""Les apprentis mécanitiens du garage de Dramané." The Malian photographer Malick Sidibé was celebrated for his #blackandwhite photographs, which captured the exuberance of newly independent Mali in the 1960s and 70s. Tonally bold and beautifully composed, his images often showed subjects glorying in a new possession or showing off in modern clothes. "Generally, women come to get photographed as soon as they have a new hairdo or purchase a trendy piece of jewelry: a bracelet, a necklace, a handbag," #MalickSidibé told the @latimes in 2002. "For men, it's when they buy a new bicycle or motorcycle." He took this image, of men working in a local garage, in 1966. The internationally renowned photographer died late Thursday at the age of 80. This #nytweekender, we're sharing photographs by Malick Sidibé, whose work is showing at @jackshainman Gallery in New York until April 23. Visit the link in our profile to read more about his life." By nytimes on Instagram.
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