Aisha, 2011

Pigment inkjet print.

60 x 40 cm.

Signed, titled and numbered in the margin.

Edition 2 of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

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“I want to re-invent the heritage of African Studio photography” says Omar Victor Diop, whose dynamic and vivid photographs are doing just that. Here, every-day characters pose against traditional textiles and materials to create beautiful contemporary portraits. The essence of his photographs quietly hint at the depth of history, emotions and memories surrounding his subjects.

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Born in: West Africa

Omar Victor Diop (Dakar, 1980) is a Senegalese photographer whose first conceptual project, Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau, earned him a feature at the Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography of 2011 in Bamako. His photography series Le Studio des Vanités documents the generation of young artists based in Dakar, of which he is a central part. There is an underlying commentary throughout his original artwork critiquing the lazy narratives told of his continent. Diop has been exhibited at international galleries such as Remixing Hollywood, Hôtel ONOMO, Dakar (2013); Internationales de la Photographie dʼArles (2012);Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruxelles (2012).

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