I’ve been vaguely aware of the Malian photographer Seydou Keita (1921-2001) for awhile now — though his only actual presence in my life comes in the form of an unfulfilled Amazon wish list item, since the main book on him is selling for over $350. Today he popped up again in what looks like will be another missed encounter: his photography is included in the current Metropolitan Museum exhibition The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End, showing until April 5th. I don’t think I’m going to be in NYC before then, but if you are — try to make it to this exhibit! It looks wonderful.