The Studio of Vanities, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden

The Studio of Vanities, Kulturen, Lund, Sweden from 06/10/17 to 01/14/18

Oma Victor Diop: The Studio of Vanities.
Staged Portraits of Africa's Contemporary Urban Scene

On June 10, Kulturen will open a new temporary photo exhibition with 25 colorful images of Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop.

In staged portrait we meet the new age's young personalities in the urban culture of Africa. Designers, make-up artists, musicians, actors and creative divers. Each portrait is created in collaboration between the artist and the photographer.

Omar Victor Diop was born in 1980 in Dakar. He studied in Paris and then became a consultant in business life in his homeland Senegal, but received great attention for the series The Future of Beauty in 2011, and has since worked as a photographer.

In the pictures above you will see two of the portraits of The Studio of Vanities series. To the left Olatoundji Maryam Rose, who is a pharmacist and make up artist and on the right Joel Adama Gueye who is a singer, composer and model.

Read more about Omar Victor Diop:

Interview with Omar Victor Diop in i-D

Interview with Omar Victor Diop in True Africa

Link to the exhibition site

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