Born in 1962 in Tours (France), Luc Delahaye lives and works in Paris (France).
Luc Delahaye's photographs, often taken at the scenes of current events, present a state of the contemporary world. Stemming from the documentary, they are nonetheless crafted constructions. Open and poetic, they offer the viewer a complex experience of the world, and present a nexus of formal tensions, of aesthetic and political stakes.
Luc Delahaye's photographs were shown in solo exhibitions at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2021), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA, 2007), Sprengel Museum Hanover (Hanover, Germany, 2006), Maison Rouge (Paris, France, 2006), Cleveland Museum of Art (USA, 2005), Huis Marseille (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2004), National Media Museum (Bradford, UK, 2004), Kunsthal Rotterdam (Netherlands, 2002).
His works are in many prestigious private and public collections such as : Boston Museum of Fine Arts (USA), Centre Pompidou - Musée National d'Art Moderne (Paris, France), Chrysler Museum (Norfolk, USA), Det Nationale Fotomuseum (Copenhagen, Denmark), Fonds National d'Art Contemporain (France), Fondation Antoine de Galbert (Paris, France), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, France), Frac Aquitaine (Bordeaux, France), Gemeentemuseum (Helmond, The Netherlands), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, USA), Huis Marseille (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), ICP - International Center of Photography (New York, USA), J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA), Bank of America (Chicago, USA), Lhoist (Limelette, Belgium), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (USA), Minneapolis Institute of Arts (USA), MOMA - Museum of Modern Art (New York, USA), Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris (France), Musée de Grenoble (France), Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon (Spain), National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa, Canada), National Media Museum (Bradford, UK), SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (USA), Tate Modern (London, UK), The Margulies Collection at the Warehouse (Miami, USA).
Luc Delahaye has received the following awards: Prix Pictet (2012), Deutsche Börse Photography Prize (2005), Prix Robert Capa Gold Medal (2002, 1992), Prix Niépce (2002), World Press Photo (2001, 1993, 1992), l'ICP - Infinity Award (2001), Prix Oskar Barnack (2000).
Luc Delahaye is represented by the Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2011.