Thursday, June 08, 2006

Something other than a polka?

From Bamako, Mali Seydou Keita opened a photo studio in 1948 after having stumbled on picture making while working making furniture. His became the most important studio in Bamako and his work is generally viewed as being illustrative of the coming change (independence) of Malinese culture, and indicative of a photographic sophistication most non Africans didn't think existed.

Read more here, see more here.

Blog post format ripped off from both Concientious and Meet Me in Ataxia, Baby!, two excellent photo-centric blogs.

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