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Over the course of his career, Seydou Keïta (1921-2001) produced a great number of portraits of Malian people. In his studio, next to the train station at Bamako, he captured the expressions, the garments and the taste of visitors who passed by. Taken between 1948 and 1962, his photographs also portray a time of transformation in Mali, which was moving toward its independence in 1960. This exhibition rounds up 136 works by the photographer, including 48 vintage copies developed and enlarged by Keïta himself. The other 88 works are photographs developed in France under Keïta’s supervision over the 1990s.