Bio

b. Nianiagara, Burkina Faso, 1943

Solo Exhibitions

2018

Volta Photo: Starring Sanlé Sory and the People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty Country of Burkina Faso, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Volta Photo, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY

2017

Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85, Morton Hill Gallery, London, UK

“L’âge d’or de la photographie voltaïque. Nouveau regard sur les indépendances.” Institut francais du Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso

Sory Sanlé, Institut francais de Casablanca, Morocco 2016

2016

Sory Sanlé, Galerie 127, Marrakesh, Morocco

Group Exhibitions

2017

Autophoto, Fondation Cartier, Paris, France

Africa Pop Carte Blanche, Rencontres d’Arles Festival, Arles, France [screening]

2016

Femmes d’Afrique – Regards Croisés, Musée Africain, Lyon, France

2015

2015 Folk art africain ?, FRAC Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

2015

A la rencontre de la photographie africaine, Médiathèque de Mérignac, France

2008

La Condition des Soies, Lyon, France

1998

National Museum for African Art, Washington, DC

Städtischen Museum, Munich, Germany

Bibliography

2018

Sory, Sanlé., Volta Photo: Starring Sory Sanlé and the Good People of Bobo-Dioulasso in the Small but Musically Mighty African Country of Burkina Faso, Steidl: Göttingen, 2018 [book]

2017

Kleih, Helene., “Sory Sanlé.” Coeval 9 December 2017

Siddons, Edward., “Sory Sanlé's best photograph: the studio where dreams came true.” The Guardian 18 October 2017

Harding, Michael-Oliver., “The unsung hero who captured West Africa’s rebels & Dreamers.” Dazed 26 September 2017

Stone, Bryony., “Sory Sanlé: the photographer that time forgot.” It’s Nice That 29 August 2017

Feder, Vanessa., “Sory Sanlé’s Stunning Black and White Portraits Put Burkina Faso on the Map.” Unrated 29 August 2017

Woodward, Daisy., “Photos Capturing the Youth Culture of 70s Burkina Faso.” Another Man August 2017

Sanlé, Sory., Sory Sanlé: Volta Photo 1965-85, Reel Art Press/Morton Hill: London, 2017 [book]

“Reel Art Press publishes new book of photographic work by Sory Sanlé.” Art Daily 19 August 2017

“Photographing cars: ‘Autophoto’ exhibition at Cartier Foundation.” Urban MishMash 10 August 2017

“Una mostra di fotografi e motori.” Il Post 20 July 2017

Etchebers-Sola, Lucie., “‘Autophoto’ : l’amour sur la banquette arrière.” Creators VICE 17 May 2017

Forster, Siegfried., “’Autophoto’, une liaison artistique exposée à la Fondation Cartier.” RF 20 April 2017

Pontecorvo, Adriane., “Bobo Yéyé: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta.” Popmatters 13 January 2017

Nait Youssef, Mohamed., “Sory Sanlé, regard réfléchi sur tradition et modernité en Afrique.” Al Bayane 4 January 2017

Shakur, Fayemi., “A Witness to Youth Culture in Burkina Faso.” The New York Times 9 January 2017

2016

Beta, Andy., “Bobo Yéyé: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta.” Pitchfork 10 December 2016

Sanlé, Sory., “Bobo Yéyé: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta.” Numero Group 2016 [book]

“The Musical Titans of 1970s Burkina Faso Are Compiled in ‘Bobo Yéyé: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta’.” Okay Africa 8 March 2016

“Sory Sanlé and the Studio Volta Photo.” The Eye of Photography 29 December 2016

2015

Kodjo-Grandvaux, Séverine., “Burkina-Photographie ; Sory Sanlé, l’œil des années yéyé à Bobo.” Jeune Afrique 3 November 2015