Mali – Death of photographer Malick Sidibé – Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault (April 14, 2016)

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I was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Malian photographer Malick Sidibé on April 14.

Malick Sidibé’s elegant, poetic photographs showed us the free and independent face of the country’s young people.

Like his compatriot Seydou Keïta, many of whose images are currently on display at the Grand Palais, he was one of his country’s foremost international ambassadors of creativity and talent.

I offer my condolences to the family and loved ones of this great artist.