Samuel Fosso borrowing identities at the FNCC

Borrowing identities, Samuel Fosso as U.S. civil rights icon Martin Luther King.“As in all my works, I am both character and director. I don’t put myself in the photographs, my work is based on specific situations and people I am familiar with. [Those] things I desire, I rework in my imagination and afterwards, I interpret. I borrow an identity. In order to succeed I immerse myself in the necessary physical and mental state. It’s a way of freeing me from myself. A solitary path. I am a solitary man.” These are the words of one of Africa’s most celebrated photographers, Samuel Fosso.