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Fluidity (Histories in Context)

Week 5: Conversations around gender hacking, indexicality, intersectionality and queer theory. Delivered via bbcollab.

Samuel Fosso

Born: 17 July 1962


Samuel Fosso has long been one of my superstars of photography, renowned for his visual essays focussing on the history of Africa. He often dresses as prominent figures, sometimes blurring gender roles.

His 1997 portrait "The Liberated American Woman of the '70s" features Fosso adorned in the trappings of the independent affluent woman of the free world.

Lecture Notes


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