Foreword by Marie-Cecile Zinsou.
Cotonou. Fondation Zinsou. 2008. First edition. Black paper-covered boards, image pasted to front boards, silver titles. 192 pages Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, printed on glossy photographic paper, with 32 pages printed on smaller, matt paper stock. 285 x 210mm (11¼ x 8¼"). 1kg. 9789057791048. English Near fine; still in publisher's shrink-wrap, a slight bump to top forecorner.
'To me photography is the whole history of my country' (Malick Sidibe)
Now scarce. A generously illustrated catalogue of Malick Sidibe's photographs, published alongside a city-wide exhibition of his work displayed over 8 sites in Cotonou, Benin. The catalogue covers Sidibe's entire oeuvre from his studio work to his images of the young people of Mali embracing the freedom of coming independence. The photographs are split into themes -
During the Hot Summer Days, Feastday and Ceremony, Hercules and the Motorbike, The Demonstration, In Malick's Studio, A Photograph Just for Me, Music and Tradition, A DJ Saved My Life, Dance with a Smile,and Morning Back View.