Born in 1958 in Angers. Lives in Cairo. 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.


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