The Anonymous Project: Lee Shulman and Omar Victor Diop In Conversation with Taous Dahmani

Friday 17 May 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Screening Room

Join Lee Shulman / The Anonymous Project archive, Senegalese photographer Omar Victor Diop, and art historian and curator, Taous Dahmani, in their discussion on the collaborative project, Being There; a series which questions photographic archetypes and the foundations of our contemporary society.

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Omar Victor Diop

Regarded as one of the most important Senegalese photographers of his generation, Omar Victor Diop was born in Dakar in 1980 and was brought up there. He now divides his time between his birthplace and Paris.
From a very early age, Diop cultivated his vivid imagination as much through photography as through literature and history, leading him to hone his talent in several art forms. Influenced by the major African portrait photographers Mama Casset, Seydou Keïta and Malick Sidibé, he came to public attention in 2014 with Diaspora series, in which he photographed himself embodying key historical figures from the African diaspora. He continued self-portraiture with the highly acclaimed Liberty (2017) and Allegoria (2021) series.





Lee Shulman

Graduated from the University of Westminster with a BA in Film and Photography, he is a multi-award winning director of advertising films and music videos. He is also an avid art collector. In 2017, he founded The Anonymous Project, a collection of nearly one million Kodachrome slides, from the 1940s until production ceased in the 2000s, which has become one of the largest collections of amateur photography in the world. A collective memory and a vanished photographic process that he explores from various angles, from the sociological clues contained in the images to the technical qualities of the film. His research is deployed through numerous publications, exhibitions and collaborative art projects.
Taous Dahmani
Taous Dahmani is a French, British and Algerian art historian, writer and curator specialising in photography. Her academic research focuses on the photographic representation of struggles and the struggle for photographic representations. Her projects mainly involve the links between photography and politics — such as the visual culture of protests, migratory narratives and intersectional feminist discourses. She has published in various scientific journals and art magazines. She regularly gives papers in academic conferences and holds public ‘in-conversations’ with photographers. Taous Dahmani is also editor and content advisor at The Eyes Publishing, a trustee of the Photo Oxford Festival, and on the editorial board of MAI: Visual Culture and Feminism.