For nearly 20 years, Claudine Doury has been working on a photographic work that deals with notions of memory, transition and transition, particularly around adolescence and travel, the central themes of her work.
Series that Claudine Doury performed in the Russian Far East in the late 90s Siberian peoples was awarded the Leica Oscar Barnack Award and the World Press Award. Artek, a summer in Crimea (on a holiday camp in Crimea where teenagers of the Russian nomenklatura meet), Loulan Beauty (on the passage of time) are part of the series awarded by the Niépce Prize in 2004.
In 2018, thanks to the Marc Ladreit Photography Prize in Lacharrière, in partnership with the Académie des Beaux-Arts, Claudine Doury was able to return to Siberia to continue her work begun more than 20 years ago on the banks of the Amour River. This series will be the subject of an exhibition entitled A Siberian Odyssey to be held from October 27 to November 25 at the Academy of Fine Arts (Institut de France).
In parallel with this event, La Galerie Particulière will devote an exhibition to Claudine Doury, which will bring together the 3 components of this great saga. Indeed, through these photographs, it is the fate of men and women evolving in a social, political and cultural context that the photographer offers us to apprehend.
These two complementary exhibitions offer the unique opportunity to appreciate the strength of a subject in an approach that is both artistic and documentary.