originally hip : photography of malick sidibé

8 Jul
from "Malick Sidibe: Chemises" by Malick Sidibe

from "Malick Sidibe: Chemises" by Malick Sidibe

Malian photographer Malick Sidibé, best known for his black-and-whites of pop culture in 1960’s Bamako, captured black hipsters before there was a stitch of plaid in Williamsburg. One day I will gaze at an artful Sidibé photograph on my apartment wall, for now, some of my favorites:

Nuit de Noël, 1963

Nuit de Noël, 1963

Miss Kanté Sira, 1965

Miss Kanté Sira, 1965

Avec mon nouveau sac, ma bague et mon bracelet, 1975

Avec mon nouveau sac, ma bague et mon bracelet, 1975

Nous deux en mobylette, 1973

Nous deux en mobylette, 1973

une fleur, 1965

fleur, 1965

sidibe bike pick

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4 Responses to “originally hip : photography of malick sidibé”

  1. karnivore July 10, 2009 at 6:58 pm #

    OMG! Rio, where did you find this? When/how did you hear of this dude?

    • lechicbatik July 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

      art history class, for some reason i thought you, especially, would appreciate it –

  2. karnivore July 10, 2009 at 8:38 pm #

    well you thought correctly. what class, btw?

    • lechicbatik July 10, 2009 at 9:31 pm #

      african art

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