The 1st edition of "The Fall" was published in 2007. The book was a huge succes and was sold out quickly. So, Filigranes and Denis Darzacq decided to publish an enhanced edition of this book with new images, a different format, a new layout and an unpublished text by Marie Desplechin.
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La Chute makes the connection between photojournalism and Denis Darzacq’s artistic search crystal-clear. Inspired by a press report on hip-hop dancers, the series captures young dancers during leaps and jumps, with no recourse to any digital manipulation. Their bodies impose their en¬ergy, their lightness and their inventiveness on the dense geometry of the city space they invade. Darzacq borrows street culture’s very forms of expression and uses them as a tool for freedom. In a daring leap, youth fleetingly tears itself free of the weight of society. La Chute won 1st prize in the Arts and Entertainment category of the World Press Photo 2007 awards.