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feature: “photos that celebrate – and challenge – feminine ideals” – the ny times spotlights photographer delphine diaw diallo

August 19, 2015

Check out these striking portraits from Brooklyn-based photographer Delphine Diaw Diallo. The hair-inspired images were recently highlighted by The New York Times as “photos that celebrate – and challenge – feminine ideals”, a feature which includes Diallo’s collaborative work with hair sculptor Joanne Petit Frere. In regards to this collaboration, The Times writes: “Frere asked Diallo, a graduate of the Academie Charpentier of Visual Arts in Paris, to photograph her work, and the two started working together on a series of increasingly revealing portraits. Diallo, who was born to a Senegalese father and a French mother in Paris, was attracted to the idea of women recreating themselves — and wanted to challenge traditional notions of femininity and eminence”. Explore below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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“hybrid 23,” 2015. A collaboration with the artist Laolu Senbanjo

“hybrid 18,” 2015. Hair by Tishna Jacques. Delphine Diaw Diallo

“hybrid 16,” 2015. Hair by Tishna Jacques. Delphine Diaw Diallo

“hybrid 23,” 2012. Hair by Joanne Petit Frere. Delphine Diaw Diallo

hybrid 24,” 2012. Hair by Joanne Petit Frere. Delphine Diaw Diallo

“hybrid 8,” 2012. Hair by Joanne Petit Frere. Delphine Diaw Diallo

“hybrid 8,” 2012. Hair by Joanne Petit Frere. Delphine Diaw Diallo

From left: L’Enchanteur twins; model; Joanne Petit Frere, 2012. Delphine Diaw Diallo

Joanne Petit Frere working with model, 2012. Delphine Diaw Diallo

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http://www.delphinediawdiallo.com/

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