Omar Victor Diop | Project Diaspora

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I’m not sure what I’ve been doing thus far, but I finally got my life together and visited Savannah College of Art & Design, better known as SCAD. Well, SCAD FASH, where the school’s fashion and film exhibits are featured. It’s a pretty space and just $10 for us regular folks to visit, so I’ll definitely be making more trips.

Omar Victor Diop was the subject in his own series: Project Diaspora. He depicted many historians, yet incorporated soccer – balls, cleats, the red card, a whistle, etc. After speaking with one of the guides in the museum, I agree that in the original portraits, the subjects were holding something else and adding in the soccer elements is Omar’s way of personalizing and modernizing the photos even further.

I thought Project Diaspora was super fun and unique; I can’t recall ever seeing anything like it. Omar has a beautiful, androgynous face that worked perfectly to share his vision. You can read more about him and his work here and be sure to check out the haps at SCAD if you’re ever in Atlanta.

 

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22 comments

  1. elvagreen123 · 11 Days Ago

    If I could I would buy the black and white with the soccer ball for my collection of Black, strong faces. Thanks for this new information. I will check this young man out. I do not travel a lot so I am glad you went to SCAD.

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    • kelley · 11 Days Ago

      I’m glad I went too. And you’re so welcome! Thanks for tuning in.

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  2. Lady G · 11 Days Ago

    I would LOVE this! It must go on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing this Kelley 🙂

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  3. K E Garland · 10 Days Ago

    I had no idea there was a SCAD in Atlanta.

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  5. Gianna · 10 Days Ago

    So cool!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Darryl Walker Jr · 9 Days Ago

    Wow! I have never seen anything like this, either. This is powerful! I will have to check out more of his work!

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    • kelley · 9 Days Ago

      Right… looking at him is like looking at current history. A modernized historian. I don’t even know, really. Glad to hear you took something from it 😉

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  7. trE · 9 Days Ago

    I’m from Savannah, GA. 😊

    And, this art is amazing!

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    • kelley · 9 Days Ago

      Right on! Do you love Savannah? I have yet to visit but I love the architecture I’ve seen in photos and the beaches.

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      • trE · 9 Days Ago

        Oh… hmm. I love Savannah because it’s home, but I moved from there and only visit twice per year. I’ve not lived there since I was 18.

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  8. Kushite Prince · 5 Days Ago

    Wow! Great artwork!

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  9. e · 5 Days Ago

    At a loss for words…breathtaking..e

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  10. Tareau Barron · 13 Hours Ago

    Sorry I’m late to this one but this is amazing Kelly

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    • Tareau Barron · 13 Hours Ago

      Kelley*

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