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Introduction
Malick Sidibé (1935 – 14 April 2016) was a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako. Sidibé had a long and fruitful career as a photographer in Bamako, Mali, and was a well-known figure in his community. In 1994 he had his first exhibition outside of Mali and received much critical praise for his carefully composed portraits. Sidibé's work has since become well known and renowned on a global scale. His work was the subject of a number of publications and exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. In 2007, he received a Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale, becoming both the first photographer and the first African so recognized. Other awards he has received include a Hasselblad Award for photography, an International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a World Press Photo award.Sidibé's work is held 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.
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Introduction
Known for his images of the people of newly independent Mali in the 1960s and 1970s. Sidibé's work became known in the United States and Europe only in the 1990s. He was the first African to receive the Hasselblad Award, in 2003. In 2007 he won the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Venice Biennale. He variously stated his birthdate as 1935 or 1936, but the latter is most commonly accepted.
Nationality
Malian
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Photographer
Names
Malick Sidibé, Malick Sidibe
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