Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specialising in the history of photography. She is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland, where she has organised many important photography shows, including Alex Prager, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vik Muniz, Todd Hido, Garry Winogrand and Henri Cartier-Bresson. She has also been working as a curator with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) for several years, working specifically on projects dedicated to fashion photography.
Previously, she was a curator at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she worked on major exhibitions, including Face: the Death of the Portrait, and retrospectives of Edward Steichen, Leonard Freed, Ray K. Metzker or Valérie Belin.
She is the author of several books, among them The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past, and New Swiss Architecture (all published by Thames & Hudson). Her most recent publication, Body: The Photography Book includes the works of more than 175 contemporary photographers.