mali twist

mali twist offers an essential and immersive survey of the beloved african photographer malick sidibé—nicknamed “the eye of bamako”—who chronicled the exuberant youth culture of his native bamako, mali, in the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s.

text by: andre magnin, brigitte ollier, manthia diawara, & robert storr

pages: 296 pgs / 276 bw

format: cloth

published: 11/28/2017

publisher: fondation cartier pour l'art contemporain / editions xavier barral

audience: general 

language: english

dimensions: 7.75 x 10.25 inches

weight: 3.1 lbs


structured around his famous series: studio portraits.
with elegant paper changes and fabulous printing, this volume is a celebration of the postwar African vernacular.
many previously unpublished photographs are gathered here, as well as archival documents.

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