Malick Sidibé, Portrait Photographer, Dies at 80

April 15, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Malick Sidibé/Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

“Surprise Party, 1964,” by Malick Sidibe.

The award-winning photographer Malick Sidibé;, known internationally for the black-and-white portraits he made in his studio in Bamako, Mali, and for documenting the city’s social and cultural life, died April 15, The Guardian reports. His nephew, Oumar Sidibé, reported the news but did not give a cause of death. “From the very beginnings of the postcolonial period, he has been...

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