Malick Sidibe (c. 1936-2016) was a Malian photographer, working primarily in black and white,known for his works depicting pop culture and nightlife of the Malian capital. Born in Soloba, Mali, he attended the School of Sudanese Craftsmen. He later worked as an apprentice at the Gérard Guillat-Guignard's Photo Service Boutique, developing his skill and interest in the photographic medium. He had solo exhibition of his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Musée Pincé in Angers, among others. He was the recipient of the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2007 Venice Biennale, one the art world’s highest honors.