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Omar Victor Diop / Senegal: Mame Diarra Niang, 2013 Courtesy: Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris DAKAR  113 OMAR VICTOR DIOP / SENEGAL: SERAKA (MEN WITH UMBRELLA), 2013 The young Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop hangs out on the fashion scene as well as in the art world in Dakar. In the series ALT+SHIFT+EGO the lush surface of fashion photography is coupled with a staging that is highly conscious of itself as just that. The portrait series The Studio of Vanities depicts leading cultural personalities from Dakar and other places in Africa, Europe and the USA. This portrait is of the artist Mame-Diarra Niang, who grew up in France, Ivory Coast and Dakar and now lives and works in Paris. Courtesy: Galerie MAGNIN-A, Paris THE ENDLESS SUMMER A legendary surfer film with a 50-year history. In the film we follow two young American surfers around the world in search of a summer that never ends and the perfect wave. On their journey they pass through Dakar in Senegal, which at the time had just won its independence. No one surfed in Dakar then, so the young Americans aroused particular attention. Today the picture has changed radically, both locals and tourists in large numbers riding the waves off N’Gor Island. Bruce Brown / USA: The Endless Summer, 1966


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