“Life of the Mask”
Man, who are you?
Human relations are often superficial and infected with dishonesty or, on the contrary, they bear splendour and fine surprises.
Man`s self being transformed at any moment, at any meeting, at any debate, at any occasion, at any period, at any possibility and at any happening manifests that unknown being which one is not able to understand or control. Trust seems to be eradicated leaving mere contempt, and harmony, the foundation of our existence and humanity would dissociate itself. With his artistic concept „Life of the Mask “, the photographer Folly Koumouganh asks for the multidimensional inner cosmos of man. He is establishing the unique face of any of his subjects and models so that the notion of Living Together would wipe out social codes, colours of skin, religious division and prejudice.
Born in 1972, the photographer Folly Koumouganh has put the foundation of his research and work on the African heritage. He has received his basic technical professional formation in photography from 1991 to 2001 with the studio Photo Prince International in Lomé where he received his certificate of „Fin d´Apprentissage“(CFA). He received his diploma of the State of Togo in 2016. His formation was accompanied by workshops of professional accomplishment in the art of photography along with a series of national and international professional meetings from 2002 to 2018. He has participated in many solo and group expositions in Togo, Africa and in Europe and animated workshops to initiate young people in the art of photography, organizing and leading many sociocultural projects in Togo and abroad. He has received a certificate in cultural management at the Goethe-Institute in Lomé in 2014. He has founded and has been running the Studio-Atelier-Gallery PHOTO in Lomé since 2008. He Lives and works in Lomé, Togo.