Souleymane Bachir Diaw


Dakar, Senegal

About my work

I am submitting works from an ongoing project titled "Lucid dreams". "Lucid Dreams" is developed as an experience of transition, transformation and progression for over a year now. In this project, the photographer utilises self-portraits and staged scenes of friends as a means to create spaces and moments of meditation. Meditation on the self, as well as environmental and human surroundings. The use of body, fabrics, geometrical and natural elements are essential in this process. With the body as common thread, they express different types of transitions. In addition, the images contain a spiritual dimension which refers to our connection to the whole ecosystem in which we live. Overall, the project aims to set discussions about the way we live transitions and how we apprehend them on a "self level"; meaning, we must be conscious players of the transitions we are evolved in.


Souleymane Bachir Diaw was born in Dakar (Senegal) and currently lives and works in France. He has a diploma in Microelectronic and Software Engineering. As a self-taught photographer, he found in this medium a way to express, experiment and tell the realities he lives. He uses it as a tool for personal transformation and transmission. It represent a starting point to engage discussions and bring people at the table. His work mainly focuses on people and their relationships with their surrounding environments.




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