Claude Pauquet is licensed by Agence VU’ since 2003. Freelance and itinerant photographer, he works between Paris and Poitiers, where he is based.
For more than twenty years he has been building up a body of work attached to the photographic fields of landscape and portraiture, and pursuing research into the transformations and observations of social territory by developing long-term personal projects: the sacred in the cities of southern India, the French coastline, the major trade fairs in Paris, the real estate crisis in Spain, the Marais Poitevin, political activists, the staging of family life or the couple.
In his latest series, Private, Family, or Dialogue with Jacques Prévert, in which he plays with the fictions of the image, he brings the participants to the heart of his story, the time to build with them a negotiated image, inviting them to invent themselves for the photograph.
He has published “Convoi vers l’Est et Retour”, a reflection on his mother’s deportation itinerary, from the Fort of Romainville to Auschwitz, Birkenau, Ravensbrück and Mauthausen and “Au bout des Certains”, a journey along the French coast.
He regularly collaborates with the press (Libération, Le Monde, La Vie, Télérama).