Kader Diaby is a photographer, art director and fashion designer based in Abidjan. He has been interested in different art and design practices for several years. Photography became a primary tool of expression with the use of Instagram. He quickly ventured into exploring more content-based narratives with his 35mm film camera. Since then, Diaby has developed a very unique universe blending art, fashion and portraiture photography. For him art is not meant to be beautiful but to arouse ones emotion, to show the world as we perceive it.
Questioned to elaborate on his practice with the medium photography, Diaby replies: “With photography I address subjects such as my own individuality opposed to how we as Africans define ourselves as a whole in the present day, and how my generation is navigating within our globalized world that tends to standardized cultures.”