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Nathalie Herschdorfer
Festival Director
Photography Festival Alt. +1000, Rossinière, Switzerland

Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historiam, specializing in the history of photography.

Ms. Herschdorfer is currently Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. In 2010 she was named director of the photography festival Alt. +1000 in Switzerland for which she curated two years of programming. She has also been working as a curator with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) for several years. 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 Valérie Belin. 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. Among her recent projects are a dictionary of photography (to be published in 2015), Swiss Positions: 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building, a world-touring exhibition produced by the Swiss Confederation, and Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, a travelling exhibition produced by FEP and accompanied by a book published in 6 editions.

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.