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b. 1958, France

Denis Dailleux Biography

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. His photographs have been exhibited internationally in Paris, Marrakech, Accra, and across the world. Dailleux has been awarded several international prizes, including the Monographies Award in 1997, 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). He is a member of Agence VU and currently lives in Paris.

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'Imbued with his distinctive delicacy, Denis Dailleux's photographic work appears calm on the surface, yet is incredibly demanding, run through by an undercurrent of constant self-doubt and propelled by the essential personal bond he develops with those (and that which) he frames with his camera. His passion for people has naturally led him to develop portraiture as his preferred means of representing those whose true self he feels an urge to get closer to. Which he has, with actress Catherine Deneuve as well as with countless anonymous subjects from the slums of Cairo, working with the same discretion, waiting to get from his subjects what he is hoping they will offer him, without ever asking for it, simply hoping that it will happen. That is how he has patiently constructed a unique portrait of his beloved Cairo to create, with black and whites of exemplary classicism and colours of rare subtlety, the definite alternative to the heaps of cultural and touristic clichés which clutter our minds.' – Christian Caujolle, Founder of Agence VU.

Text courtesy Galerie—Peter—Sillem.

Denis Dailleux Featured Artworks

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Le dos pudré à James Town, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxLe dos pudré à James Town, Ghana, 2009C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
5 garçons près de la rivière Volta, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis Dailleux5 garçons près de la rivière Volta, Ghana, 2013C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
La main à Apam, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxLa main à Apam, Ghana, 2013C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Garçon à la plage à James Town, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxGarçon à la plage à James Town, Ghana, 2009C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Port de James Town, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxPort de James Town, Ghana, 2013C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Douche à Biriwa, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxDouche à Biriwa, Ghana, 2016C-print, mounted, framed
80 x 80 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Petite fille au sac plastique, James Town, Ghana by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxPetite fille au sac plastique, James Town, Ghana, 2009C-print, mounted, framed
120 x 120 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery
Carcasses de chèvres by Denis Dailleux contemporary artwork
Denis DailleuxCarcasses de chèvres, 2014C-print
38 x 38 cm
Galerie—Peter—Sillem Contact Gallery

Denis Dailleux Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Denis Dailleux, Ghana at Galerie—Peter—Sillem, Frankfurt
Closed
18 January–22 February 2020 Denis Dailleux Ghana Galerie—Peter—Sillem, FrankfurtFrankfurt

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