Untitled, 1962 by Hamidou Maiga. Born 1932, Bobodioulasso, Burkina Faso. // Maiga constructed each image using a mixture of carefully chosen props, costume and painted backgrounds, giving them a new graphic intensity with black and white film. #contemporary #africa #photography
During his career Oumar Ka produced dozens of carefully composed self-portraits. Here, he has lowered his glasses and placed a pen in his pocket, and wears a hat that identifies him as a Sufi follower of the Senegalese Saint Amadou Bamba
afro-textured-art: “ The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s New Exhibition: In and Out of the Studio Photographic Portraits from West Africa August 2016 This exhibition presents one hundred years of portrait...
Back Views [Vues de Dos] Artist: Malick Sidibé (Malian, born Date: 2001 Geography: Mali Medium: Gelatin silver print in original frame of reverse-painted glass, tape, cardboard, string Dimensions: Overall: 8 x 6 in. x cm)