9783869303017-3869303018-Seydou Keita: Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963

Seydou Keita: Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963

ISBN-13: 9783869303017
ISBN-10: 3869303018
Author: SEYDOU, KEITA
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Steidl
Format: Hardcover 412 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783869303017
ISBN-10: 3869303018
Author: SEYDOU, KEITA
Publication date: 2011
Publisher: Steidl
Format: Hardcover 412 pages

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Acknowledged authors SEYDOU, KEITA wrote Seydou Keita: Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963 comprising 412 pages back in 2011. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3869303018 and 9783869303017. Since then Seydou Keita: Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1948-1963 textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Seydou Keïta was born in Bamako, Mali in 1921, then part of the colony of French Sudan and a bustling transportation hub on the route to Dakar. With a Kodak Brownie given to him by his uncle, Keïta took up photography at the age of fourteen, going on to establish what would become Bamako's most successful portraiture enterprise of the 1950s and 60s. Photographs, Bamako, Mali 1949-1970 draws on an expanded archive to offer over 400 portraits, mostly unpublished, from the height of the photographer's productivity in downtown Bamako. Providing lushly patterned backdrops and props that now serve to date distinct periods in his career, the artist often styled his subjects but also encouraged their active participation, hanging sample portraits around the studio as inspiration. Migratory youth, government officials, shop owners and Bamako's cultural elite all make appearances here, and while Keïta's photographs served as both family record and cultural status symbol for the clients who commissioned them, these images have become a lasting visual record of Mali at that time.

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