Seydou Keïta - Untitled, 1952-55

Seydou Keïta

Untitled

29/04/2011

11/06/2011

Gallery FIFTY ONE

Fifty One Fine Art Photography is proud to present a solo show of the Malian photographer Seydou Keïta (1921-2001). The significance of his exquisite portrait photography changed from being a personal portrayal to a masterpiece of art.

In the period that Seydou Keïta opened his studio in Bamako in 1948, owning a portrait photograph became a symbol of modernity of the middle class. At that time Keïta didn’t consider himself as an artist. Upon the growing requests by his clients Keïta composed a representation of his customers, influenced by the French style, by using Western outfits, accessories and the careful chosen position of his models.

 

Read the full press release here.

Seydou Keïta - untitled, 1949-52
Seydou Keïta - untitled, 1949-52
Seydou Keïta - untitled, 1977
Seydou Keïta - untitled, 1977