Born in 1964 in Baleng in the West of Cameroon.
Lives and works in Fribourg in Switzerland and in Yaounde in Cameroon.
Jacob Nzudie describes himself as a ‘supermarket photographer’. He is a self-taught street photographer working in Yaoundé where he has taken several thousand photographs of Cameroonians posing in front of the shelves and displays.
In 2006, Jean-Luc Cramatte chanced to meet Nzudie. Cramatte, who was born in Switzerland in 1960, is a photographer, publisher and curator. He has already completed several heritage projects. One of these gave rise to the publication of a book entitled Dimanche à Yaoundé. Along with his activities for the development of photographic heritage, Cramatte is the author of two series of photographs published in his books Poste mon amour (Lars Müller, 2008) andBredzon Forever (Idpure, 2010). His work with series has much in common with Nzudie’s thousands of full-length portraits of Cameroonians in the supermarket.
Jacob Nzudie presented his work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2011, with Jean-Luc Cramatte: Supermarket at the Grande Halle.