January 1, 2019

Omar Victor Diop, Nanny and Quao, Jamaica (1720), from the 'Liberty' series, 2016 | Courtesy © Omar Victor Diop / MAGNIN-A, Paris

Senegalese artist Omar Victor Diop inserts himself in the series Liberty: A Universal Chronology of Black Protest to explore the defining moments of historical revolt and black struggle in Africa and the diaspora. His images feature key freedom fighters like Jamaica's own Queen Nanny (c. 1686 – c. 1755), and her brother Quao, who fled enslavement to foun...

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