Presentation by Sébastien Girard:
" After Samuel Fosso's studio and home were attacked by looters in 2014 in the war-torn Central African Republic, the photo-journalists Jérôme Delay and Marcus Bleasdale, with the help of Peter Bouckaert (from the Human Rights Watch organization), rescued Samuel Fosso's negatives from destruction and sent them back to him, in Paris.
For seven years, three steel trunks containing more than 50,000 negatives remained closed, until the spring 2021 when I was given access to them and edited the overlooked treasures.
Dedicated to Samuel Fosso's early studio photographs in the 1980s, this artist book tells the story of photographer Samuel Fosso's fascinating Bangui studio images, a few decades before his recognition as a major African artist. "
This book is offered in an edition of 400 signed copies (Trade Edition - 120 €) and 100 signed and numbered copies including a signed and numbered 20 x 25 cm (8×10") gelatin silver print (Edition w/ Print - 450 €). The silver print is the double portrait visible on page 35 of the book (see photo in the carrousel).
The book is fully printed with Risograph printing, spiral-bound, Japanese binding (pages "doubled", printed on one side only). The slipcase (included in both editions) is printed with silkscreen process.
Concept, editing, design, hand-printing and assembling by Sébastien Girard. This photobook is published by Sébastien Girard in association with M.E.P - Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris to go along with the first major retrospective exhibition of Samuel Fosso's work at M.E.P, held from November 10th, 2021 to March 20th, 2022, covering the fifty-year career of the artist.
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76 pages - Softcover in soft clipcase
Sébastien Girard / MEP (400 + 100 copies)
Format : 24 x 33 cm
*Signed* / *Signed with print*
New - Mint condition
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