List of photobooks by Sory, Sanlé

Sanlé Sory is a photographer from Burkina-Faso who worked in his own studio in Bobo-Dioulasso and outside - mostly in exterior balls, dancehalls and concerts - since the mid-60s until the end of the 80s.
© Sanlé Sory, self-portrait (on cover of the book Studio Volta Photo)

Sanlé Sory is a photographer from Burkina-Faso who worked in his own studio in Bobo-Dioulasso and outside - mostly in exterior balls, dancehalls and concerts - since the mid-60s until the end of the 80s.
© Sanlé Sory, self-portrait (on cover of the book Studio Volta Photo)


He worked as a reporter, a record sleeve illustrator, an official photographer but mostly as a clever studio photographer.


He captured the frontal collision between modern life and centuries-old traditions from this culturally rich and rural region.

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  • Presentation by Stanley / Barker: "Peuple de la Nuit is a tribute to the people who posed with cheery abandon, for the lens of Sanlé Sory from 1960-83. « Life was cheap and everyone could have a ball. You could always go out and have some fun. »     --  Sanlé SoryWhile Sory spent days at his Volta Photo studio in Bobo-Dioulasso, southern Burkina Faso, his...

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  • Presentation by Steidl :    "The studio photographs of Sanlé Sory and his participation in the vibrant music scene in Bobo-Dioulasso give us a picture of a cosmopolitan city shaping its independent identity in the 1960s through to the ’80s, the heyday of West African independence movements. Vintage photographs, seven-inch record sleeves and studio...

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  • .Only the Limited Edition with print is now available.Studio Volta Photo is an artist book based on a selection of photographs made in his studio by Sory Sanlé, a photographer from Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina-Faso, active mostly from 1960 to 1995. The book is offered in an edition of 400 signed copies (Trade Edition - 150 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies...

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  • Publisher's presentation: "Burkina Faso photographer Sory Sanlé (b. 1943) began his career in 1960, the year his country (then called République de Haute-Volta) gained independence from France. Sanlé opened his Volta Photo portrait studio in 1965 and, working with his Rolleiflex twin lens medium format camera, Volta Photo was soon recognised as the finest...

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