"As a Senegalese artist who has lived in the United States for a long time, I see myself as an African émigré. And there are many questions that are asked about the black man. Namely the black man of today, the black man of yesterday, the African of today and yesterday, and in these rather important themes I thought of the African riflemen, hence my contribution as an émigré in the global discourse around the black man. " - Modou Dieng Yacine 

Modou Dieng Yacine was born in Saint-Louis, Senegal, a French colonial establishment built in the 17th century. Dieng opens the dialogue between Africa and the West, the cultures and values that unite us, as Senegalese, but above all as African.