Mama Casset

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Visual Arts (photography)
region:
Africa, Western
country/territory:
Senegal
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June 22, 2003
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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

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This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Portrait Africa

A Century of Photographic Standpoints

(15†January†00 - 12†March†00)
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Work: Title Unknown, Senegal 1955