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.
Hors Collection
195 x 220
Relié couverture cartonnée
35 photos colors
68 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35046-278-3
Press review
He was shot 30 copies of this book in book format, presented in plexiglass box, accompanied by an original print signed.
Three different photographs from each of 10 copies, numbered 1 to 10.
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Denis Darzacq


A graduate of the National School of Decorative Arts, Denis Darzacq made his debut in the 1980s in contact with the French rock scene and movie sets, while regularly working with headlines in the French press. The success in 1994 of a series of photographs called Only Heaven – a walk in the world of the night – allows him to embark on more personal work. He joined the VU agency in 1997 and now destined most of its production to art exhibitions and publications. His fascination with the staging of real characters in everyday environments, Denis Darzacq draws several series of photographs that quickly made its reputation. Among them, a spectacular work entitled La chute is awarded the first prize in the World Press Photo in 2007 in the Arts and Entertainment category. In 2011, he began working with people with disabilities who will give birth to Act series, published by Actes Sud and crowned the following year by the Niépce Prize.
Marie Desplechin After studying Arts, she became a journalist before devoting himself exclusively to writing novels and short stories for adults and children. This is Genevieve Brisac who encouraged to engage fully in writing. After The Backpack Alphonse and Angèle Rude Saturday for the novice writer published in 1995 a collection of short stories entitled noticed very sensitive too. Her first novel for adults, not for me, has been a resounding success. In her books, she discusses various topics with humor: the mother-daughter relationships in green, the imaginary world in Dragons in 2003 or the education of a young girl in the nineteenth century ‘Satin grenadine‘.