NATHALIE HERSCHDORFER IS A CURATOR AND ART HISTORIAN SPECIALIZING IN THE HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
She 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.