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Volta Photo.

Photographs by Sanlé Sory.
Steidl/The Art Institute of Chicago, 2018. 120 pp., 100 illustrations, 7¼x10".

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“Rich people, poor people, religious people, artists, musicians, everyone could become a hero at [Sory’s] Volta studio.”  — Florent Mazzoleni, The New York Times

The studio photographs of Sanlé Sory and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the ’80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio accessories are all reproduced in the most extensive portrayal to date of photography and music as key popular art forms with local, national and international resonance.

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