Fosso, who has been working as a photographer since he was 13, was born partially paralyzed. Because of that, there are no pictures of him as a child and he made his work and the inspiration of his life expressed through pictures he took. In an interview with the British Journal of Photography, Fosso addresses the issue of his artistic choices. ”When you ask me why I privilege my self-portraits, I believe that the answer is rooted in the condition of my life and the meaning of self-representation. representation.”
Engaging with notions of perception and sexuality, Fosso’s innovative portrait reflects themes of global culture and freedom of self-expression. Autoportrait, and this selection of images that it presents, is now available for pre-order.
By Samuel Fosso / Courtesy of the artist, The Walther Collection, and JM Patras, Paris.