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Adama Kouyate

1928
Mali

2 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Adama Kouyatè

Segou I

1969

70 x 70cm

Segou

1977

30 x 30cm

Photographer Adama Kouyaté was born in the French Sudanese village of Bougouni (now Mali) in 1928, the son of a master shoemaker. A contemporary of Malik Sidibé and Seydou Keïta, his introduction to photography occurred on Christmas day in 1946, when he sat with a friend for a studio portrait in Bamako. The picture was so beautiful that from then on he dreamed of only one thing: becoming a photographer. When in 1947 he decided to learn photography, he approached the masters, learning from the likes of pioneering photographers such as Bakary Doumbia and Pierre Garnier, “the white master of West African photography.” After much insistence, Kouyaté became a laboratory assistant in Garnier's studio, “Photo Hall Soudanais.”
Solo Exhibitions 2014 Photo-hall Paris , Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris 2012 Photographing the social body: Malian Portraiture from the studio to the street », Pearlman teaching museum, Northfield (mn, USA) 2011 « photo-hall Paris », Galerie Jean Brolly, Paris