PHOTOGRAPHER SANLE SORY'S SOLO SHOW COMES TO LONDON'S DAVID HILL GALLERY.
BY SARA DARLING
The black and white images taken by Sory, transport viewers into the vibrant youth culture, dance parties and flourishing music scene of his adolescence, growing up in Burkina Faso in West Africa.
Documenting the decades from 1963 to 1980, the exhibition 'Peuple de la Nuit' is recreates the ambience of the hip youngsters relishing its flourishing music scene, which was widely appreciated by Sory and his acquaintances. "Life was cheap and everyone could have a ball. You could always go out and have some fun."
This collection of black-and-white photographs showcases the carefree spirit of subjects, including the musicians, dancers and lovers that graced some of Bobo’s hippest venues, and represents a fascinating portrait of a nation in the first decades of African independence.
If life looked good, it probably was!
Along with a beautiful coffee table book, you can almost smell the hedonism!
Check it out at the David Hill Gallery
David Hill Gallery
345 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 6HA
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