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

2. Inspiration: American Beauty

3. Inspiration: The Matrix

4. Inspiration: Chicago

5. Inspiration: Frida

6. Inspiration: Blow-Up  

7. Inspiration: Thelma & Louise

8. Inspiration: Psycho

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