Samuel Fosso

born 1962

Samuel Fosso, ‘African Spirits’ 2008, printed 2009
African Spirits 2008, printed 2009
© Samuel Fosso, Courtesy JM Patras / Paris.
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Samuel Fosso (born July 17, 1962) is a Cameroonian photographer who has worked for most of his career in the Central African Republic. His work includes using self-portraits adopting a series of personas, often commenting on the history of Africa. He is recognized as one of Central-Africa's leading contemporary artists.

He won the Prince Claus Award from the Netherlands in 2001.

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