Biography: Sammy Baloji, who was born in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 1978, graduated with a degree in letters from the University of Lubumbashi. He was interested in comics before turning to photography and video. Sammy Baloji won two awards at the 2007 Bamako Biennale, was a finalist for the 2009 Pictet Prize in Paris for his Mémoire series and took the Prince Claus Culture and Development Prize from the eponymous foundation for Mémoire. Sammy has participated in various international shows worldwide, from the first Photo Quai exhibition at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris to one at the Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren in 2009 and 2011.
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