Malick Sidibé, Malian photographer, Died at 80


Malick Sidibé was born in 1936 and died on April 14, 2016.

He was a Malian photographer.

Sidide was famous for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako.

He has gained an international reputation and was considered, along with Seydou Keïta, Mali’s most famous photographer.

Sidide’s work has been the subject of a number of publications and been exhibited throughout Europe, and in the United States.

During 2007, Malick received a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at Venice Biennale, becoming both the first photographer and African so recognized.

For his other achievements, he was awarded the Hasselblad Award for photography, an International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a World Press Photo award.

Sidibé’s work can be found in the collections of The Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC), the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Malick Sidibé passed away at 80 yrs old.