Published by Steidl. Foreword by Jean-Marc Patras. Text by Hans Ulrich Obrist.
SIXSIXSIX consists of 666 large-format Polaroid self-portraits by Cameroon-born, Paris-based photographer Samuel Fosso (born 1962). Shot against the same rich, colored backdrop, these striking photographs depart from Fosso's earlier self-portraits through their understated, stripped-back approach.
Samuel Fosso (born 1962) is one of Africa's preeminent photographers. The artist began taking self-portraits to send to his mother in Nigeria, when he was made a refugee by the Biafran War. His initial intention was to show he was alive and well, but Fosso soon came to incarnate an inventive range of characters from an African chief to a Japanese marine.