""Tresse Kassonké." Malick Sidibé took this photo in 2001. A creative force of African culture, the Malian photographer died this Thursday at the age of 80. "He really changed the way Westerners look at Africa," said @jackshainman, whose Manhattan gallery currently has an exhibition of Sidibé's work running through April 23. "He captured the newfound freedom after colonialism — that time, and that moment." Tonally bold and beautifully composed, Malick Sidibé's images often showed subjects glorying in a new possession — a sheep or a motorcycle — or showing off in modern clothes or hairdos. This #nytweekender, we're sharing photographs by #MalickSidibé. Visit the link in our profile to read more about his life." By nytimes on Instagram.
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