Malick Sidibé

Malian photographer

Malick Sidibé (born 1935 or 1936 – April 14, 2016)[1][2] was a Malian photographer. He was known for his black-and-white studies of popular culture in the 1960s in Bamako.[1][3][4] During his life, Sidibé gained an international fame and was considered, along with Seydou Keïta, Mali's most famous photographer.[5] His work has been the subject of a number of publications and been exhibited throughout Europe, and in the United States.

Sidibé died on April 14, 2016 of complications from diabetes in Bamako, aged 80.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Groves, Nancy (15 April 2016). "Malian photographer Malick Sidibé dies aged 80". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. "Disparition du photographe malien Malick Sidibé par Le Quotidien de l'Art". Le Quotidien de l'Art. Retrieved 2016-04-14.
  3. Shakur, Fayemi (11 April 2016). "Malick Sidibé: Creative Force of African Culture". The New York Times. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. Laurent, Olivier (15 April 2016). "In Memoriam: Malick Sidibé (1936 – 2016)". Time. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Malick Sidibé, Photographer Known for Social Reportage in Mali, Dies at 80," by William Grimes, The New York Times, April 15, 2016