Saturday, April 16, 2016

TRANSITION: Malick Sidibé (1936 - 2016)

Malick Sidibé, Photographer Known for Social Reportage in Mali, Dies at 80

Text | William Grimes for
Published | April 15, 2016

Malick Sidibé, whose black-and-white photographs of young partygoers captured the exuberance of newly independent Mali in the 1960s and ’70s and made him one of Africa’s most celebrated artists after his work was shown abroad in the 1990s, died on Thursday in Bamako, Mali. He was 80.

His son Karim Sidibé said the cause was complications of diabetes, The Associated Press reported.

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