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A photograph by Seydou Keita, recognized as the father of African photography and one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.

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Seydou Keïta Sans titre, 1952-56 Tirage argentique moderne 180 x 120 cm Genève, Contemporary African Art Collection © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Genève

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Seydou Keita : The official website of the great Malian photographer Seydou Keita. A self-taught photographer, he opened a studio in 1948 and specialized in portraiture. Seydou Keïta soon photographed all of Bamako and his portraits gained a reputation for excellence throughout West Africa.

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From Seydou Keïta women portraits, 1952-1955 | © Seydou Keïta. The great African portraitist Seydou Keita lived in Bamako, Mali from 1921 to 2001. A self-taught photographer, he opened a studio in 1948 and specialized in portraiture. Seydou Keita soon photographed all of Bamako and his portraits gained a reputation for excellence throughout West Africa.

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