West Africa, young Wolof girls [Afrique Occidentale, Jeunes Filles Ouolof]

Possibly François-Edmond Fortier French
Publisher Générale Fortier, Dakar

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Fortier worked across West Africa between 1900 and 1912. He produced at least three thousand negatives, many of which he printed as postcards that he continued to reissue until the early 1920s. Active during the colonial era, Fortier privileged an ethnographic approach, creating images that appealed almost exclusively to the foreign communities residing in Africa and his compatriots in Europe. Some of
his postcards can even be found in the collection of Pablo Picasso, who is known to have drawn inspiration from them.

West Africa, young Wolof girls [Afrique Occidentale, Jeunes Filles Ouolof], Possibly François-Edmond Fortier (French, Celles-sur-Plaine 1862–1928 Dakar), Postcard format photomechanical reproduction

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