Omar Victor Diop, Project Diaspora, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, USA
Omar Victor Diop, Project Diaspora, SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, Atlanta, USA from 02/17/17 to 08/20/17|
Omar Victor Diop, "Dom Nicolau," pigment inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and MAGNIN-A, Paris.
SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film presents the first solo museum exhibition by celebrated photographer Omar Victor Diop. "Project Diaspora" is a rich, meticulously crafted essay of 18 works of art that explore the often neglected, but deeply entangled historical relationships between Africa and the rest of the world, including trade, early diplomatic encounters and the legacy of slavery. Diop's photographs focus on the representation of Africans in Western and Asian art history from the 15th to the 19th centuries, as he recreates portraits of individuals who became prominent figures in their unique contexts.
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