Saturday, April 16, 2016

““Dansez le Twist.” Malick Sidibé, whose #blackandwhite...

""Dansez le Twist." Malick Sidibé, whose #blackandwhite photos captured the exuberance of newly independent #Mali in the 1960s and 70s and the joyous rituals of a young generation discovering its own music and dance styles, died on Thursday in Bamako, Mali, at the age of 80. #MalickSidibé started taking pictures at weddings and christenings in the 1950s with a Brownie camera. But after opening his own studio, he branched out into a more ambitious form of social reporting. He went to Saturday night parties at which young Malians, dressed to the nines, danced the twist, the rumba and the merengue to the Beatles, James Brown and Afro-Caribbean music. This was Mali's youthquake, and Malick Sidibé was its photographic witness. This #nytweekender, we're sharing photographs by Malick Sidibé, whose work is showing at @jackshaiman Gallery in New York until April 23." By nytimes on Instagram.

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