Photographic works taken by Kélétigui Touré in Mali during the 1940s.

Recently came across this small collection of studio portraits taken by another great Malian portrait photographer, Kélétigui Touré.

Touré, who was born in 1922, passed away in 1998. Along with the likes of Seydou Keita, Malick Sidibe and Adama Kouyaté, he was part of the group of photographers who operated studios in Mali in the years prior to and after the country’s independence from France. Although Touré is one of the lesser known photographers, his work is incredibly striking and greatly stands out from his peers.

All these photographers were taken during the 1940s.