Flix Diallo

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Visual Arts (photography)
Africa, Western
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The photographer Flix Diallo was born in 1931 in Mali. First he worked in a photo shop run by Pierre Garnier in Bamako before returning to his home town of Kita to open his own studio. During the dry season he traveled about the surrounding villages with his equipment. He used either daylight or the light of a petroleum lantern to develop the negatives and make prints. After his death in 1997 his archive was largely destroyed or lost. Diallo is regarded as a pioneer of Malian photography.
Author: House of World Cultures


This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Portrait Africa

A Century of Photographic Standpoints

(15January00 - 12March00)
The Old Lion, Mali, ca. 1960