If you’re in town for London Fashion Week, or happen to be here any time until 27th October, do not miss this photo show! Sory Sanlé is the portrait photographer who would have probably remained an unknown were it not for a music producer noting his work and tracking him down.
Documenting the emerging youth culture and nightlife of newly independent Burkina Faso in 1960s West Africa, his work found its way onto local record covers which then traversed the globe.
Showing at the Morton Hill photography gallery in Ladbroke Grove, these are pictures you can study for hours. Not just for the proud characters and poses, but the styling details, accessories and props that mark each individual out from the next.
Sory Sanlé – Volta Photo 1965-85 is at the Morton Hill Gallery, 343 Ladbroke Grove, W10 from 14th September – 27th October 2017
WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Sory Sanlé
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