Remembering Legendary Malian Photographer Malick Sidibe, Whose Photos Celebrated African Style and Beauty

Malian photographer Malick Sidibe's work perfectly captured African life and style in the 1960s and 1970s. His black-and-white portraits celebrated African beauty and inspired generations of street style photographers. He died this week at the age of 80. His work is currently on view at the Jack Shainman gallery in NYC—through April 23. Go and see it!

Yolanda Sangweni Apr, 15, 2016

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Malian photographer Malick Sidibe's work perfectly captured African life and style in the 1960s and 1970s. His black-and-white portraits celebrated African beauty and inspired generations of street style photographers. He died this week at the age of 80. His work is currently on view at the Jack Shainman gallery in NYC—through April 23. Go and see it!

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