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Senegalese Fashion Through Photography: Omar Victor Diop

Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop

For Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, fashion and the fine arts make up the heart of capturing the diversity of modern societies and lifestyles from behind a lens. Though his work has been featured at exhibitions in France, Belgium, Senegal, and Mali, it was not until the success of his first conceptual project, Fashion 2112, le Futur du Beau (featured at the 2011 Pan African Exhibition of the African Biennale of Photography), that Diop retired from a career in corporate communications in order to focus on photography. After debuting at Dakar's Fashion Week a year ago, Diop has earned a reputation as a rising name in his hometown scene. Above we highlight ten of our favorite photos from Diop's fashion and fine arts galleries.


Head to the official Omar Victor Diop site for more fine art fashion.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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