A Conversation with Nathalie Herschdorfer
Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. In 2022, she was appointed Director of Photo Elysée, the cantonal photography museum in Lausanne, Switzerland. Before this, she was the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, where she organized exhibitions featuring the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Stanley Kubrick, Vik Muniz, Alex Prager, Viviane Sassen, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Andy Warhol, amongst others. She is an active voice in contemporary photography and has been invited to organize numerous exhibitions outside Switzerland. She teaches the history of photography at ECAL the Lausanne cantonal art school and is the author of several books, including: Body: The Photography Book (Thames & Hudson, 2019); Mountains by Magnum Photographers (Prestel, 2019); The Thames& Hudson Dictionary of Photography (Thames & Hudson, 2018); Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast (Thames& Hudson, 2012); and Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past (Thames & Hudson, 2011)
March 16 2023
A Conversation with Laia Abril
In this episode, Laia Abril discusses the origins of her career, her methodology, the themes she explores in her work, often related to women, such as rape and abortion. She also shares her insights from creating art out of polarizing issues, and being a woman in the art world.
Jan 30 2023
A Conversation with Violaine Lochu
Violaine Lochu tells us about her fascination with voice, which led to her art, and how this materializes in her performances and installations. She also talks about her thoughts on being a woman in her field, her work process, and all the forms her art can take.
Nov 4 2022
A Conversation with Olivia Fahmy
Olivia Fahmy tells us about her background as an art historian in relation to her curatorial work, the co-founding and running of the independent art space Tunnel Tunnel, and the question of heritage, particularly attached to her recent curation of African contemporary art.
Oct 21 2022
A Conversation with Nadine Wietlisbach
Nadine Wietlisbach is the director of the Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland since 2018. With an interdisciplinary team, she creates exhibitions, publications and projects in the field of Contemporary Photography and Arts. In 2015 She won the Swiss Art Award for Critic Publication, exhibition category, and she was the curator in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago.
Sept 20 2022