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His story is all the most emblematic of African cration.
Samuel Fosso has decided to tell the world who he was. And his story is all the most emblematic of African cration, which has not been predetermined, a priori, by anything to become what we know today.
The story begins in the darkness of a stidio in Bangui in the Central African Republic, a man, still young, switches on the lights to be photographer.
The trap in which Narcissus fell is not of the kind that will trouble Fosso. If at the start of his career he encloses himself within a sort of sublimating mirror of himself, a selfish pursuit of the self through which a fantasized vision in expressed, he envolves towards a from of representation other that such vision, detached from himself, even if he remains the fundational material, the common face through which the different characters impersonated by him are expressed.