I had the opportunity to meet and see the work of Senegal-born/Brooklyn-based photographer Delphine Diallo. After seeing Delphine’s work during the Bronx edition of No Commission, a art fair created and curated by hip-hop mogul Swizz Beatz, I was intrigued at her collage style and the subject of her photography. I had an uplifting and enlightening talk about her migration to America, collage art and life in general. Delphine captures life, history and presence in her photography and manages to get a side of her subjects few have seen. With strength and determination she hopes to capture the hearts and smiles of cities and humanity alike striving for a simplistically detailed view of the black experience.
Upon visiting her space I was introduced to the work I saw with an explanation of its content and meaning in society. So many aspects to this piece that caught my eye. From magazine covers to an actual bible, Delphine subconsciously creates and recreates juxtapositions that conjure up new ideas. I left more amazed then when I walked in, even though she forgot I was coming. (Laughs)