Film Classics Reimagined With African Leading Ladies

This photo series gives Hollywood favorites a stunning twist.

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Frida

Omar Victor Diop

We wish that the film remakes featured in the exhibit ONOMOllywood, the brainchild of Dakar, Senegal-based photographers Omar Victor Diop and Antoine Tempé, were real. The duo was approached by hotel group Onomo International to create a photo series that used Onomo’s hotels as a backdrop. Diop and Tempé decided to create a 20-photo exhibit that places black women at the center of Hollywood classic like Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Matrix. The results are stunning.

1. Inspiration: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

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Breakfast at Onomo’s

Antoine Tempé

2. Inspiration: American Beauty

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American Beauty

Omar Victor Diop

3. Inspiration: The Matrix

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The Matrix

Omar Victor Diop

4. Inspiration: Chicago

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Chicago: Jailhouse Tango

Omar Victor Diop

5. Inspiration: Frida

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Frida

Omar Victor Diop

6. Inspiration: Blow-Up  

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Blow Up

Antoine Tempé

7. Inspiration: Thelma & Louise

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Thelma & Louise 

Antoine Tempé

8. Inspiration: Psycho

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Psycho

Antoine Tempé

Diamond Sharp is an editorial fellow at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.