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12.06.16
HAMIDOU MAIGA
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While his precursor Seydou Keita and contemporary Malick Sidibe have achieved international recognition by museums, collectors and publishers worldwide, Hamidou Maiga’s archive of negatives has only just come to light. Born 1932, Bobodioulasso, Burkina Faso, Maiga’s career as a photographer was launched in the early 1950s when he purchased his first camera, a medium format Souflex. At the age of twenty he learnt the rudiments of photography and printing through photojournalism, and in 1958 Maiga opened his first studio in N’Gouma.

 

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