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Studio Malick

​March 29 – June 3, 2012​


Malick Sidibé’s exuberant photographs offer a unique look at a time of political transition and cultural liberation. As Mali gained independence from France in 1960, the youth culture of music, dancing, and fashion exploded in​ this once-conservative West African nation and Sidibé’s ubiquitous lens chronicled it all. Through the use of props, posing, and deft attention to personality, he developed a distinct style, fulfilling his clients’ aspirational self-presentation and achieving international recognition for these beautiful and nuanced studies of human character.

Studio Malick is organized by DePaul Art Museum in conjunction with diChroma Photography, Spain.