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Denis Roche


Denis Roche


Denis Roche, born in Paris in 1937, is not only considered one of the most important French writers of his generation, but also a formative protagonist of a new photography in France since the 1970s. His poetic images, embedded in an autobiographical context, are about the magic of a place and always refer to the photographic process itself.
For more than 25 years, he has taken portraits of his life partner Françoise in various cultural areas of the world, thus also making time, an intrinsic element of photography, the subject matter. The intimate images of this relationship draw their surrealist charm from the power of the momentary, as well as from the deliberate creation of irritating perspective and cropping. Denis Roche, to whom a major retrospective was recently dedicated at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris, is one of the last great magicians of photography. The last time his works were shown in Austria was in 1986 at the Fotoarchiv am Museum moderner Kunst in Vienna.

Denise Roche, »26 Juillet 1989«, 1989, Irland, Silvergelatine Print
Denise Roche, »16 juillet 2000«, 2000, Silvergelatine Print
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung von Institut Français d'Innsbruck, Galerie Le Reverbère