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DIOP, Omar Victor


Born 1980, Dakar, Senegal.
Lives and works in Dakar, Senegal.


Omar Victor Diop’s career was all mapped out: after graduating from the école supérieure de Commerce de Paris, he worked for a series of multinational businesses in Africa. But the success of his first artistic projects inspired him to abandon corporate communications and dedicate himself to photography. he used his camera to capture the lifestyle and diversity of modern African societies. Heir to the tradition of portraiture developed by Mama Casset and Seydou Keïta, he continued his research into both photography and design. Omar Victor Diop seeks to open a new widow upon his Africa: an Africa that both dreams and takes action, with optimism and ambition.


Claire Jacquet presented Delphine Chanet and Omar Victor Diop at The Discouvery Award at the Rencontres d’Arles 2015.


Portrait: courtesy of the MAGNIN-A gallery, Paris.