accompanied by Sidibe's own account of his career. The CD included with the book includes four tracks by Boubacar Traore, 'Mali's very own Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley'.