Omar Victor DiopJul 24, 2020
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Omar Victor Diop, Photographer
New Books Network 2020
Omar Victor Diop is a Senegalese photographer whose historical auto-portraits, where he places himself in settings and poses previously occupied by historical figures, have been exhibited around the world. Born in Dakar in 1980, Diop developed an interest in photography and design as a means to capture the diversity of modern African societies and lifestyles.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.