Untitled, 1952-1955 © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC/ photo courtesy of CAAC - The Pigozzi Collection, Geneva
ABOUT SEYDOU KEÏTA - BAMAKO PORTRAITS
In the 1950s and 60s, a colourful collection of inhabitants of Bamako, capital of Mali, posed for Seydou Keïta. People visited Keïta’s studio to have their picture taken at their best. His oeuvre reflects a portrait of an era that captures Bamako’s transition into the proud capital of independent Mali.
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The exhibition Seydou Keïta - Bamako Portraits was developed in collaboration with the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) – The Pigozzi Collection.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Gemeente Amsterdam, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.