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

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

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

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

Seydou Keïta, Untitled, Silver gelatine print Suisse, Genève, Contemporary African Art Collection © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Genève.

Seydou Keïta, Untitled, Silver gelatine print Suisse, Genève, Contemporary African Art Collection © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo courtesy CAAC – The Pigozzi Collection, Genève.

Seydou Keita. De 1962 à 1977, il est photographe à la Sûreté nationale.

Seydou Keita. De 1962 à 1977, il est photographe à la Sûreté nationale.

Seydou Keïta Sans titre, 1949-51 Tirage argentique d’époque 18 x 13 cm Paris, galerie MAGNIN-A © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo François Doury

Seydou Keïta Sans titre, 1949-51 Tirage argentique d’époque 18 x 13 cm Paris, galerie MAGNIN-A © Seydou Keïta / SKPEAC / photo François Doury

Autoportrait de Seydou Keita, le père de la photographie africaine et l’un des plus grands photographes du 20è siècle.

Autoportrait de Seydou Keita, le père de la photographie africaine et l’un des plus grands photographes du 20è siècle.

Seydou Keïta lived in Bamako, Mali from 1921 to 2001. 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.

Seydou Keïta lived in Bamako, Mali from 1921 to 2001. 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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