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Roger DaSilva's rediscovered archive reveals 1950s Senegal chic


<b>Roger DaSilva's rediscovered archive reveals 1950s Senegal chic</b>Celebrities, presidents and partygoers are all part of his rich archive unseen by the public until now.
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These photos are incredibly amazing. They are the work of World War Two veteran Roger DaSilva who set up his own photo studio in the capital Dakar - "Studio Da Silva" - where many of these photos were taken. Roger DaSilva was born in Benin and took up photography when he joined the French army in 1942. He was wounded while in service, so a colonel drafted him in to take medical photos in hospitals - some were of people who had survived concentration camps. Soon after the war ended DaSilva decided to settle in Senegal.

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