Omar Victor Diop lives and works in Dakar where he was born in 1980. He uses photography, styling and scenography to transcribe the history, modernity of African societies and their lifestyles. liberty (2016-2017) With a game of visual references mixing self-portraits and staging, Liberty revisits a story that spans several centuries, on a territory often covering several continents and bringing together a collective memory of the black protest. Liberty’s tone is not that of lament, but rather that of meditation, solemnity and the celebration of the infernal quest for freedom too often flouted. Omar Victor Diop presents this work as “A...
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