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 - 120 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies including a signed and numbered gelatin silver print (Edition w/ Print - 600 €). The silver print is the self-portrait with the helmet present on the book cover (image to be added to the slides soon).
Editing and design by Sébastien Girard.
The book is fully printed with Risograph printing, spiral-bound, Japanese binding (pages "doubled", printed on one side only). Covers of the book and slipcase are silkscreen printing.
NB : Please choose your edition (Trade Edition vs. Edition w/ Print) using the drop-down menu below the price before adding the book to your cart.
76 pages - Softcover in soft slipcase
Tezeta / Yossi Milo Gallery, 2018 (400 + 100 copies)
Format : 23 x 30 cm
*Signed* / *Signed w/ Print*
New - Mint condition
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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...
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...