City’s First Auction of African Photography


The African photographs are a rare selection that possess a beautiful universality and include photographs taken by Malick Sidibé on the shore of the Niger river in the 1970s. They have a soft, close atmosphere, similar to the film by Jean Renoir, Partie de Campagne.

Some of these photographs will touch people more than others (Jerry Lewis said that he had a preference for one of his children, but that nobody would never know which one.) The collections shows off many different styles including the ultra-real and the work of four great African photographers born in the 20s and 30s of the last century; Seydou Keita (1921-2001), Sudanese portraitist Al Rashid Mahdi (1923-2008), Ricardo Rangel (Mozambique, 1924-2009) and the South-African David Goldblatt (1930).