Omar Victor Diop
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.