Gallery FIFTY ONE TOO is proud to present its upcoming show ‘Studios d’Afrique’ with photographs by Adama Kouyaté, (Bougouni, 1928). Since the 1990s the Malian photographer has been shown in many group exhibitions worldwide, alongside his contemporaries such as Malick Sidibé, and Seydou Keïta. A selection of photographs from his publication ‘Studios d’Afrique’ (Editions Gang) will be presented for his first solo exhibition at the gallery.
The photographs of ‘Studio d’Afrique’ make us travel back in time, where the objects reveal the western influences of that period. Adama Kouyaté is part of a generation of photographers that was discovered by an international crowd later in his life. Since the 1990s his work has enjoyed a worldwide recognition. Until today, the photographer continues to work with the same Rolleiflex camera at ‘Photo Hall d’Union’, his studio which remained the same ever since 1969.
Artists: Adama Kouyaté