Photo Nationale



by Samuel Fosso


Studio Photo Nationale


Samuel Fosso



76 folded pages (japanese style), spiral bound.
Risograph printed book housed in a silkscreened slipcase.
Assembled by hand. 24 x 33 cm (9,44 x 13 in).
Editorial concept, design and printing by Sébastien Girard.
Published by Sébastien Girard and Maison Européenne de la photographie.
isbn 978-2-9534516-7-2

Standard edition of 400 copies.  sold out
For the last copies available please check with Maison européenne de la photographie (Paris), Photographer’s gallery (London),  printed Matter (Ny), Dashwood books (NY), V&A museum Store (London)
Special edition of 100 copies signed and numbered with a silver gelatin print. Last copies available here



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After Samuel Fosso’s studio and home were attacked in 2014 by looters in the war-torn Central African Republic, the photo-journalists Jerome Delay and Marcus Bleasdale with the help of Peter Bouckaert (Human rights watch organization) rescued Samuel Fosso’s negatives from destruction and sent them back to him in Paris.
During 7 years, 3 steel trunk boxes containing more than 50.000 negatives remained closed till the spring 2021 when i got access and edited these overlooked treasures.
Dedicated to Samuel Fosso‘s early studio photographs in the 1980’s, this artist’s book tells the story of photographer Samuel Fosso’s fascinating Bangui studio images a few decades before his recognition as a major African artist.

76 Pages

Risograph printing
Silkscreened slipcase


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