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Malick Sidibe

"Malick Sidibe was born around 1936 in Soloba, Mali. In 1952 he moved to Bamako, where he continues to live and work. His portraits and documentation of social life in Bamako, specially of young people's activities, have been widely acclaimed. In 1995, his works were shown in Paris, their first exhibition outside of Africa, and they have since been exhibited in Europe, the United States, and Australia.