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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 Gallery Box 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.
The focus of her current work is found between documentary and fiction. 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.
Claudine Doury is successfully the winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award in 1999 and the World Press Photo Award in 2000 for her work on the Siberian People.
In 2004, she received the Niepce prize for all of her work.
She has published four monographs: Siberian people (Le Seuil Editions), Artek, a summer in Crimea (Editions La Martinière), Loulan Beauty (Editions du Chêne) and Sasha (Editions Le Caillou Bleu).