Denis Dailleux is a sensitive photo artist and colorist. In his latest series, he portrays the flowers and people he encountered at the Malik Ghat flower market in Kolkata.
"In this magical place along the Ganges with all its stalls full of jasmine, tuberose and hibiscus, I found perfectly composed still lifes. Nothing was to be added to the beauty of this place, I received the poetry that the flower stalls radiated like a gift." Denis Dailleux
Denis Dailleux was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has published a series of photography books, portraying Egypt, Cairo, his impressions of the revolution, and Ghana. Most recently, he published Persan-Beaumont, a book with portraits of children from a Paris banlieue, and Juliette, portraying his grand aunt.
Dailleux has been awarded several international prizes, including the World Press Photo Award in the portraits category in 2000, the Hasselblad of the town Vevey Award in Switzerland in 2000, the Fujifilm Award of Festival Terre d'Images to Biarritz in 2001, and the World Press Photo Award 2014 in the staged portraits category (2nd). In 2019, he was awarded the renowned Prix Roger Pic. His work is part of numerous private and institutional collections around the world. He is a member of Agence VU and currently lives in Paris.
Press release courtesy Galerie—Peter—Sillem.