Photography Festival Alt. +1000, Rossinière, Switzerland
Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. As Director of the Photography Festival Alt. +1000 in Switzerland and Curator at the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP),
Previously, she was a curator at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, where she worked for twelve years on major exhibitions, including Face: the Death of the Portrait, and retrospectives of Edward Steichen, Leonard Freed, Ray K. Metzker and ValérieBelin. She is the author of “Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past” (2011), editor of “Le Corbusier and the Power of Photography” (2012) and co-author, with William A. Ewing, of “reGeneration: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today”, two books dedicated to emerging photography on the international scene.
Herschdorfer has been a freelance curator since 2010, she has curated several exhibitions, including The Youth Code for the 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale (Korea), and Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, a travelling exhibition produced by FEP accompanied by a book published in six editions. She is currently working on a dictionary of photography, to be published in 2014, and an exhibition and book on photographs of adolescents.
Ms. Herschdorfer is interested in seeing series of works with visual and conceptual strength, suitable for exhibitions and books. She can offer advice and editing. Ideally she would like to see, one to three series of photographers presented in a portfolio. Screen-based presentations are suitable only for moving image works. As a curator of art exhibitions, Ms. Herschdorfer is not interested in commercial photography. She can offer participation in exhibitions or publications that fit her curatorial research. She speaks French and English.