Fleur Femmes: A Personal Project by Dirk Rees

13 March 2020

Inspired by an old image of an ageing tradition Dirk travelled to Senegal in search of the Flower Ladies – Fleur Femmes.

Dirk didn’t know that he would find the actual woman in the reference picture called Coumba Diouf still selling flowers in Senegal 25 years since the picture was taken – and here she is now – Dirk’s portrait of her alongside the inspirational and original picture!

Coumba Diouf allowed Dirk to bring her family of Fleur Femmes together in order to create portraits of the past and present generations of flower sellers.