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Photograph - Young Man with a Flower
  • Young Man with a Flower
    Keita, Seydou, born 1923 - died 2001
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Young Man with a Flower

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Bamako (photographed)

  • Date:

    1958 (photographed)
    2001 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Keita, Seydou, born 1923 - died 2001 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Hackelbury Fine Art Ltd.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 957

Physical description

Black and white photograph, quadrilateral rather than rectangular, depicting a young black man, with glasses, wearing a white jacket, with a silk handkerchief in the breast pocket, holding a flower.

Place of Origin

Bamako (photographed)


1958 (photographed)
2001 (printed)


Keita, Seydou, born 1923 - died 2001 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print.

Descriptive line

Black and white photograph of a young black man wearing a white jacket and holding a flower; Seydou Keita, Mali, photographed 1958, printed 2001.

Labels and date

Gallery 100, ‘History of photography’, 2011-2012, label text :

Seydou Keïta (1921-2001)
Young Man with a Flower
1958, printed 2001

Born in Mali, Africa, Keïta began making studio
portraits of ordinary citizens in the capital, Bamako,
in 1948. By the mid-1950s, European clothes had
become fashionable among Mali’s city-dwellers.
Few people could afford to dress expensively, so
Keïta provided an elaborate wardrobe of clothes
and props for his sitters to choose from.

Gelatin silver print
Given by HackelBury Fine Art, London
Museum no. E.1419-2001
[07 03 2014]


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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