Malick Sidibe x Zainab Sumu
I am honored and extremely fortunate to introduce this limited edition collection of t-shirts in collaboration with the late photographer Malick Sidibé.
Malick Sidibé (1936 – 2016) was a Malian photographer noted for his black-and-white studies of 1960s pop culture in Bamako, the capital of Mali. In his lifetime, Sidibé gained an international following and was considered Mali's most famous photographer.
His work has been the subject of a number of publications and exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. He became the first photographer and African to receive a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement at the Venice Biennale in 2007. I was saddened to hear of his passing not long after I visited his studio but am happy to share this collection as a tribute to his iconic work.
Sidibé’s legacy continues through his sons, Mody and Karim Sidibé, who manage his archives and continue to photograph youth in Bamako.