Rachidi Bissiriou - Gloire Immortelle
David Hill Gallery
Zone 1 - North Kensington
345 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA, UK
Mon - Sat
10am - 4pm
David Hill Gallery searches for important, yet often overlooked or unseen photography.
During KCAW visit Gloire Immortelle, an exhibition of West African photographer Rachidi Bissiriou. Bissiriou’s images are remarkable for their simplicity and a freshness that feels utterly contemporary. Shot against plain backdrops, or in the town where they lived, Bissiriou’s subjects posed wearing their own clothing, which could range from traditional West African attire such as grand boubou, head wraps and Ankara agbadas, to more modern styles that nodded to the explosion in youth culture at the time.