With his camera, he opens a new window on the Africa he knows: the one that dreams and acts, with optimism and ambition. A self-taught artist, Omar Victor Diop fits directly into the heritage of African studio photography by Seydou Keïta or Malick Sidibe. A genre of which he knew how to appropriate the codes, but also to free himself from them. He talks to us about his work on the themes of a humanity concerned with nature and the living, his rereading of the history of black protest, figures of the African diaspora forgotten by Western history as well as the photographic album that he signs for Louis Vuitton devoted to Deauville, a city that reminds him of his native Dakar.
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Source: France 24