French. Born in 1959 in Blois. Lives in Paris.
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.