Restaging classic films with black models
January 30, 2014 2:05 PM Subscribe
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In 2013, the Onomo International hotel group asked photographers Omar Victor Diop
and Antoine Tempé
(nsfw) to create a series of photographs set in the group’s hotels as part of an advertising campaign.
Fans of Hollywood, the pair created ONOMOllywood
, an exhibition images from iconic films featuring African models in previously white roles.
8 of the 20 images are available online. Some highlights:
As an exercise in not reading the comments, check out this interview with Diop in The Guardian
which references the comments garnered by another showcase of Diop's work on CNN