‘His show is titled Vous serez beau, chic, délicat, facile à reconnaître (You’ll be handsome, stylish, sensitive and easy to recognise); and so is he. The Fregoli of self-fiction, at once serious and playful.'
YOU WILL BE HANDSOME, STYLISHLY BUILT, SENSITIVE AND EASY TO RECOGNIZE
As in all my works, I am both character and director. I don’t put myself into the photographs. My work is based on specific situations and people I am familiar with, things I desire, rework in my imagination and afterward, interpret.
I borrow an identity.
In order to succeed I immerse myself in the necessary physical and mental state. It’s a way of freeing me from myself.
A solitary path.
I am a solitary man.
Exhibition organised with the backing of Culturefrance / Département Afrique et Caraïbes en créations, for the diffusion of the 7thRencontres africaines de la photographie de Bamako, Jean Marc Patras/ galerie, Paris, Samuel Fosso’s exclusive agent, and the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, Netherlands.