30 March 2009

For Dorin's Aunt

This is Malick Sidibé's collection of cameras. It includes his own cameras, broken cameras (for spare parts), and client's cameras never ever reclaimed.

On the left side of the picture, you'll certainely notice the yellow boxes nicely stacked in the shelf. These are the actual archives of Malick. 50 years (or so) worth of negatives, "cautiously" saved in simple cardbox boxes, all in open air.

Open "Bamako [Mali]" air that is... With temperatures often reaching well over 35°C and 100% humidity...
No comment, right?

On the second shelve (from the bottom), in the middle you' certainely have noticed Malick's first ever camera: his Kodak Brownie. You had spotted it, hadn't you? ;-)

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