Since the mid-1990s, Denis Darzacq has been developing personal work. From press photography, which, like other French photographers of his generation, was the cradle of his artistic practice, he kept above all a keen eye on contemporary society and a method. Denis Darzacq has become convinced that a constructed image can serve his analysis of society more effectively. Since 2003, he has used staging. By their state or their pose, the staged bodies upset the established order, without ever tipping the image into the spectacular. The book retraces the journey of Denis Darzacq who present photographs extracted from major series. In particular The Fall and Hyper which oppose two realities without digital manipulation, Act and Act II which invite reflection on the complexity of the individual, beyond the assigned and reducing status of disabled persons. Finally, Recomposition and Counterforms make the body disappear over the course of the photographs to give way to an artist’s reflection on abstraction. Denis Darzacq Born in 1961, Denis Darzacq lives and works in Paris. A graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts...
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