by Denis Rouvre

Denis Rouvre

Denis Rouvre is a French photographer. Born in 1967, he lives and works in Paris.

Since 1992, Denis Rouvre has portrayed both prominent showbiz characters and ordinary people, but with extraordinary lives, whom he calls “contemporary heroes.” Many of his works, real investigations into the strength and fragility of man, were exhibited in France and abroad, from Rencontres d’Arles to FIAC, from Art Paris to the Gallery de Paris, from Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa to LiFE in Saint-Nazaire, and many others.

In 2014, the Festival d’Arles Rencontres exhibited a video installation of its latest French-inspired series: “Identities, Intimate Territories.” In 2015, the Kunst der Westküste Museum in Germany hosted “Low Tide,” and the Barbado Gallery in Lisbon presented some of his works alongside those of Nadav Kander, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Martin Parr and others as part of the exhibition “Portrait of the World.” Moreover, in the summer of 2016, the CT Gallery of Megève exhibited a selection of works from several of his series. Rouvre’s portraits have been published by the main French and international newspapers. The New York Times has released a portfolio of the “Low Tide” series.

The magic of the “Geography of the Faces” is the protagonist of the last voyage of the Earth Defenders Trilogy, conceived by Lavazza in collaboration with Slow Food. From India to Vietnam, passing through Laos, and from Sri Lanka to Indonesia, Denis Rouvre’s goal is to tell of the deep relationship that binds together the earth and the people who inhabit it: love for every coffee plant, the fight against the hostile climate, the desire to learn new techniques, respect for traditions and roles, and the union between different communities in the same corner of the world. Half man and half environment: 12 pairs of photographs with the face of a man or woman portrayed in their essence and naturalness, flanked by a landscape that represents the environment in which they live and work.