THE ONE ART PROJECT
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER
Lucien Dieng aka Damel is an artist photographer and filmmaker based in Washington D.C. He started his career in visual arts in Dakar, Senegal in 2001 as a computer graphist in the first cartoon studio in West Africa. He worked for local tv stations, video production studios and as a freelancer in video editing, motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation and directing on a variety of projects. In 2007 he co-founded a local production company with a friend, which they ran successfully until 2011, when Damel moved to the US. In parallel Damel's passion for photography grew steadily from his first shots in 2003 to his first exhibition in 2010 during the Dakar Art Biennial in Senegal. Art has always been a passion for him. His self-taught background encouraged him into insightful conversations with artists and visual craft professionals. Such exchanges and his passion for filmmaking and storytelling ultimately led to the creation of The One Art Project.