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Hanes Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Samuel Fosso

October 3, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
121 Hanes Art Center


Working between photography, self-portraiture, and performance, the work of Franco-Cameroonian photographer Samuel Fosso occupies a central position in the international contemporary art world.

From his early works in the 70s, creation of alternate identities that challenged representational conventions, Samuel Fosso has given autofiction and self-portraiture a new dimension, one that is all at once political and historical, fictional and intimate. Embodying key historical figures and social archetypes has become for him not only a way of existing in the world, but also a clear demonstration of the power of photography to construct myths, and a way to question what is at stake in accepted codes of representation and identity.

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121 Hanes Art Center
Hanes Art Center, 121 E Cameron Ave,
Chapel Hill, 27514 United States