Samuel Fosso


A mini-monograph on Samuel Fosso, the renowned Cameroon-born Nigerian photographer


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A mini-monograph on Samuel Fosso, the renowned Cameroon-born Nigerian photographer.

Samuel Fosso (b. 1962) is one of Central Africa’s leading contemporary artists, whose playful and perceptive work investigates Pan-African identity and history through the use of portraiture. Fosso’s path to artistry was found through his initial work as a commercial portrait photographer, utilising his leftover film by capturing self-portraits against well-considered backdrops and incorporating pose, costume and props. Renowned for his ‘autoportraits’ – styling himself and others as characters from popular culture or politics – Samuel Fosso reflects the world around him through a distinct aesthetic that has at times defied Nigerian dictatorial decree.

Fosso’s work is now held in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate, and he was the recipient of the Prince Claus Award of The Netherlands, in 2001.

Additional information

Weight 252 g
Dimensions 12.6 x 18.8 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 27 October 2022
Number of pages 144
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Introduction by Christine Barthe
Dimensions 12.6 x 18.8 cm
Weight 252 g


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