Gégé, la pellicule

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“During the Seventies, the Europeans believed that we were living naked in the trees. However, on the hand, we were as trendy as them”- Malick Sidibé

“I was dancing to James Brown records, wearing hip clothes, riding my vintage bike, being badass, dating dudes with guitars and motorcycles long before you discovered irony”- My Mom

As far as I’m concerned, Malick Sidibé is one of the original street photographers. Check out these spectacular Africans being awesome (without the prejudices found in a Western view of other cultures. duh)

Earlier this year, Sidibé worked his magic for the NYT.

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4 Responses to “Gégé, la pellicule”

  1. Rachel Says:

    Love Sidibé. I went to this awesome exhibition of his photos in Cotonou, where the gallery set up a little nook with a patterned backdrop and supplied dress-up props – for DIY Sidibé-inspired photo shoots.

  2. Aminatou Says:

    ooh when was this? some of my fav childhood memories are in cotonou.

  3. loopmob Says:

    Im searching for sites related to this. Glad I found you. Thanks

  4. Seydou Keïta « instaboner! Says:

    […] By Aminatou another … well actually THE African master of […]

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