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Mali: photographer Malick Sidibe dies

By on April 16, 2016

Tributes are being paid to the award-winning Malian photographer, Malick Sidibe, the Mali’s pioneering photographer,who has died at the age of 80.

Sidibe, who died on Thursday, is known for his black and white studio portraits that captured the lives of young Malians in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 2007, he became the first African winner of the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Biennale.

Sidibe’s work captures the lives of young men and women, often showing off a prized possession like a watch or a motorbike.

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