Cornélius Augustt Azaglo (1924 - 2001) grew up in Pkalémé, Togo. Aged 19, he bought his first Kodak camera and began taking photographs on a whim. In the early 1950s, moved to Burkina Faso where he came under the guidance of two professional photographers who trained him and inspired him to develop his artistic practice. Moving again in 1955, this time to Cote d'Ivoire, he opened his own studio “Studio Du Nord”. Azaglo worked in his studio, but also took to his bike armed with his camera and a swatch of white cloth to take pictures of the people on the fly.