Since being 'rediscovered' at the first 'Rencontres
Africaines de la Photographie' in Bamako in 1994, respect for
Malick Sidibé's photographic biography has grown steadily in both
the Western art world, as well as among a young generation of
African photographers. His photographs are popular because they
depict Africa at a time of awakening and hope, and a young
generation that one might be inclined to call the jeunesse
dorée, were it not for their extreme poverty compared to
their bourgeois European peers.
However, something else fascinates in Sidibé's photographs, more
powerful than their nostalgia, vitality, sensitivity and humour.
Something that goes beyond their innovative visual form; the
photographs evoke a delicate balance of 'imperceptible forces'. The
photographer gives his models space for self-expression, ultimately
the gift of every good portraitist.
Malick Sidibé was awarded the International Prize of the
Hasselblad Foundation in 2003 and a Golden Lion for Lifetime
Achievement at the 52nd Venice Biennale Contemporary Art Exhibition
Foam Editions is proud to offer an extensive selection of unique
prints from the Malian photographer Malick Sidibé. All images are
modern non-editioned exhibition prints authorised and signed by the
artist at € 1,100 including BTW (VAT) per print framed and