Cornélius Yao Azaglo Augustt was born in 1924 in Togo. After getting his training as a photographer in Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Augustt worked as a street photographer in Korhogo, Côte d’Ivoire before opening the “Studio du Nord” in 1958, the city’s first photographic studio. After the country gained its independence in 1962 he traveled the rural regions of the Côte d’Ivoire. Cornélius Yao Azaglo Augustt is known chiefly for his portraits from the land of the Senufo. In 1994 his works were exhibited for the first time in the Centre Culturel Français in Abidjan, later in the Centre Pompidou, Paris, and in the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Author: House of World Cultures
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A Century of Photographic Standpoints
(15 January 00 - 12 March 00)