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Delphine Diallo

Photographer

For centuries, the art world was seen through the eyes of a small few who, under a patriarchal society, chose the aesthetic and the narrative—and whose main depiction of the sacred female body was as an objectified and sexualized woman.

Delphine Diallo aims to change this dynamic. Her intention is for every woman she photographs to feel the image she makes of them is a personal gift. “I am not taking pictures, I am giving pictures,” as Diallo puts it. By engaging in intimate conversations with her subjects, Delphine removes the sense of vulnerability that often comes with being photographed. Working with body painters and jewellery and mask makers, Diallo also uses traditional mythology and spiritual symbols to empower her subjects. Her portraiture is all about connection and exchange. She believes women are deep beings and connects with them on an emotional level. The French-Senegalese photographer spends more time speaking with her subjects than photographing them.

Some of Delphine Diallo’s clients: L’OREAL – Nike – Westfield – Gant – Tumi – United Nations – Delta – Guerlain – Y&R – UNCF – Save the Children UK – Obey Giant – Chris Rock- Swizz Beats – Bacardi – Rosario Dawson – Christian Scott – J Cole – Dreamville – Gill Peterson – National Geographic – New York magazine – Vogue Portugal – The New York times …

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Highness Blue, Hybrid 1 , 2011

Pigment inkjet on archival paper 101.6 cm x 60.7 cm, 152.2 cm x 91 cm 8
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Barbies/Awake , 2019

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 57.5 cm M 101.6 x 78 cm L 152.4 x 116.8 cm Edition of 8
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Celestial Crown , 2018

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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DNA Braids , 2018

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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Universallaw , 2017

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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Genese , 2019

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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God is a woman – Ekonda Botolo / Congo , 2020

Inkjet archival pigment print on archival paper 76,2 x 50,8 cm or 101,6 x 67,5 cm 8
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God is a woman – The oracle , 2020

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 55 cm M 101.6 x 74.5 cm L 152.4 x 111.7 cm Edition of 8
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God is a woman – Yohana, Yoruba Crown , 2020

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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Highness – Series 2 , 2016

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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Melinda and the flower , 2015

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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Shiva Awake , 2018

Pigment inkjet on archival paper S 75 x 50 cm M 101.6 x 67.8 cm L 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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The golden ratio , 2017

pigment inkjet on archival paper 8
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The Golden Age , 2021

Photo Print On Aluminium Dibond 134.4 x 77.4 cm
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The Twins and the Sunflower , 2014

Pigment inkjet on archival paper Small 75 x 50 cm Medium 101.6 x 67.8 cm Large 152.4 x 101.6 cm Edition of 8
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