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Omar Victor Diop

Born in 1980, in Senegal 

Lives and works in Dakar (Senegal)

Omar Victor Diop began taking photographs in 2012. This self-taught artist continues in the tradition of African studio photography (Keïta), often adopting and applying the genre’s codes to self-portraits. Diop produces work in series. 

In Re-mixing Hollywood (2013), he replays scenes from famous films in Dakar, using photography. For Alt+shift+ego (2014), he combines African costumes and motifs with fashion photography. In Diaspora (2015), he addresses those Africans who, from the 16th to 19th centuries, played important roles beyond their home continent.

Selected Bibliography

Article guardian : https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jul/11/mar-ictor-ioi-want-to-reinvent-great-heritage-of-african-studio-photography

Azimi, Roxana, "Les portraits optimistes d’Omar Victor Diop", lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2016/11/08/les-portraits-optimistes-d-omar-victor-diop_5027335_3212.html, [consulté le 11 avril 2017], 08/11/2016, 5 p.

Kervella, Lidwine ; Laruelle, Sally. Omar Victor Diop : photographe. Montreuil : Edition de l'Oeil, 2013. (Les Carnets de la création: Sénégal).

Wilson, Raquel. Project diaspora. Paris : Magnin-A, [s.d.].

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