Mama Casset
and Senegalese Precursors



Mama Casset

and the precursors of SENEGALESE photography



Since 1870, in Saint-Louis, first capitale of Senegal, Meissa Gueye, Doudou Diop and others have photographied the bourgeoisie and all the Senegalese people. They are the precursors of African Photography.

Introduced to photography during the time of colonization by the French Oscar Lataque, Mama Casset set up his studio, “African Photo” in 1940 in the Medina, to become the update photographer in Dakar.


Editor Jean Loup Pivin

52 B&W photographs from 1950 to 1960 by Mama Casset (Dakar)

and 7 other photographers from Saint-Louis-du-Senegal

Paperback of 96 pages 14×19 cm

Published in 1994

In French and English

ISBN 2 909571 076



‘PAPER BOOK’ few new unread copies still available

‘PDF BOOK’ available

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