Claire Corrion is an independent French reporter and photojournalist splitting her time between Lille and Istanbul. As a correspondent for Le Courrier des Balkans, she closely follows current developments in Turkey with a focus on issues pertaining to migration and minorities.
Believing that oppressed groups say a lot about a society, she has covered various related topics ranging from the difficulties faced by LGBT refugees in Turkey (Middle East Eye) to the grave threat currently endured by Turkish lawyers (Equal Times) and the pressure against rap singers (Vice).
While in Istanbul, she realized the multifaceted impact urban policies have on people’s lives and decided to report on the consequences of the 360 Tarlabaşı Project on its inhabitants. Likewise, with the project Face au Pile in France, she documented daily life in the working-class neighborhood of Roubaix where an urban renewal project is being implemented at the expense of locals who have been uprooted from their original social environment.
She holds a Master’s Degree in International and European Politics with honors from the University of Lille. Furthermore, she studied photography at Istanbul Technical University and attended a summer masterclass in visual storytelling with CAMERA (Centro Italiano per la Fotografia) and the International Center of Photography (ICP) of New York.
Claire is currently working on a long-term analog photography project in the former mining town of Raismes, in Northern France and is available for reportages, portraits, or general news assignments whether domestically or internationally.