Born in 1961 in Paris.
A 1986 graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Denis Darzacq began his career by covering the French rock scene, and became a set photographer on many feature films. Since 1989, he has contributed regularly to French daily Libération and to other national press titles. In 1999, the Ministry of Culture commissioned a project from him on French youth. After winning the Altadis award in 2000 with his series Ensembles, which he showed at the Rencontres d’Arles 2005, he gained international acclaim with the World Press Photo 2007 awards (1st prize, Stories) for his series La Chute. Two recent exhibitions, at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin in Paris and the Château d’Eau in Toulouse, have underscored the coherence of his past 10 years' work on the place of the individual in today's society.