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Portrait: Denis Rouvre.

Denis Rouvre, France

French photographer Denis Rouvre has been selected as the Hasselblad Master for the Portrait Category of the competition. Born in 1967 in Epinay-sur-Seine, France, Denis now lives and works in Bagnolet and has become one of his country’s most renowned portraitists with an international reputation.

A seasoned Hasselblad user, his portraits are seen all around the world. His latest series, a collection of portraits of survivors from the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011, was published in February 2012 as a portfolio in the New York Times Magazine.

His series have been widely exhibited in France and abroad, and he has also published several books. His most recent project focuses on Man’s relationship with strength, which fluctuates between power and fragility.

 Over the years Denis has received numerous awards. His new status as a Hasselblad Master comes on the back of a Second Prize Sport Feature Stories (Senegalese Wrestlers) in the 2010 World Press Photo, a Third Prize in the Portrait Single category (Tsunami Survivors) of the 2012 World Press Photo and Second Prize in the People Section of the 2011 Sony World Photography Awards.


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