CLAUDINE DOURY

Illustration Mentor

CLAUDINE DOURY

Photographer, Member of Vu' Agency and Galerie Particulière

France, Paris
French, English, Spanish

Claudine Doury is a French photographer who lives and works in Paris.

After having been a photo editor in Paris for the “Gamma” Agency and the newspaper “Liberation” as well as for the agency “Contact Press Images” in New York, she became a freelance photographer. She is a member of the “Vu” agency and is represented at the Galerie Particulière in Paris and in Brussels.

Her photography is focused on memory and transition. This is illustrated by her first series:

“People of Siberia” documents ways of life which are slowly disappearing.
“Artek, Summer in Crimea” captures collective changes in Russian society which is in upheaval, as well as the transformations of the young people in this old pioneer camp.
“Loulan Beauty” superimposes two visions of Central Asia: the end of the Soviet model and the old scenes that remain, immemorial, carried by young modern women who resemble Loulan Beauty, but 4,000 years older.
With “Sasha”, a piece of work about the loss of a childhood, these rituals are set in place, these moments of suspension, the intersection of all possibilities.

FEEDBACKS

I have really enjoyed working with Claudine and am very glad to have the opportunity. Living in an extremely rural location it is very hard for me to make connections and interact with other photographers. I am not sure how it would compare to the face to face reviews and workshops offered at various festivals but for someone who doesn’t have easy access to those events it offers a very useful alternative.

One of the things I enjoyed most was meeting Claudine. She is talented, intelligent, witty and able to get her own experience across to others. Anyone that has taught I think will agree that that is the true challenge. Being able to work with someone so involved in and passionate about photography was exactly what I needed. She very quickly brought a level of clarity to a body of work I have been struggling with. This has enabled me to see for myself what I think is missing from the project, begin pushing it farther and taking more chances.

I have had two meetings with Claudine so far. Both have been online through Skype. In each she has gone out of her way to be prepared and maximize the time we had together. The mentoring service offered by Eyes in Progress reminds me of something a friend of mine once said; that you can start anything in isolation but you do not really develop until you step out of that. Meeting with Claudine has allowed me to take that step forward. The project may be becoming something different than I imagined but at the same time something much closer to what I wanted.” Philip LePage, www.philiplepage.com

Interviews

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- Deadlines:
There is a delay of 3 days between the date we receive the photographer’s application and the date we are able to confirm or not the session with the Mentor.

- Payment:
Right after submitting his application throughout the Eyes in Progress’s website, the photographer is invited to pay the full stated price (via an email sent from PayZen credit card payment platform).
Applications can only be processed after receiving the full payment.

- Feedback/Testimonies:
Eyes in Progress will contact the photographer once the session is done in order to ask for his feedback.

- If the Mentor is not available and the photographer chooses to cancel the process, the photographer will receive a full refund in the delay of 3 days after the photographer sends his bank details to Eyes in Progress (IBAN and BIC/ SWIFT code).

- If the photographer decides to cancel for whatever reasons after the Mentor has agreed to the session, Eyes in Progress will reimburse 50% of the paid price.