Misr is the romanized Arabic name for Egypt. Between 1992 and 2013, Denis Dailleux passionately discovered, loved and photographed this country where he lived for fifteen years. Several books and exhibitions have punctuated these Egyptian years, successively revealing the stages of a work that is nothing more than a part of the photographer’s life. Today appears Misr, a compendium on this period, magnificently published by Le bec en l’air. To accompany it, Galerie Camera Obscura presents a set of unpublished prints as well as some essential classics from Egypt by Denis Dailleux.
The power of flowers
After leaving Cairo, Denis turned to other horizons. India in particular attracted him and when in 2015 he visited the flower market of Coimbatore, in Tamil Nadu, he found his old passion intact (he was a florist before being a photographer). In 2019 he photographed another large market, that of Calcutta. These streets and their ancient temples, covered of flowers, fragile and ephemeral magnificence, concentrate the emotion of his encounter with India, that of his rediscovery of the power of flowers.
This exhibition bridges two eras. Images born on two continents but stemming from the same loving gaze for these popular cultures, and their enduring beauty.
Denis Dailleux : Misr / Le pouvoir des fleurs
January 7 – March 4, 2023
Opening Saturday, January 7, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Galerie Camera Obscura
268, boulevard Raspail