French. Born in 1958 in Angers. Lives in Cairo.
Represented by Agence VU'. With his renown delicacy, Denis Dailleux’s photography appears calm yet incredibly demanding. It is traced with permanent doubts and coloured by the vital personal relationship he maintains with those he frames within his camera.
His passion for people has encouraged him to take up portraiture as his preferred means of representing those with whom he would like to become close. He used this method with actress Catherine Deneuve as well as countless anonymous subjects from the slums of Cairo.
He works with the same discretion he expects from others, without complaint, and hoping that all will go as planned. Patiently, he has constructed a unique portrait of his beloved Cairo to create, between the black and whites of exemplary classicism and the colours of a rare subtlety, an absolute alternative to all the cultural and touristic clichés that clutter our thoughts.
Signed book. A book as a tribute to the Egyptian Revolution's martyrs. Denis Dailleux relates and records the upheaval and the hopes of the Egyptian civil society, which from Tahrir Square and its surroundings, are determined not to let anyone steal their revolution. Le Bec en l'air (2014) Français 104 pages 24,5 x 25,5 cm ISBN : 978-2-36744-045-3
In 2014, this series of photographs "Mother and Son" won a World Press Photo, 2nd prize in the category "Staged Portraits". Le Bec en l'air (2014) Softcover 64 pages 25 color photos Photographs: Denis Dailleux Texts: Philippe Mezescaze ISBN: 978-2-36744-059-0
Signed book Photos: Denis Dailleux Text: Abdellah Taïa Le Bec en l’air (2018) 24x31 cm, 72pages, 25 photographies en noir et blanc Couverture cartonnée, pages intérieures en soufflets Langue(s) : Français et anglais ISBN : 978-2-36744-119-1