Champion of Change: Delphine Diallo


Delphine Diallo is a Brooklyn-based French and Senegalese photographer, but it wasn't until her thirties that she discovered her love for photography – and her life’s purpose.

She credits this awakening to her mentor, photographer Peter Beard, who gave her the tools she needed to open doors and pursue her vision. Ever since then, she has worked towards representing women of color through her art by shedding light on the idea that beauty has no set standard.

By creating inclusivity within her photography, she draws attention to unique faces and the importance of beauty in diversity. Delphine has been in the field for eight years and she already has a wide variety of work under her belt, ranging sports to non-profit photography. Currently, she is working on a book that will feature portraits of New York women, which she hopes will incapsulate a new vision of 21st century women that values diversity and strives to create unity.

Although this mission will not be easy, she has no doubt that, by helping women realize how beautiful they are, solidarity among other women will be found. Delphine passionately believes that women need to support one another for the good of all women and works hard to share her mission with the world in a real and beautiful way.

Delphine is one of the many inspiring people selected as part of our Champions of Change campaign, which honors individuals who have made a difference in the lives of women and girls in the Metro New York area or globally.