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Paying unintentional homage to the maxim of an artist working at his craft and going largely unnoticed until they either die or a rich benefactor bequeaths them, Seydou Keita's 10,000 negatives unearthed after his death play to this narrative by receiving significant international recognition.
Born in Bamako, the French capital of Sudan a the time, Keita was a descendant of prominent ruling Muslim dynasty. His archives dated from 1948 to 1954 document the deconilisation of Mali through a period of realisation and modernity. Keita masters composition, subject and lighting that gives his photographs an current aesthetic that many artists and professionals still strive for today.