Represented by Agence VU'. Starting out in the daily press, then in magazines, Claudine Doury soon realised that she needed to develop her own projects in addition to her professional and editorial work. Combatting today’s fascination with speed and avoiding the pitfall of superficial snapshots, she mostly engages in lengthy projects in order to approach her subjects with greater depth.
For several years, she explored the cultures of the “little people” of Siberia, then chronicled the unlikely holiday camp in Artek, Ukraine. She also developed a sensitive exploration of the peoples of Central Asia through a palette of subtle colours.
On each of her voyages she created intertwining texts, large books, images and objects, which represent more than anything her fascination for otherness and her determination to explore the world of adolescence. In her series “Sasha (2007-2010)”, the photographer has managed to capture the passage from young girl to young adult, from childhood to adulthood. Claudine Doury, while doing so, questions the way one’s personality is being built through secret games, intimate rites, scares and adolescents’ dreams.