Samuel Finlak(1958-), Photographer
Artist associated with 2 portraits
As part of its Africa 2005 season, the National Portrait Gallery invited two Cameroonian photographers to take part in a two-week residency in London culminating in a display at the Gallery. During the residency, studio photographers Samuel Finlak and Joseph Chila made a series of portraits of Londoners and Cameroonians living in London, which were exhibited alongside examples of their work from Cameroon. Samuel Finlak was born in Mbem in the North West Province of Cameroon, where he learnt photography. For the last twenty years he has lived in the village of Atta. As the only photographer in the area he has photographed all the resident ethnic groups.
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