Samuel Fosso
born 1962
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Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Mistaken Identities: Images of Gender and Transformation,
The Walther Collection
2015
Dare You To Look: Radical Realizations in Portraiture,
Burning in Water
2014
Samuel Fosso,
The Walther Collection

Cameroonian artist Samuel Fosso has earned the nickname “the man of a thousand faces” for his ability to take on a variety of personae in his work. Fosso began taking photographs at age thirteen after fleeing the civil war in Nigeria. After settling in the Central African Republic, he made a living taking wedding …

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