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    Cover Image: Malick Sidibe

  • :African Studio Photography

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  • Africa is not a place but a problem to be solved.There are no people, only statistics numbers to becalculated and frowned at.African studio photography serves as an antidote toan attitude that reduces a continent to the pet projectof Western musicians.The work of the following photographers is a windowinto how Africans view themselves playful, urbaneand hopeful.

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    Seydou Keita

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    Seydou Keita, Mali, 1921.His first camera was a Kodak Brownie.

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    Mama Casset

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    Mama Casset, Senegal, 1920.After serving in the photographic department of theFrench Air Force, Mama Casset opened his first studio,African Photo, in Dakar.

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  • Malick Sidibe

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    Malick Sidibe, Mali, 1935.A selftaught photographer who documentedthe postcolonial youth culture of Mali.

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