Foreword by Gunilla Knape. Essay by Manthia Diawara. Conversation with Malick Sidibe, recorded by Andre Magnin.
Hasselblad Center & Steidl. Gottingen. 2003. First edition. Blue cloth-bound hardback, dust jacket. 108 pages. 65 full-page black & white photographic plates. English. 305 x 305mm. 1.45kg. 3882439733. Near fine; very slightest wear to dust jacket, otherwise an excellent clean copy with no inscriptions.
In 2003 Malick Sidibe was the first African photographer to be awarded the Erna and Victor Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography . The resulting book (and exhibition) focuses on Sidibe's portrait photographs. It chronicles the families and social lives of the young people of Mali during a period of immense change and transition, from the late 1950s to the mid 1980s. The portraits emphasise the increased merging of African and Western culture and dress. Some more recent work is also included.