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Sanlé Sory
Peuple de la Nuit

Photographs by Sanlé Sory

Design by The Entente

Stanley / Barker, 2019

First edition

Hardcover, Foil Stamped, Tip on

88 pp. + 10'' vinyl record, 42 b/w illustrations

275 x 275 mm

ISBN 978196410664

Item #0803

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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 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.

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