Born 1973 in Paris, France.
Lives and works in Rome, Italy.
Sam Stourdzé focuses on contemporary photography and the relationships between art, photography and film. He has curated many exhibitions and written several reference works. In 2007 he was a resident in the cinema section at the French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici. Mr. Stourdzé was director of the Musée de l'Élysée in Lausanne, Switzerland from 2010 to 2014 and editor-in-chief at the photography magazine ELSE before heading the Rencontres d'Arles from 2014 to 2020, when he was appointed director of the French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici. His project focuses on the idea of artistic, social and European mobility.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture