Bamako Photographers, Mali (PDF)
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ISBN 2-909571-21-11 (paper book available)
Essay by Erika Nimis about history of photography in Mali. 77 B&W photographs with portfolios by Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibé, Alioune Ba and by 20 other photographers. 120 pages 14x19 cm. Edition 1998. In FRENCH and ENGLISH.
History of Bamako photographers in Mali, from 1870 to today.
Talks with Malian photographers in Bamako, talking about past and current methods and enthusiastic discussions on art and photography enabled Erika Nimis to retrace a vivid history of photography in Bamako.
In the 1930's, Photo-Hall Soudanais, a shop run Frenchman Pierre Garnier, offered its clients lenses, chemical products an photo lab. The first Malian photographers were all there. It was the start of a great adventure that brought some of them international recognition.
This book also proposes full pages portfolios of Mountaga Dembélé, Seydou Keita, Felix Diallo, Malick Sidibé, Sakaly, AMAP (the official agency), Alioune Bâ and Emmanuel Daou.