R6093/4 Photograph ‘Les Deux Amies au Pagne’

Studio portrait of two young women wearing wax print wrappers

Les Deux Amies Au Pagne by Ibrahima Sanlé Sory (Museum Accession number R6093/4) Image Copyright: Sanlé Sory/Tezeta, image courtesy of David Hill Gallery

Studio portrait of two female friends wearing wax print outfits, posed in front of a wax print backdrop. Wax print is called ‘pagne’ in francophone countries, hence the title ‘Les Deux Amies au Pagne’. Taken at Volta Photo, the studio of Burkinabé photographer Ibrahima Sanlé Sory. His work captured youth fashion and music culture. Black and white Hahnemühle Baryta exhibition print, collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: Ibrahima Sanlé Sory

Title: Les Deux Amies au Pagne

Place: Volta Photo studio, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, West Africa, Africa

Date: 1972