Omar Victor Diop | Project Diaspora


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.




  1. elvagreen123 · March 14

    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 · March 14

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


  2. Lady G · March 15

    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 · March 15

    I had no idea there was a SCAD in Atlanta.


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  5. Gianna · March 15

    So cool!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Darryl Walker Jr · March 16

    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 · March 16

      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 · March 16

    I’m from Savannah, GA. 😊

    And, this art is amazing!

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    • kelley · March 16

      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 · March 17

        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 · March 20

    Wow! Great artwork!

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  9. e · March 21

    At a loss for words…breathtaking..e

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  10. Tareau Barron · March 25

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

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  11. nosyjosie · April 4

    These were absolutely stunning. And his face… ❤ I love his strong, Black features. I think I would dream about purchasing the one with him standing in all gold, soccer ball underneath his feet with a crown on. What do you think?

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    • kelley · April 4

      It will probably cost you a pretty penny but I say it’s worth it for some dope art.

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