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[Africans on China - Arts] Samuel Fosso: Emperor of Africa

A master of theatrical self-portraiture turns toward China.

by Olu Oguibe for Aperture

As a teenage photographer and commercial portrait–studio owner in Bangui, Central African Republic, in the 1970s, Samuel Fosso took turns between client sittings in his studio to reel off self-portrait after self-portrait, modeling the fashion of the day: colorful platform shoes, bell-bottomed pants, huge dark sunglasses, tight-fitted shirts, and blowout Jimmy Cliff rude-boy fisherman hats typical of postcolonial African urban youth of the period.

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Symbolism

Semiotics defines a sign as having two components, the physical form and the concept that it triggers; the signifier and the signified. Where there is no natural connection between these two components the sign is considered to be arbitrary or symbolic. 1,996 more words

Roland Barthes

Masquerades

At first it might be surprising that the earliest known self-portrait turns out to be a masquerade (i), but, as Roland Barthes (2) suggests, photography has a closer relationship with theatre than it does with painting so role playing, camouflage, mimicry, disguise and performance have been an integral part of photography from the very outset. 2,801 more words

Research And Reflection

KWEKU ADU INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILM MAKER BASE IN LAS VEGAS

The Long awaited interview with Mr. Kweku Adu of BTK International Studios.  How are you doing?

I am doing Well Thank you so much.  Blessings and Strength to you in all your days. 1,113 more words

COVER INTERVIEW(PHOTOGRAPHY)

SAMUEL FOSSO, 1997

Samuel Fosso, a African photographer who is well known for his self constructed images of himself. During his younger years he found himself as an assistant job as a photographer and then once he became older, he found him self a studio and started taking photograph of people around the village he lived with. 130 more words

LagosPhoto 2013 Video Portraits

The LagosPhoto Festival has come and gone for another year but while we are looking forward to the next one there is still so much to look at and enjoy from the last one. 239 more words

Lagos Photo Festival