Photography

Doury, Claudine (1959)

We often look back at our adolescence with a mix of shame and mockery, but Claudine Doury has decided to concentrate on what remains magical about this period of our lives, observing the transition from childhood to adulthood with a caring nostalgia. From Sasha, an intimate and poetic depiction of her own daughter’s evolution to L’Homme Nouveau, a series dedicated to young boys changing into men, portraits caught in the manner of minimalist Renaissance portraits, the French photographer captures what it is like to be a teenager, its relationship to time and space, often lost in its thoughts, bored, sometimes absent or on the contrary fully present in its environment. Not only does she question how fragile, disturbing and sometimes violent the body and soul transition of this period can be, but does she also remind us how fully ourselves we were back then. To Claudine Doury to make the portrait of youth is a way of conceiving a kind of ‘self-portrait’ and by observing her work, one comes to want to return to that not-so awkward age

Claudine Doury, Tundra #1, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Tundra #1, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Storm, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Storm, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Tundra #2, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Tundra #2, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Leonid, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Leonid, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, End of Storm, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, End of Storm, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, New Camp, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, New Camp, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Le tchoum, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Le tchoum, Iar Salé, 1998, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, An August Sunday, Nergen, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, An August Sunday, Nergen, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Oultche Drum, Boulava, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Oultche Drum, Boulava, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, The bank of the Amour River #1, Nergen, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, The bank of the Amour River #1, Nergen, 1997, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Evens Dances, Anafgaï, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Evens Dances, Anafgaï, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Herd of reindeer on the tundra #1, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Herd of reindeer on the tundra #1, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Klava's Family, Sirenski, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, Klava's Family, Sirenski, 1996, from series Peoples of Siberia
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, From series Sacha
Claudine Doury, The Last Call, Aralsk, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Last Call, Aralsk, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Port, Aralsk, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Port, Aralsk, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Aral Sea, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Aral Sea, KZ, 2003, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Kolkhoz cotton, Kokand, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Kolkhoz cotton, Kokand, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Cotton harvest, Kokand, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Cotton harvest, Kokand, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The road to Samarkand, UZ, 2004, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The road to Samarkand, UZ, 2004, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Fairouz, Boukhara, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Fairouz, Boukhara, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Cousins, Samarcande, UZ, 2004, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Cousins, Samarcande, UZ, 2004, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Circus, Tachkent, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, The Circus, Tachkent, UZ, 2002, from series Loulan Beauty
Claudine Doury, Kiparisni camp, 1999, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Kiparisni camp, 1999, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Ritchnoi camp #1, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Ritchnoi camp #1, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Yantar camp, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Yantar camp, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, The marine club, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, The marine club, 1994, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Lazourni camp #2, 2002, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, Lazourni camp #2, 2002, from series Artek
Claudine Doury, German, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, German, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Dimitri, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Dimitri, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Ange, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Ange, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Stanislav #1, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Stanislav #1, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Sasha, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Sasha, 2013, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Artem, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Artem, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Iaroslav, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Iaroslav, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, German, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, German, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Nikita, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Nikita, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Alexandre, 2015, from series The New Man
Claudine Doury, Alexandre, 2015, from series The New Man
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