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The Shadowed People
Saidou Dicko

The Shadowed People
Saidou Dicko
Éditions Bessard


36 Pages
150 x 210
ISBN 9791091406833


At the age of five, Dicko, a Fulani Shepherd, learns to draw by collecting shadows of his sheep on the Sahel soils. Naturally, the shadow is present in all of his work. Then, in 2005, he embarked on photography. Through painting, photography, video or installations, Dicko transforms the representation of forms giving life to visual phenomena. Also to physical and psychological events of light, uniting the two extreme values ​​that are at the heart of black and white contrast. He finds pleasure in bringing together the opposites to talk to us about equality, union, maternal love, freedom, humanity. His artistic work continues to evolve thanks to his travels, his experience, as well as his various inspirations and always his quest for a better world. So, his new series “The Shadowed People” is a reflection of all these years of work and research. He presents us with more and more poetic and poignant works which unveil him from day to day.


About the Artist
Saïdou Dicko was born in Burkina Faso in 1979. He lives and works in Paris, France. Saïdou is a self-taught visual artist (photographer, videographer, installer and painter). Six months after his photographic debut, he presents his first exhibition in the 2006 Dakar Biennial Off, where he won a prize, the first in a long series.


About the Publisher
Editions Bessard is a Paris-based independent publishing house created by Pierre Bessard in 2011. Focusing on working with artists, writers and curators to realise intellectually challenging projects in book form.

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