Mother and Son
Staged Portraits, second prize stories
Ali and his mother.
Egyptian bodybuilders pose with their mothers. In Egypt, perfecting one’s physique is a popular pursuit, and can be a source of family pride.
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About the photographer
Denis Dailleux was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has published a series of photography books all portraying Egypt, Cairo and his impressions of the revolution. His photographs have been exhibited internationally in Paris, France, Accra, Ghana, and in Siem Reap, Cambodia among other places.
Dailleux has been awarded several international prizes, including the Monographies Award in 1997, the World Press Photo Award in the portraits category in 2000, the Hasselblad of the town Vevey Award in Switzerland in 2000 and the Fujifilm Award of Festival Terre d'Images to Biarritz in 2001. He is a member of Agence VU and currently lives in Cairo, Egypt, where he works as a portrait photographer.