The Senegalese photographer Mama Casset (1908 - 1992) began an apprenticeship with the French photographer Oscar Lataque at the age of twelve. During the war Casset joined the French air force; several of his photo reports originated during this period. After 1945 he set up a studio in Dakar and worked as a studio photographer until going blind in the early eighties. At this time his studio burned down as well, destroying almost all his archival material.
Author: House of World Cultures
This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.
A Century of Photographic Standpoints
(15 January 00 - 12 March 00)