Nathalie Herschdorfer is the New Director of Photo Elysée

A curator, art and photography historian, Nathalie Herschdorfer is appointed Director of Photo Elysée by the Plateforme 10 Foundation. She will take on the position starting June 1, 2022, after being the Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland since 2014. She is very well acquainted with our institution as she worked for the museum for over ten years as curator and exhibition director (from 1998 to 2010).  


Her in depth knowledge of photography and her experience in museum management as well as her national and international cultural network convinced the selection jury which reviewed over 50 applications and auditioned five high level candidates from Switzerland and abroad. Her strategic thinking, as well as her ideas for the further development of our museum in close cooperation with the teams of Plateforme 10 and the two other museums particularly convinced the jury.

A quote by Nathalie Herschdorfer

"I am delighted to return to the museum and take over its management as it opens a new chapter in its history. From now on, photography will no longer be isolated, but will interact with other arts. Within this new dynamic cultural center for Lausanne and its region, Photo Elysée will experience unprecedented development. This is a great challenge to be met. I look forward to joining Plateforme 10 and its teams, building a strong programme for Photo Elysée and championing the vibrancy of Lausanne’s art district."

An exceptional career

As director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland directrice du Musée des Beaux-Arts du Locle, Nathalie Herschdorfer has curated no less than 50 temporary exhibitions bringing together artists from Switzerland and abroad, including Louise Bourgeois, Stanley Kubrick, Georg Baselitz, Sol Lewitt, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vik Muniz, Todd Hido or Henri Cartier-Bresson. Artistic director of the Alt.+1000 festival, dedicated to contemporary photography, she manages several exhibition projects at an international level. In 2021, she curated the Elles x Paris Photo programme dedicated to women artists for the Paris Photo fair. She regularly appears on an international level as a curator and speaker, teaches at ECAL in Lausanne and is the author of several books on Photography.

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The Christmas Selection

The holidays are fast approaching and we have thought of you!

A varied Christmas selection of photographic books and design objects awaits you at the Photo Elysée and mudac shop.

Photographic books

  • Olivier Christinat, Pas un jour sans une nuit, Actes Sud, October 2022
  • Magali Koenig, Courir après la nuit, Actes Sud, October 2022
  • Vincent Jendly, Lux in tenebris, Vevey Images, September 2022
  • Rahel Oberhummer, Unearthed" autoédité, September 2022
  • Nicolas Rouvière, Chute, Keribus-PhotoElyse, September 2022

Design objects

  • Jewelry of Anaïde Davoudlarian
  • Jewelry by Dorothée Loustalot
  • Renaud Defrancesco, Vases flottants, 2020
  • Sylvie Godel and Jonas Meylan, Chairs in porcelain, colored resin, 2022
  • Adrien Rovero, Sedie 1 :20, 2010

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Diana Markosian

Photographer Diana Markosian (Armenia/United States, 1989) is the guest of Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of Photo Elysée, and Stefano Stoll, Director of Images Vevey as part of a special series of CONVERSATIONS.

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