Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso set up his own studio at the age of 13 in 1975. Soon after, he began experimenting with self-portraiture, assuming different characters and identities through costume and performance. In 1997, the Paris department store Magasins Tati commissioned a series of photographs in which Fosso impersonated a chef, a pirate, a marine and, in the case of this image, a ‘bourgeois’ woman in evening dress. La Bourgeoise featured in the Hayward Gallery’s 2005 group exhibition Africa Remix.


  • Title: La Bourgeoise
  • Creator: Samuel Fosso
  • Date Created: 1997
  • Location Created: London, United Kingdom
  • Physical Dimensions: h127 x w101 cm
  • Medium: C-print photograph

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