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DALLAPORTA, Raphaël

Raphaël DallaportaBorn in France in 1980.

Raphaël Dallaporta has made himself a reputation for his scrupulous methodology and his commitment to documentary.

Putting “neutral” images side by side with texts on human violence, he triggers awareness of contemporary situations that often pass unnoticed. In his personal projects the dignity of victims is a key concern.

His work has been shown a few times at the Rencontres: in 2004 Antipersonnel was selected by Martin Parr and went on to become a monograph; in 2006 Raymond Depardon chose Esclavage domestique (Domestic Slavery) for the festival’s Politics and Society section. Two years later, Fragile featured at the New York Photo festival and in 2011, nominated by Sam Stourdzé for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles: Ruins (Season 1).

He also took part in some collective exhibitions: Madame la Présidente in 2007; France 14 in 2010 and Transition, Social landscapes in 2013.


A winner of the International Center for Photography’s Infinity Award, Dallaporta has works in the collections of the FNAC chain, the Maison Européenne de Photographie in Paris and the Elysée Museum. He is currently working on the project Ruine(Ruin) in Afghanistan and his next exhibition is scheduled for September 2011 at Foam in Amsterdam.