Régis Defurnaux was born in Namur in 1976 and lives in Belgium. After a childhood spent in a small river valley, he discovered other worlds through long stays abroad, playing music and experiencing. Plunged very young in the middle of painters, he started to photograph at the age of 12 for the aesthetic dimension of images, before understanding the narrative strength and the intuitive nature of this language. He later studied history, anthropology, and philosophy strengthening its relationship to making images.
Deeply questioned by contemporary realities, he focuses on stories that require a capacity of simultaneously perceiving details and issues. In difficult and subtle human contexts (a Palliative Unit, the Geisha world, the muslim communities of its hometown, ...), he has demonstrated an ability for taming a subject, often beginning by questioning his own perception and identity as an european man.
The reportages of Régis Defurnaux have been exhibited or presented at the Mall Gallery in London, the European Parliament in Brussel, the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, the Exhibition Center of Montreal, the National Institute of Art History in Paris, and the Espace MAGH in Brussel.