Luc Delahaye was born in 1962 in Tours (France). He lives and works in Paris (Paris).
Luc Delahaye started his career as a photojournalist. In 1986, he joined the Sipa Press agency and dedicated to the war reporting. He went to Lebanon, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Bosnia, Yugoslavia, Chechnya. Then, in 1994, he joined Magnum Agency and collaborated with many international reviews as Newsweek. In 2004, he left Magnum to dedicate to his personal artistic work, which has begun since the 2000's.
His works has been the object of major solo exhibitions, in particular at the : J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, USA, 2007), Sprengel Museum Hanover (Hanover, Germany, 2006), Maison Rouge - Fondation Antoine de Galbert (Paris, France, 2006), Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, USA, 2005), Huis Marseille (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2004), National Media Museum (Bradford, UK, 2004), Kunsthal Rotterdam (The Netherlands, 2002).
His work joined 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 many awards such as : 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).
His artistic work has also been published in: Portrait/1 (Sommaire, 1996), Memo (Hazan, 1997), L'Autre (Phaidon, 1999), Winterreise (Phaidon, 2000), Une Ville (Xavier Barral, 2003), History (Chris Boot, 2003), Luc Delahaye 2006-2010 (Steidl, 2011).
Luc Delahaye has been represented by la Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris/Brussels, since 2011.