Samuel Fosso had to flee his native Cameroon due to the persecutions caused by the war in Biafra”Nigeria”. He sought refuge in Bangui, Central African Republic, where, at thirteen, he opened his own photo studio. His expressive black-and-white self-portraits from the 1970s make reference to popular West African culture—musicians, the latest youth fashions, and political advertising—constituting a sustained and unprecedented...
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