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Seydou Keita: Bamako Portraits

I thought we could end the week with some inspiration from an exceptional photographer: Seydou Keïta, courtesy of an article from Lens Culture

Here's the intro to the article, to whet your appetite: "During the late 1940s and 1960s, Malian photographer Seydou Keïta created an astonishing amount of studio portraits depicting his fellow locals looking their best. Keïta developed his own rich and distinctive visual language—characterized by his use of eclectic props, a palette of graphic backdrops, and vivid clothing—and many individuals, families, and couples were eager to have their picture taken by the self-taught photographer."


Make sure you check out his wonderful portraits!


Michele (aka Alsacienne)
Photo: Seydou Keïta, from the cover of one of his books.

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