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Dominique Delpoux

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Dominique Delpoux

Dominique Delpoux

Biography

For almost twenty years , Delpoux has used portaiture to deal with social problems, combininig appearances and connections between the subject and their environment.
From the very  beginning of her series, the questions of likeness and unlikeness , of identity and otherness have been of interest. Delpoux connects the likeness pf doubles, multiples and reflections with the connection to time and place.

In thé process of taking photos, Delpoux does not guide thé model's bearings but simply chooses the setting and moments.The bearing derives from the cultural background thus facing thé lens, each individual reveals themselves in a pose planned for the photoshoot.

Portfolio The Twins

A logical follow-up to thé work already done with thé couples of miners, as the questions of similarity lead on to the the notion of twinning. Born together,twins grow up in thé same background; contrarie to couples joined  together by connubial time, identical beings are kept apart  by life ; so ,each model is snapped at their place ,on appointed time ,then displayed beside their "double" in a diptych. Siblings who live together are presented together in thé same picture; beyond differences and reversed particulars ,surprising similarities have been impressed on the film.

Portfolio The Boxers

As previously done with series such as Men at Work and Rugby Players, a first photo is done before thé fight and a second one after, before thé man enters thé cloakroom; hère again,thé two snapshots are displayed together as they cannot possibly be parted .

Portfolio The slaughter house

Photo series done in 2012 in the slaughter house S.V.A.

Delpoux's series The Slaughter House invites us to meet the models both at work and in their private house. Presented as diptychs, they present two sides of the individual, both personal and professional with the chosen uniform reflecting their personality.

Publications

Publications: 

 2006 Christian Caujolle, Double je, Le Château d'Eau, France
2004 Armelle Canitrot, Le photojournalisme plasticien, Connaissance des Arts
2003 Nos maires, ces citoyens presque ordinaires, Tous
2001 Hervé le Goff, D'un aspect l'autre, Le Photographe
2001 Armelle Canitrot, Au boulot
1998 Les habitants de Teixeira, L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui
1996 Élisabeth Vedrenne, Duo sur pellicule, Beaux-Arts Magazine
1994 Patrick Roegiers, La galerie des mineurs, Le courrier professionnel

Exhibitions: 

2012 Chantier en scène, Musée Toulouse-Lautrec, Albi, France
2011 Visage, Centre culturel français de Yaoundé, Cameroun
2008 Los gemelos, Galeria Spectrum Sotos, Zaragoza, Espagne
2006 Double je, Le Château d'Eau, Toulouse, France
1996-97 Double vie double vue, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
1994 Portraits de mineurs, Rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles, France