Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop speaks at annual Design Indaba Conference // Photographe sénégalais Omar Victor Diop prend la parole à la conférence annuelle Design Indaba

Photo © Omar Victor Diop

Photo © Omar Victor Diop

Coverage in English:

“One of this year’s conference speakers is Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop. With one eye on history and the other on contemporary popular culture, Diop has comprised a body of work that includes fine art, fashion and portraiture. On a personal level, identity and discovery are themes that probe his creative work, with many of his projects and series delving into the lesser known narratives of the role of africans. Heritage, history and culture drives his ongoing, internal dialogue of who he is as artist and person.”

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“Omar Victor Diop, a Senegalese photographer, was feeling out of place during an artist residency in Málaga, Spain, when he discovered the seminal series “The Image of the Black in Western Art.” In it, he found centuries-old Western paintings from the Menil Collection in Houston that depicted people of African descent from the Renaissance to the emergence of the slave trade. As an African who was educated in Paris, he was aware of the long history of marginalizing the African diaspora in European museums. Understandably, he was captivated by what he saw.”

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Couverture en Français:

“Dans ‘Diaspora’, une série d’autoportraits en partie inspirés par la peinture espagnole, le jeune photographe sénégalais incarne des Africains devenus des personnalités en Europe au temps des colonies.”

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