Denis Bourges
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  • Born in 1966 in Saint-Brieuc (France)


    Denis Bourges begun his photographic work with the evocation of the dense atmosphere of a boxing room, then he depicted what goes on behind the scenes of the Judicial Police in Paris with a series entitled “Murs de flics” (Walls of Cops).
    In 1994 he went to Mauritania where he became increasingly interested in a community of fishermen who catch sharks, then in Thailand he made a documentary on a Buddhist monastery which takes in people suffering from AIDS.
    From 1995 to 1999, he travelled around India, which is the country he most likes to photograph. One of the documentaries he made there is “Shadipur”, about a ghetto where many street artists live, and “Narmada” tells the story of a village which is resisting forced displacement, under the threat of a great dam.
    During the year 2000, Denis photographed his father’s last year of professional activity as a doctor in rural Brittany. Then he made a series entitled “Murmure, un bruit sourd qui se prolonge” (Murmur, a muffled sound that travels), about the many walls that have been built in Israel and Palestine.
    Since 2002 he has been working on a vast project entitled “Entre deux mondes” (Between Two Worlds), in which he shows that different worlds made up of different social groups can coexist in the same place and remain oblivious to one another. Priests and tourists at the Mont-Saint-Michel for instance, the poorest of the poor and the rising middle class at Victoria Station in Bombay…