Daniel Dabriou was born and lives in Guadeloupe, his interest in the world through photography goes back to his childhood. Coming from a cultural environment shaped by orality, he never ceases to question the relationship between the image and the word. His photographic approach is both documentary and plastic. The human being is the basis of his photographic research, in all its complexity. His work is hybrid, it is done in digital and analogical, with a field camera.
For Daniel Dabriou the camera is an access to another temporality of the photo. For several years, he has been particularly interested in the old photographic printing processes, callitype, cyanotype…, for the poetry they intensify in the image. His practice is plural, he refuses the confinement in a type of photography and prefers to travel and explore different territories. He uses the poetic dimension of the image to move away from the archetypes representative of the Caribbean territories. He regularly intervenes as a photography teacher in preparatory classes for art school.
Since 2010, he presents his work in various cultural events and group or solo exhibitions in Guadeloupe and the Caribbean and in France.