Denis Rouvre is an award winning French photographer renowned for his portraits of celebrity figures. Rouvre was born in Paris in 1967 and studied photography at the Louis Lumière College. He graduated at the age of twenty and soon after began his career as photo editor and reportage photographer for the French national press. For the past twenty years, his striking celebrity portraits have graced hundreds of international magazines including GQ, GEO, Elle, New York Times magazine and Vanity Fair Italy. Besides his better-known work in the celebrity world, Rouvre has put together photographic essays on such varied subjects as Senegalese wrestlers, addictions and wandering monks. His work has been presented in many collective and solo exhibitions worldwide including his collaborations with painter David Nal-vad.
The key to Rouvre’s success lies in his interest in getting beyond the recognised public personae of celebrities. In his portraits, Rouvre controls the external factors and allows his subjects to be themselves, revealing another, usually unexpected side. Rouvre received the second prize in the category Sports Feature Stories at the prestigious World Press Photo 2010.