Peuple de la nuit (trade & limited edition)

@ Sory, Sanlé


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 Sory

While Sory spent days at his Volta Photo studio in Bobo-Dioulasso, southern Burkina Faso, his nights were spent capturing a flourishing music scene, youth culture, dance parties, weddings and portraits of his home city.

When he wasn't out looking for customers at venues such as Volta Dancing, Calebasse d’Or, Normandie or Dafra Bar, Sory would set off towards the remote villages along the Kou Valley, north West of Bobo, in his Volta Photo 2CV van, with a few lights and a homemade sound system, to set up his own Bals Poussière (dustball parties). The parties lasted until well after the sunrise, at which point the farmers and herders would head straight back to tend their fields and cattle."

This book was published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at the David Hill Gallery, London, in the spring of 2019.

We are offering both editions of this book: trade edition or Limited Edition (offered by David Hill Gallery) presented in a soft-cardboard slipcase and including a signed & numbered Digigraphie print (format of 20 x 25 cm - 40 copies). Please choose the edition you wish to order below the price before adding the book to your cart.

PLEASE NOTE : We kindly request that you select a trackable shipping option if you order the Limited Edition. Thank you for your understanding.

88 pages - Linen hardcover

Stanley / Barker & David Hill Gallery, 2019

Format : 27.5 x 27.5 cm

New - Mint condition

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Sory, Sanlé

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