The work of Denis Dailleux, who has been living in Cairo for the past nine years, is a lasting tribute to the generosity of the Egyptian people he fell in love with on his first visit fifteen years ago, and Mother and Son, without a doubt, his most personal work. With great respect and sensitivity, he takes us into these families' inner sanctum, where a bodybuilder son's absolute love sounds like an ode to all mothers, with the power to move viewers the world over.
Through the images of mothers and sons from Cairo, Denis Dailleux explores the intimate relationship between these two beings. With light strokes, the images deliver the feelings that animate them: pride, restraint, modesty, tenderness, sweetness. Thanks to a simple and constructed staging, Denis Dailleux puts time on hold, away from the chaos of the street and the political events which are shaking the country, to give a moving tribute to the mothers and sons of Egypt.