It's not at all surprising that photography series, including the one by Malick Sidibé, strike such a cord in their audiences. We are a nostalgic species, even if a particular era, people or place is not at all one of ours. That's probably why we're so influenced by the past in almost all industries.
Honing in on the 1960s, Malick Sidibé captures youth culture in Bamako, Mali. In a place rife with poverty, Malick Sidibé states, "In Africa we have moral riches and happiness in our hearts." That is what he depicts in his photos.