One of the most influential and acclaimed photographers of our time, Malick Sidibé passed away at home in Bamako, Mali, on April 14, 2016. Days later, he was laid to rest near his mother in his hometown of Soloba.
Dr. Candace Keller, Associate Professor of Art, Art History and Design at Michigan State University, who specializes in the history of photographic practice in Mali, wrote a biographical overview of Mr. Sidibé's prolific career for the Guggenheim Museum website here.
Also on the Guggenheim site, Keller provides insights into the historical milieux that characterized Sidibé's career: http://bit.ly/1qE8yOh
Professor Keller is the Director of Digital Arts Projects at MATRIX and the Director of the Archive of Malian Photography, a project that will clean, digitize, and render globally accessible circa 100,000 negatives from the archives of several West African photographers.