Selected Bibliography

Articles & Reviews


Natacha Wolinski, « Samuel Fosso le caméléon, on stage à Paris », in The Art Newspaper n° 37, January 2022

Clémentine Mercier, « Samuel Fosso. Une rétro par miracles », in Libération, 4 December 2021

Valérie Duponchelle, « Samuel Fosso, fier autoportrait de l’Afrique », in Le Figaro, 19 November 2021

Claire Guillot, « Les métamorphoses de Samuel Fosso », in M, le Magazine du Monde, 17 November 2021

Frédérique Chapuis, « La MEP expose Samuel Fosso, l’homme aux mille visages », in Télérama Sortir, 3 November 2021

Simon Njami, « Samuel Fosso, Dr. Jekyll et Mr. Hyde », in Fisheye n° 50, November-December 2021

« Fosso Fashion 2021 », in A#22. A Magazine Curated by Grace Wales Bonner, November 2021

David Doucet, « Le pape est noir! », in Big Bang. L’almanach des possibles, May 2021

Luc Sante, « The Best Books to Give This Year: Photography », in The New York Times Book Review, 6 December 2020

Claire Guillot, « Regards éclairés au musée du quai Branly », in Le Monde, 3 October 2020

Letizia Dannery, « Dans l’objectif de Samuel Fosso », in L’Express, 13 August 2020

Alex Greenberger, « The Future Now: 10 African Artists to Watch », in, 18 July 2018

Valérie Duponchelle, « Le musée du quai Branly voit le monde contemporain en photos », in Le Figaro, 2 July 2020

Raphäel Turcat, « Dans l’objectif de Samuel Fosso », in A toi appartient le regard, supplément Beaux-Arts & Cie Editions, June 2020

Gloria Crespo MacLennan, « Samuel Fosso : “Un día habrá un papa negro que será de Africa” », in El Pais, 7 June 2018

« Samuel Fosso y Leopoldo Zugaza, premios PHotoEspaña y Bartolomé Ros », in El Cultural, 4 June 2018

David Doucet, Portfolio « L’Afrique du futur », in Les Inrocks n° 1150, 9 December 2017

Nicolas Michel, « Biennale africaine de la photographie : Samuel Fosso, un pape noir à Bamako », in Jeune Afrique, 4 December 2017

Theresa Sigmund in conversation with Azu Nwagbogu, « LagosPhoto 2017 Delves into our Post-truth World », in Contemporary And, 13 December 2017

James Estrin with Azu Nwagbogu, « Telling Complex Truths About Africa at LagosPhoto Festival », in The New York Times Lens Blog, 27 November 2017

Georg Seeßlen, « Da hilft nur Kunst. Zwischen Propagart und Artivismus: Anmerkungen zur Münchner Schau “After the Fact” », in Der Freitag, Ausgabe 28, 2017

Cassie da Costa, « The unsettling power of MoMA’s “Unfinished Conversations” », in The New Yorker, 21 June 2017

« The Lives of Samuel Fosso. A Conversation with Yves Chatap », in Aperture 227 « Platform Africa », Summer 2017

Finbarr O’Reilly, « Looking at New Generations
of African Photographers », in The New York Times Lens Blog, 8 May 2017

Thomas J. Lax, « Unfinished Conversations: An Essay », MoMA’s exhibition review, 14 March 2017

Inês Nadais, « Samuel Fosso, o fotógrafo de si próprio », in Publico, 4 November 2016

Ekow Eshun, « The subversive power of the black dandy », in The Guardian, 4 July 2016

Kelly Crow, « The New Face of African Art », in The Wall Street Journal, 11 May 2016

Mark Hudson, « Performing for the Camera, Tate Modern, review : an intriguing snapshot of performance art » in The Telegraph, 16 February 2016

Olu Oguibe, « Samuel Fosso : Emperor of Africa », in Aperture n° 221, Winter 2015

Jonas Cuénin, « New York Walther Collection: Samuel Fosso », in The Eye of Photography, October 2014

Haby Niakate, « Photographie: Samuel Fosso, un dandy à Cotonou », in Jeune Afrique, 23 April 2014

Vincent Duhem, « Samuel Fosso. La Centrafrique dans le sang », in Jeune Afrique n° 2771, 16-22 February 2014

Jérôme Delay, « Bangui, mémoire pillée », in Le Monde, 7 February 2014

Jérôme Delay, « Artwork Looted, but Not Lost », in The New York Times, 6 February 2014

Teo Kermeliotis, « Lagos PhotoFestival puts mega city in the spotlight », in CNN, 13 November 2013

« African art star Samuel Fosso returns to boyhood home Nigeria », in Kuweit Times, 8 November 2013

« L’Amérique noire entre au musée », in Courrier international n° 1064, 24-30 March 2011

Brigitte Ollier, « Samuel Fosso, le Narcisse Noir », in Libération, 3 August 2010

Leslie Camhi Shatters, « A Man of A Thousand Faces. Samuel Fosso’s Mask », in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Spring 2009

Zadeh, Susan A. (edited by), « Meeting Samuel Fosso » in Eyemazing issue 01, Amsterdam, Pictures Booklets Publishers B.V., pages 50-57, 2009

Olu Oguibe, « In The Beginning Was The Self. Self-Portraiture in Samuel Fosso’s Art Photography », in FOAM international photography magazine # 17, Winter 2008

Mark Hudson, « Art that gets to the heart of Africa », in The Telegraph, 22 January 2005

Holland Cotter, « When the I Is the Subject, and It’s Always Changing », in The New York Times, 12 September 2003

Jessica Taylor, « Here’s looking at me », in The Guardian, London, 27 June 2002

Hommes Vogue n° 6, Paris, Fall 1999 – Winter 2000

Jennifer Higgie, « Samuel Fosso », in Frieze n° 39, London, March-April 1998

« L’aventure ego de Samuel Fosso », in Jeune Afrique, Paris, 1995

Brigitte Ollier, « L’Ibo de Bangui qui se trouvait beau », in Libération, Paris, 23 October 1995



Christine Barthe, Samuel Fosso, Photo Poche n° 168, Editions Actes Sud / Photofile, Thames & Hudson Ltd, June-July 2022

Mark Sealy, Photography: Race, Rights and Representation, London, Lawrence & Wishart, March 2022

Christian Gattinoni & Yannick Vigouroux, Les Fictions documentaires en photographie, Nouvelles éditions Scala, December 2021

Dr. Kenneth Montague (edited by), As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic, Aperture Editions, November 2021

Studio Photo Nationale, Sébastien Girard & Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, November 2021

Charlotte Jensen, Photography Now: Fifty Pioneers Defining Photography for the Twenty-First Century, Lewes, UK, Octopus Publishing Group in collaboration with Tate, April 2021

À toi appartient le regard (…) et la liaison infinie entre les choses, exhibition catalogue, Paris, co-edition musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac / Actes Sud, July 2020

Steven Evens & Mark Sealy, African Cosmologies: Photography, Time, and the Other, FotoFest Biennial 2020 exhibition catalogue, Amsterdam, Schilt Publishing, 2020

Okwui Enwezor (edited by), Samuel Fosso : Autoportrait, Steidl / The Walther Collection, New York. Text by Quentin Bajac, Yves Chatap, Elvira Dyangani Ose, Chika Okeke-Agulu, Oluremi C. Onabanjo, Terry Smith, Claire Staebler, James Thomas, April 2020

Samuel Fosso: SIXSIXSIX, With a conversation between Samuel Fosso and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steidl & The Walther Collection, New York, April 2020

MoMA Highlights: 375 Works from The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Publications, 2019

Phil Taylor, « Samuel Fosso », in Among Others: Blackness at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, September 2019

Clément Chéroux, « Samuel Fosso », in La Voix du voir. Les grands entretiens de la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Xavier Barral Editions, June 2019

« Samuel Fosso. Photographic Self-Explorations » in Anne-Marie Beckmann (edited by), XL Photography 6. Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Heidelberg, Kehrer Verlag, May 2019

Christa Clarke (edited by), Arts of Global Africa : The Newark Museum Collection, January 2018

David Bindman, Suzanne Preston Blier & Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (edited by), The Image of the Black in African and Asian Art, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, USA & London, UK, 2017

Jeanne Mercier, « In the style of Samuel Fosso », in Being of photographer in Africa, the 10 years of Afrique in visu, Editions Clémentine de la Feronnière, Paris, October 2017

What Does the Image Stand For ?, MOMENTA/Biennale de l’image 2017, Montreal, catalogue, Kerber Verlag, August 2017

Odile Marais (edited by), « Analyse d’image : S. Fosso, Le Chef – celui qui a vendu l’Afrique aux colons » in L’écho des Lettres. Manuel de Français pour les classes de 1re, Editions Belin, Paris, 2016, page 272

Simon Baker & Fiontan Moran (edited by), Performing for the Camera, exhibition catalogue, Tate Publishing, 2016

In the Studio, exhibition catalogue (In the Studio: Photographs curated by Peter Galassi), New York, Gagosian Gallery & Phaidon, 2015

David Bindman & Henry Louis Gates, Jr., The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume V: The Twentieth Century, Part 2 : The Rise of Black Artists, Harvard University Press, October 2014

Vanessa K. Valdés, The Future is Now. A New Look at African Diaspora Studies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012

Simon Njami (edited by), Samuel Fosso, Paris, Editions Revue Noire, November 2010

Okwui Enwezor, Contemporary African Photography from The Walther Collection, Göttingen, Steidl Verlag, 2010

Okwui Enwezor & Chika Okeke-Agulu, Contemporary African Art Since 1980, Bologna, Damiani, 2009

Quentin Bajac & Clément Chéroux (edited by), Collection photographies: une histoire de la photographie à travers les collections du Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2007

Isolde Brielmaier, « I am not myself: a quick take on the photographs of Samuel Fosso and Tracey Rose », in Masquerade. Representation and the self in contemporary art, exhibition catalogue, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, 2006

Marie-Laure Bernadac (edited by), Africa Remix: l’art contemporain d’un continent, Paris, Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2005

Maria Francesca Bonetti & Guido Schlinkert (edited by), Samuel Fosso, exhibition catalogue, Roma, Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica. With texts by Okwui Enwezor, Guido Schlinkert & Maria Francesca Bonetti. 5 Continents Editions, Milano, 2004

Mette Mortensen, Christian Rud Andersen, Gertrud With (edited by), Geometry of the Face, exhibition catalogue, Copenhagen, Det Nationale Fotomuseum – Det Kongelige Bibliotek, 2003

Antonia Carver (edited by), Blink. 100 Photographers, 010 Curators, 010 Writers, London-New York, Phaidon Press, 2002

Magnus Af Petersens (edited by), Samuel Fosso. Seydou Keïta. Malick Sidibé. Portraits of Pride, exhibition catalogue, Stockholm, Raster Förlag, 2002

Stuart Hall & Mark Sealy (edited by), Different, London, Phaidon Press, October 2001

Wim Melis, Tom Brœkhuis (edited by), Africa Inside, exhibition catalogue, Groningen, Aurora Borealis, 2001

Pep Subiros (edited by), Africas. The Artist and the City. A Journey and an Exhibition, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Actar, 2001

Okwui Enwezor (edited by), The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945-1994, exhibition catalogue, Munich-London-New York, Prestel, 2001

Michael Thoss (edited by), Portrait Africa: Photographische Positionen eines Jahrhunderts, exhibition catalogue, Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, 2000

Studio Photo, 50/50 Tati, exhibition catalogue, Göttingen, Steidl, 1998

Jean Loup Pivin & Pascal Martin Saint-Léon (edited by), Anthologie de la Photographie Africaine et de l’Océan Indien, Paris, Editions Revue Noire, 1998

Mounira Khemir (edited by), Retrats de l’anima: Fotografia Africana, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Diagonal, 1997

Claire Bell, Okwui Enwezor, Danielle Tilkin, Octavio Zaya (edited by), In/sight : African Photographers, 1940 to the Present, exhibition catalogue, New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1996

Creative Camera, London, August-September 1995

Revue Noire n° 15, Paris, 1994