Malick Sidibe. Essay by Florian Ebner.
St Brieuc. editions GwinZegal. 2008. First edition. Limited to 1,000 copies. Mustard cloth-bound hardback, titles in red and black to front board and spine. 56 pages. 2 eight page concertina-folded text booklets (one English and one French) loosely inserted. 26 full-page duotone photographs. 300 x 365mm (11¾ x 14¼"). 1kg. 9782952809924. English and French. Fine.
A portfolio of studio portraits taken by the Malian photographer Malick Sidibe. During the 1960s and '70s the young people of Mali would flock to Studio Malick in Bagadadji, a suburb of Bamako, Mali's capital. Sidibe would photograph these confident youths who were buoyed by independence and modernity, and dressed in their finest clothes before they hit the dance clubs of the city.