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Gamma auction: 50 years, 50 prints in favor of Reporters Without Borders

An auction of photographs of the Gamma agency is held on Sunday, October 23 at 7PM at the City of Ar...

5th edition of the Photoreporter Festival of Saint-Brieuc

Created in 2012, the photojournalist Festival in the bay of Saint-Brieuc (Britanny) launches its fif...

Boutographies : Call for submissions, until November 13

As every year the Boutographies launch their call for submissions for its next edition, which will h...
Chelsea Girls, 1966 © Alan Aldridge
Chelsea Girls, 1966 © Alan Aldridge

At the border of art and fashion, Kourtney Roy combines fiction and self-portraiture in her too-perfect women encapsulated in the banality of another era. Immersed in their imaginations, these sublime women are placed in settings which are transformed into spaces where narrative struggles to occur. In her superb presence, the heroine waits for the other to give her meaning. Her self-portraits are films that last a single frame. In her work, housewives, secretaries, Wonder Woman and a femme fatale question stereotypes of women and offer parallel lives. “I write stories in my head. The imaginary world seems much more interesting that the reality imposed on us by society.”

Kourtney Roy was born in 1981 in Canada, where she grew up. She studied art and design, graduating from the Université Emily Carr in 2004. Both a model and a photographer, Roy leaned more towards photography, which gave rise to her interest in her surroundings and her strong ties with the real. She began to take self-portraits, finding it easier to embody the characters herself rather than directing models.

The world of Kourtney Roy is sometimes compared with that of Cindy Sherman, Guy Bourdin and William Eggleston, with whom she shares an extreme fascination for color.

Carole Lambert 

March 6 – April 5, 2014
Galerie Catherine et André Hug
40 rue de Seine – 2 rue de l’Echaudé, 75006 Paris

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Kourtney Roy
Recent self-portraits

Borderline between art and fashion, Kourtney Roy combines fiction with self-portrait, exploring the strange aspects of daily life through the characters she incarnates,some exceedingly perfect women locked in banality. Absent from themselves, these women are featured in installat...

Kourtney Roy
La Carte Blanche PMU 2014

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Kourtney Roy at La Galerie de L’hôtel Jules & Jim

In partnership with the Galerie Catherine & André Hug, La Galerie de l’Hôtel Jules & Jim is exhibiting the work of photographer Kourtney Roy through April 5th, including a selection of the famous self-portraits of the young Canadian artist. Welcome to K...

Northern Noir, New Book by Kourtney Roy

The Canadian photographer Kourtney Roy presents her new book published by Éditions la Pionnière. Northern Noir was photographed during the summer and winter of 2015 in Northern Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. My intent was to create a series of film stills taken from an u...

Kourtney Roy : Enter as fiction
A la galerie Catherine et André Hug

Catherine & André Hug present since Octobre 29th, the young canadian photographer Kourtney Roy, famous for her displaced self-portraits. Enter as fiction is the second solo exhibition by Kourtney, whose self-portraits plunge us into an imaginary universe where remnants of th...

Regardez voir : Robert Doisneau’s work on France Inter

Every week, L’Oeil de la Photographie presents the radio program Regardez voir, produced by Brigitte Patient on France Inter. Replay of the meeting around work of Robert Doisneau, famous french photographer (program from November 2014). This summer, Regardez-voir presents e...