These Photographs Rewrite History By Replacing White Actors In Iconic Films
These photographs are so beautiful.
If classic Hollywood films transcended race, culture, time and place, what would they look like?
Their series pictures iconic scenes in American and French films, replacing white actors with African models who represent the culture in Dakar and Abidjan, where the photographs were shot.
"The artists wanted to celebrate the magic of a good movie, the way it allows the viewer to relate to a plot, an actor, regardless of their origins and where the story happens," states Diop's website.
On describing the project, the artists say they used scenes from cinema because it is the most universal art form. "Great movies of the past, as well as most recent ones, feature iconic scenes that have tremendously influenced pop cultures of very different societies. African major cities weren't left out."
"[re-]Mixing Hollywood" was recently exhibited at hotel ONOMO Dakar Airport, but you can enjoy the photos below:
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Thelma And Louise
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