Edition 2008

Presented by CHRISTIAN LACROIX

SAMUEL FOSSO

You will be handsome, stylishly built , sensitive and easy to recognize

Closed on 14 September 2008
"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." Christian Lacroix

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. Samuel Fosso

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.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture