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67.01 Africa > Improving content on countries
|We are seeking to extend the information and examples we can share on this country.
These points are indicative of topics that could be included on this page and if you have expertise you would like to share now is the time to get in touch.
- Earliest photographs
- Key photographers and their studios
- Major documentary photographic series
- Significant historical events
- Books, magazines and journals - including their covers
- Photographic societies and associations - including outings and meetings
If you are able to assist in any way it is appreciated.
67.02 Africa > Samuel Fosso: Self portraits
About this photographer | Photographs by this photographer
Samuel Fosso in the Central African Republic took a number of self portraits in different outfits from 1976 onwards. When this work was seen in 1993 by the French photographer Bernard Descamps as he collected material for an exhibition on African photography it burst upon the art world with a storm. In his Tati series Samuel Fosso adorned himself to become a golfer, a biker, a lifeguard, and many others - an ironic look at the west with an African vision. His more recent color work continues the whimsical theme with tongue in cheek self-portraits including the wonderful satire The Chief who Sold Africa to the Colonialists.
Samuel Fosso (1962-) • Casimir Zagourski (1883-1941)
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