For the 2019 edition of Photo Basel, we are pleased to present landscapes, still lives, and portraits by two highly acclaimed photo artists, circling around the theme of tranquility: Robert Voit (German, b. 1969), a former masterclass student of Thomas Ruff, and Denis Dailleux (French, b. 1958), two-time-winner of the World Press Photo Award, among many other prizes. Their images in the show will include photographs from Japan, India, and Egypt.
Denis Dailleux was born in 1958 in Angers, France. He has published a series of photography books, portraying Egypt, Cairo, Ghana, and the French banlieuePersan-Beaumont. 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, the Fujifilm Award of Festival Terre d'Images in Biarritz in 2001, the World Press Photo Award 2014 in the staged portraits category (2nd), and the Prix Roger Pic in 2019. He is a member of Agence VU and currently lives in Paris. His work is held in various institutional and private collections such as Collection privée Agnès B., Fond National dʼArt Contemporain, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, and Collection Neuflize Vie.
Robert Voit, born 1969 in Erlangen, studied with Gerd Winner at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich before becoming Thomas Ruff‘s master class student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2001. From 2011 to 2013 Robert Voit taught as a lecturer and guest professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg. With New Trees (Steidl, 2014) and The Alphabet of New Plants (Hatje Cantz, 2015), he presented two highly acclaimed monographs, each of which was awarded the German Photo Book Prize in silver. Robert Voit has received numerous prizes, including the Sophie Smoliar Award (2000), the European Architecture Photography Prize (2003), the hausderkunst Prize (2004) and the sponsorship of the International Lake Constance Conference. Robert Voit has held the photographer's residence in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the artist's residence La Brea Matrix in Los Angeles. His work is part of numerous public and private collections. Robert Voit lives in Munich.