Delphine Diallo, photographer, working and living in New-York. Photography © Delphine Diallo

1.Could you introduce yourself and the purpose of your artistic work?

I am a French Senegalese visual artist and portraitist photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. My work is center on womanhood, blackness, and marginalized communities, spirituality, and healing.
The black female body has been photographed as sculpture, form, and cultural furniture for a white gaze. I am creating space for a language of photography that presents black women the way they see themselves. Photographs so far in history have a very limited interpretation of people of color, so I had this amazing passion and dream to embody new mythology of women of color.

2.How important are social networks in your work?

Through the social network, I was able to create a platform for my art. Most of my opportunities have come from people who discovered my work on Instagram. I have been very consistent for years about telling the story and his meanings.

3.Could you share with us the impact of the crisis on the promotion of your work and the way you are facing this situation?

This crisis challenges me a lot. Financially and creatively, I shift my way of dealing with my daily life. Changing my thought, taking a distance from the news, doing deeper research on our idea of reality, consciousness, how vibrations, the frequency can help us to rewire our mind. I bring more attention to the present moment and I am finding new ideas. My creativity is boost with the pandemic because I can enter another space… where time disappears… very similar to Dali’s painting, specifically the melting clock.