Library Highlight: Photobooks: Malick Sidibé and 'Sahara rocks!'

Sidibé Regardez moiMalick Sidibé, one of Africa’s most influential photographers, died on 14 April at the age of 80. Sidibé was best known for his black-and-white portraits, showing the lives and culture of youth in his native Bamako, Mali, in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. The ASCL Library has a number of books by and about Sidibé. A newly acquired photobook by the ASCL Library is Sahara rocks!, by French photographer Arnaud Contreras. According to the artist “a book on the Sahara today, its youth, its musicians, and their struggles." Both photographers feature in our latest Library Highlight.