After consulting with the Board of Directors, Rencontres de la photographie president Hubert Védrine appointed CHRISTOPH WIESNER as the festival’s director. He succeeds Sam Stourdzé, who has been appointed director of the Académie de France in Rome-Villa Médicis.
Mr. Wiesner will take up his position in September 2020.


In 1997 he joined the Esther Schipper gallery in Berlin as an employee. Then he became its director. In 2012 he returned to France to join the Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris as senior director.

Since 2015, he has been artistic director of Paris Photo, where he canvasses new galleries and publishers and develops the opening up to emergence and film, which is framed each year by a renewed cultural program.

(photo:  Jérémie Bouillon)
Posted on 26.06.2020
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