"Artek" children's camp has opened in the Crimea June 16, 1925. On the first shift came 80 pioneers from Moscow, Ivanovo-Voznesensk and Crimea. The very next year, Artek was visited by the first foreign delegation - pioneers from Germany. At first the boys lived in canvas tents. Later on the shore of light plywood built houses. In the 1930s, thanks to built in the upper park winter housing, Artek has been gradually transferred to the year-round work.
We invite you to view a selection of photos of Claudine Dori (Claudine Doury), which is a member of «VU» agency. She chose for their reports two main themes - the study of changes in the countries of Eastern Europe, as well as the metamorphosis of adolescence life
In 2004 a book was published in Paris Claudine "Artek - summer in the Crimea," in which the collected photos taken Frenchwoman since 1994 to 2003. Perhaps this series - perhaps the only selection of photos about the real life of Artek. There are no boring staged photo, dry and formal. All images Claudine - is a true story about Artek life, about growing thin and experiences
In some photos of Claudine called absolute delight, others subjected them to devastating criticism. As one counselors said: "It's just awful! Her children clothing lying on the bedspreads! Moreover, they also play cards ... "And five years after the publication of the album happened that he appeared in the controversial case of the children of the camp administration of corruption, going as evidence. Ukrainian psychologists reproached Dory that she took a series of photographs for the "adults who are prone to pedophilia»