Seydou Keïta at The Grand Palais in Paris is a retrospective of one of the most celebrated West African photographers.


March 31st – July 11th 2016
Le Grand Palais

Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) is now considered one of the greatest photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Showing off his subjects to best advantage, his mastery of framing and light and the modernity and inventiveness of his compositions all earned him a huge success. He retired in 1977 after having been the official photographer of a Mali that had become independent. His work constitutes an exceptional testimony to the Malian society of his time.

Exhibition organised by the Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais with the collaboration of the Contemporary African Art Collection (CAAC) – The Pigozzi Collection.

Seydou Keïta, untitled.
Seydou Keïta, untitled.
Seydou Keïta, untitled.
Seydou Keïta, untitled.
Seydou Keïta, untitled.
Seydou Keïta, untitled.