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A blog by J Dave

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"bumblebee peace"


© J Dave


© J Dave

Reblogged from theeducatedfieldnegro


Photographic works taken by Kélétigui Touré in Mali during the 1940s.

Recently came across this small collection of studio portraits taken by another great Malian portrait photographer, Kélétigui Touré.

Touré, who was born in 1922, passed away in 1998. Along with the likes of Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe and Adama Kouyaté, he was part of the group of photographers who operated studios in Mali in the years prior to and after the country’s independence from France. Although Touré is one of the lesser known photographers, his work is incredibly striking and greatly stands out from his peers.

All these photographers were taken during the 1940s.

DSC_4526 on Flickr.Moon

DSC_4526 on Flickr.


DSC_4530B&W on Flickr."The Calm After the Storm"

DSC_4530B&W on Flickr.

"The Calm After the Storm"

Cardinal on Flickr.Taken in Franklin Park

Cardinal on Flickr.

Taken in Franklin Park

"Natural Woman" shoot.

Model - Kewsi

Visual Interpreter - J Dave

DSC_3544 on Flickr.Franklin Park

DSC_3544 on Flickr.

Franklin Park

"If you cannot find Peace within yourSELF, you will never find it anywhere else."

~Marvin Gaye

First Light II on Flickr.

First Light II on Flickr.