Omar Victor Diop – Africa Feature [Senegal] Fine Arts and Fashion photographer

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980 and since his early days, Omar has developed an interest for photography and design. Omar’s work is seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.” His work is interrogative and intriguing, prospective, yet a tad vintage and draws inspiration from Diop’s international uplifting, as well as his African visual heritage.

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Aminata Faye (Model) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries

We would like to feature samples from his body of work “The Studio of Vanities” which comprises of staged portraits of Africa’s contemporary urban scene. Some of these photos are also reminiscent of Seydou Keïta, photographer from Bamako, Mali in the 1920’s who is dubbed the great African portraitist. The juxtaposition of the clothing and print background is truly an homage to Seydou’s earlier work. [Pictured below]

Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”

Omar describes this body of work thus:

“These are the fresh faces of the continent’s urban culture. They are black, arabs, caucasian, asian…it doesn’t matter. They are creative and ambitious, but most importantly, they dedicate their everyday lives to making their dreams a reality. In this series, the objective is to portray a generation, which endeavors to showcase the African urban universe and its blossoming art production and exchanges.

The intent is to go beyond the strictly aesthetic depiction of a beautiful youth… Every portrait is the outcome of collaboration between the sitter and the photographer.”

Be inspired!

Source of Images:

  1. Seydou Keïta Website © Seydou Keïta Photography Estate Advisor Corporation
  2. Omar Victor Diop Website ©OmarVictorDiop
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Adama Paris (Designer, Fashion Entrepreneur) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Aiche Deme (Cultural Columnist) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Boddhi Satva (Dj, Producer) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Jimmy Jean-Louis (Actor) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Chiara Barison (Phd, University Professor and TV Presenter) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Manden L’Original (Blogger) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Ken Aicha Sy (Blogger, Music Label Owner) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries
Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar, Senegal in 1980..Africa Feature #tdsphotoseries...he seeks to “capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.”
Joel Adama Gouye (Singer,Composer,Model) Image used ©OmarVictorDiop #tdsphotoseries

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