Renowned Malian photographer Malick Sidibe passed away in Bamako, Mali due to diabetics. He was 80.
He was known for his black and white studio portraits that captured popular cultural lives of young Malians in the 1960s and 1970s.
About Malick Sidibe
- His photography work was published by the number of publications and was exhibited throughout Europe and in the United States.
- His photos of Mali’s post-colonial period helped people see the West African nation in a new light.
- Awards and Honours: He was the first photographer and the first African to be awarded the Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Biennale in 2007.
- He also was awarded International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Lifetime Achievement, Hasselblad Award for photography and World Press Photo award.