Special Edition : Seydou Keïta at Grand Palais — The Eye of Photography

untitled, 1953-1957 © Seydou Keïta

“I responded as precisely as possible to the client’s wishes. (…) Taking a photo is easy, but what really made the difference was that I knew how to find the best position, I was never wrong.”
– Seydou Keïta

Towards post-colonial modernity with Seydou Keïta.

Seydou Keïta is without doubt one of the greatest African photographers of the last century whose work, when it is analysed, is marked from the start by signifiers of the colonial context of his birth and in which he produced almost all of his photographic work. […]

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