The artist’s large-scale exhibition at the Walther Collection, Ulm, displays his skill for impersonation and adds depth to the genre of self-portraiture. Here, as in many of his meticulous compositions, the personal and political intersect. Adding incredible contextual and technical depth to the genre of self-portraiture, Fosso’s oeuvre bears witness not only to larger post-colonial histories but to the remarkable story of his own life. Image: Samuel Fosso, ‘70s Lifestyle’, 1977, photograph. Courtesy: the artist