“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.”
– Henri Cartier-Bresson
Catarina Godinho / Companhia Portuguesa De Bailado Contemporary / Lisbon (DAF)
Diane Allford is a multifaceted photographer, multimedia artist, and visual content producer working in New York City. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and then went on to establish her career as a photo editor, picture researcher + visual content producer with BET Magazines–YSB (Young Sisters and Brothers), Emerge, and Heart + Soul magazines, Random House Publishers, Scholastic Inc., Newsweek, Business Week, NAACP’s–The Crisis Magazine and others…
Over the span of her career Diane’s influence is evident on many pages of a variety of books and consumer magazines working with art and creative directors, she commissioned and researched illustration, photography and video. After many years on the publishing side she now brings her own photography to the forefront.
Diane’s photography capture the story as it unfolds in front of her. This could mean that a fashion, documentary, portraiture or conceptual approach is needed.
Diane creates imagery using still photography and motion in some cases to tell peoples stories about the things that’s important to their lives. She’s passionate about illustrating narratives that create interest and inspiration leaving the subject with a positive experience.
PHOTO ESSAYS + FINE ART WORKS IN PROGRESS
Harlem: (2014 – 2020): A on going documentary & Fashion photography series capturing the life and activities of everyday people in Harlem
Afro-Punk Urban “Free Style” Street Fashions (2015 – 2016 – 2018) / Portraits and poses of the young fashionably and social consciously dressed people at the annual afro punk festival BROOKLYN
Day Trippin In SoHo: Art Meets Fashion Meets Architecture 2010 – 2020 / A surreal fashion and architectural photo essay documenting the modern evolution of the High Fashion Designer storefront windows and the SURROUNDing urban landscape in trendy SoHo, NY
Wall Street: Outside the Walls / A photo essay about the history of Slavery and the connection to American business, politics and culture illustrated through architectural and collage imagery
Crisis Magazine / NAACP
SOUTH COAST TODAY MAGAZINE (A feature BY ANTHONY BARBOZA FROM MY DAYS AS A PHOTO EDITOR with BLACK ISSUES BOOK REVIEW MAGAZINE)
Contributor: PhotoVogue on Vogue Italia
EyeEm Photography (Europe – 18k Followers)
Instagraming @: Diane Allford + Day Trippin In SoHo + ABOUT NEW YORK
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