The world’s biggest international photo fair is going to the US. For the first time, the jarringly titled Paris Photo New York (2–5 April) promises all the buzz and bombast of its European iteration but, no surprise, set in one of the world’s biggest art markets. The photographer everyone’s talking about?
Well, that depends on who you ask, of course. But for a growing number of devotees, it’s Omar Victor Diop, the self-taught Senegalese photographer known for his provocative, utterly beautiful portraits that, he says, set out to show “a reinvented narrative of the history of black people, and therefore, the history of humanity”. Dom Nicolau, 1830-1860 is part of a series of self-portraits that sees the artist rethink historical African figures through the prism of football fandom (check out his boots).