Featured Artists

 "Pair(s)" september - december 2015

Born in France in 1962, he lives and works in Paris.

Luc Delahaye started his career in the 1990s as a war photographer at the Magnum agency, covering conflicts in Lebanon, Rwanda and Bosnia. He left Magnum in 2004 and retired as a photojournalist. He continued to travel the world to take photos in a documentary style but instead of showing them in magazines, Delahaye began showing them in museums and artist books. Delahaye is today considered as an artist instead of a reporter, taking pictures in which “art photography and photojournalism converge” (Sean O’Hagan). This didn’t happen without controversy, as some critics reproached Delahaye’s way of aestheticized death and suffering in panoramic photographs. He is most famous for his photograph Taliban, showing a dead Taliban warrior lying in a ditch. “All my efforts have been to be as neutral as possible, and to take in as much as possible, and allow an image to return to the mystery of reality.” – Luc Delahaye.