Alain Daussin 1


The Belgian Alain Daussin, who was born in Gembloux (Belgium) started photography studies in 1977 in a school of the City of Brussels. After three years, he entered the labour market. But he was soon discovered by the “Photo” magazine (France), and his pictures were published under the heading ‘young talent’. From that time on, he worked for lots of magazines and advertising campaigns. He specialized in female photography. In 1983, his career was launched: some of his pictures were spread in the whole world through the publishing of black and white art posters and postcards (Catch publishing, Verkerke, Art Unlimited). In 1985, he received the Eurobest Award of advertising for his picture in the Belgian campaign " Le soir, les hommes accouchent ". Although he was more famous for his black and white pictures, he did not abandon the colour pictures. Since the middle of the eighties, he has collaborated on a regular basis with magazines such as "Photo", "Max", "Telerama", "Zoom" in France or "Elle", "Knacht", "Donna", "Per lui" in Italy, "Stern" in Germany, for "Amateur Photographer's" in London ... He had an exhibition in London in the Portfolio Gallery within the framework of the festival of contemporary art as well as in Rome and Milan in 1990 within the framework of an exhibition that was organized by Lancôme, called "Imagine Donna, La femme de 1940 à nos jours". In 2000, he exhibited at the Bortier gallery in Brussels a work called "Corps et Eau". He joined the " Getty images " group in 1997. Today, Alain Daussin lives in Brussels and keeps working for advertising (Bultex, Renault (Award), Vedior, Mac- Leans, Le Soir, ...) and collaborating with the biggest European magazines.