Souleymane Bachir Diaw, born in Dieuppeul-Derklé (Dakar, Senegal), is a visual artist working between Dakar and Paris. He is member of the art collective Atelier Ndokette.

A self-taught photographer, he has found in this medium, at the edge between documentary and staging, a way to express, experiment and tell the realities he lives. Photography represents for him a tool for meeting and discussion, allowing him to put into shape the memory of the links he weaves, and the way his relationship to the world is transformed. 

His works have been exhibited in different places including : AKAA FAIR (Paris), with Atelier Ndokette (Paris, 2021), Photo Schweiz (Switzerland, 2020), Rotterdam Foto Festival (Netherlands, 2019). 

Winner with Atelier Ndokette of the Ellipse Prize 2021, the collective benefits the same year from a residency at the Cité internationale des arts in Paris.

His photographs have also been published in Oath Magazine (Vol. II, 2020).

He is part of the 100 artists selected for the 2022 PhotoVogue Global Open Call and in early 2023, his works has been selected among the 10 finalists of the upcoming 38th edition of the International Hyères Festival for the photography competition when he received the American Vintage Photography Prize.

Exhibitions and publications


  • 2022, Recipient of a photographic mentorship from the “Fonds Régnier pour la création” with VU’ agency, Paris
  • 2022, Haute Photographie,  Rotterdam
  • 2020, Corona Call, Sana Sanaa Studio, Berlin
  • 2020, Black Art Matter, Photo Schweiz Photo Festival, Zurich
  • 2020, Transition, Rotterdam Foto Festival, Rotterdam
  • 2019, Group exhibition with Aïcha Fall and Marc Posso at La Terrasse, Paris


Residencies and awards



  • 2023 - Selected artist Photography Grand Jury Prize for the 38th edition of the International Hyères Festival of Fashion, Photography and Accessories 
  • 2022 - PhotoVogue Fashion 100 , The Next Great Fashion Image Makers
  • 2021 - Prix Ellipse 2021 with Atelier Ndokette
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