Born in Beirut, Dalia receives a diploma in photography from the Universite Saint-Esprit Kaslik in 1999. Since then her work revolves around social and political stories in the Middle East.
In 2005 she works as photo editor for the Associated Press in Beirut and quits end of 2006 after the Israeli offensive on Lebanon and its aftermath. Since then she is back to documenting mostly the aftermath of Lebanon’s wars and its social issues.
Her pictures have been published on the BBC, Aperture Magazine, Eyemazing, The Times UK, Monocle, Financial Times, Le Monde, WSJ, Time’s Lightbox, Washington Post, Al-Jazeera America, Bite Magazine, Ibraaz, MERIP, Le Nouvel Observateur, The National and Transit Beirut etc.
Her NGO clients include UNEP, UNHCR, Amnesty International, Action Aid, Italian Cooperation, Save the Children etc.
Her photographs have been exhibited widely in Europe, South America, US and the MENA region.
In 2012 she receives the Honorary Mention in the Multimedia Section at AnthropoGraphia – Human Rights Through Visual Storytelling for the photofilm the Missing produced by Benjamin Chesterton of Duckrabbit
In 2011, the Missing, gets shortlisted for the Multimedia category for the Prix-Bayeux. The same year her photographs of the Missing were commended for the Freedom to Create prize. At the end of 2011 she receives the Documentary Photography Project Audience Engagement Grant by the Open Society Institute; a grant that allowed her to engage the youths of Lebanon in the issue of the Missing
Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris, France).
She is one of the main co-founder of the collective Rawiya until she decided to quit in March 2013 to continue her own personal projects.
She is currently based in Beirut, Lebanon working on her own personal projects and freelancing for several international publications.