After consulting the Board of Directors, Serge Toubiana, President of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, has appointed CLÉMENT CHÉROUX as Director of the Fondation HCB.
After consulting the Board of Directors, Serge Toubiana, President of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, has appointed CLÉMENT CHÉROUX as Director of the Fondation HCB. He will succeed François Hébel, who was appointed Director of the foundation in 2018, and Agnès Sire, who founded the institution alongside Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martine Franck and their daughter Mélanie Cartier-Bresson. François Hébel was behind the Fondation’s move to Rue des Archives, then of the site’s extension, which will be inaugurated on November 8, 2022. With an imposing program of nearly sixty exhibitions since 2003, Agnès Sire turned the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson into one of the world’s most prestigious institutions on photography, ensuring respect and attention to the work of its founders. Since 2018, she has dedicated herself to the foundation’s programming and artistic outreach. Clément Chéroux will take office on December 5, 2022.
"Clément is a gifted curator and a beloved colleague whose leadership of our Photography program through an exceptionally difficult period was exemplary. We celebrate his important contributions to MoMA and we take pride in his success, knowing the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson will benefit greatly from his brilliant expertise." - GLENN D. LOWRY, THE DAVID ROCKEFELLER DIRECTOR, MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
"In addition to being an excellent historian of photography, Clément Chéroux has curated numerous exhibitions of international scope, whether at the Centre Georges Pompidou, where he organized, among others, the great exhibition devoted to Henri CartierBresson in 2014—its memory remains—or in his work as Senior Curator of the Department of Photography at SFMOMA (2017-2020), then as Chief Curator of the Department of Photography at MoMA in New York (since 2020). His international experience is of inestimable value to the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris." - SERGE TOUBIANA, PRESIDENT, FONDATION HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON, PARIS, FRANCE
CLÉMENT CHÉROUX Clément Chéroux is currently Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York (2020-). He previously served as Curator (2007-12), then Head of the Photography Department (2013-16) at the Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, before taking the position of Senior Curator for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2017-2020). Chéroux is a photography historian with a doctorate in Art History. A graduate of the École nationale supérieure de la photographie in Arles, he has curated around thirty exhibitions, including the Henri Cartier-Bresson retrospective at the Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou in 2014. He has written and published more than forty books on photography and its history.
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