Denis Rouvre is a French photographer. Born in 1967, he lives and works in Paris.
Since 1992, Denis Rouvre has been shooting portraits of stars in the limelight and anonymous beings with ordinary lives and extraordinary fates, those he names himself his “contemporary heroes”. A number of his personal series, investigations into the power and fragility of man, have been exhibited in France and abroad, at Rencontres d’Arles, FIAC, and Art Paris, Pinacothèque de Paris, Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa, LiFE in Saint-Nazaire… Rencontres d’Arles festival has presented in 2014 his latest series on French people, as a video installation, Identities, intimate territories. In 2015, Museum Kunst der Westküste in Germany presents Low Tide and Barbado Gallery in Lisbon will present some of his works in the group show “Portrait of the world” with those of Nadav Kander, Arno Rafael Minkkinen, Martin Parr, and others. Also, CT Gallery presents this summer a selection of works from different series.
Rouvre’s portraits have been featured in the press both in France and abroad. The New York Times Magazine published a portfolio of the series Low Tide.
He has been awarded several highly prestigious prizes, such as the World Press Photo three times, in 2013 for an image from his series Sumo, in 2012 for an image from his series Low Tide, in 2010 for his Lamb series, the SONY World Photography Award 2011 for his After Meeting series, and a Hasselblad Masters Portrait in 2012.
He has also several books to his credit, including Sortie de match (Editions de la Martinière), Lamb (his work on Senegalese wrestlers) and Low Tide – Le Japon du chaos, both been published by Somogy Editions d’Art. His most recent work, Identities, Intimate territories, has also been published by Somogy Editions d’Art in 2014.
His work is in several public and private collections such as Pinacothèque de Paris, Société Générale, Tjibaou Cultural Centre,…
Denis Rouvre is represented in Paris by Hélène Bailly Gallery, in The Hague by Project 2.0 Gallery, in Antwerp by Axel Pairon Gallery, in Tel-Aviv by 32 Gallery and in Lisbon by Barbado Gallery.