Delphine Diallo #dakart2016

Introducing the wonderful Delphine Diallo (photographer and visual artist). A graduate from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris in 1999, she worked in the music industry for seven years. Disillusioned by a world driven by mass consumption, she left her work environment and found refuge in Saint-Louis, Senegal, the hometown of her father. She discovered her extended family and started portraying them.

I wanted to express how she works from the heart when I drew on top of her photo (above) inspired by her work (below):

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She is exhibiting her work at Subabiennale as part of Dak’art 2016


A great short video giving an impression of how she works as an artist:

I love her boldness and intuitive way, she empowers me with her courage and vision for women (that we should be together and believe in each other to believe in ourselves). I somehow sense Frida Kahlo when I look at her work..

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Frida Kahlo (selfportrait as Tehuana):


Back to Africa (click on the photo’s to be directed to her website):

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screenshot from website> Back to Africa

Also make sure to follow her Instagram feed

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Instagram @delphinediallo


She published a very inspiring book called The Gift and fundraised $ 15,846 via kickstarter in order to do this!

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screenshot from her website

Below is a short video which I love:

I can make all kinds of phoney things. Blinded by it. Or I can show some really fancy movement. But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself, and to express myself honestly, now that, my friend, is very hard to do.


More art coming your way whilst I’m following the Dak’art Biennale taking place in Senegal right now! Have a look at my previous post:

Thanks so much for visiting

Love, Salam


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