Join Christine Barthe, curator of Photographs:An early album of the world as she discusses the photographs in the exhibition and how the development of photography helped to shape the world view of people and cultures in the 19th century.

CHRISTINE BARTHE
Curator
Head of the Photographic Collections Heritage Unit at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
Christine Barthe is Curator, Head of the Photographic Collections Heritage Unit at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac. She leads an important acquisition policy of old and contemporary worldwide photography. She lectures and makes research stays on contemporary non-western photography in Asia, Latin America and Africa. She published different essays on the exploration of photography in the 19th century and historical uses of photography for anthropology.
Christine curated many exhibitions at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac : Nocturnes de Colombie, images contemporaines (2013), Patagonie, Images du bout du monde (2012), Camera Obscura (2007), Le Yucatán est ailleurs, Expéditions photographiques (1857-1886) de Désiré Charnay (2007). She co-curated, with Xavier Barral, the exhibition Martin Gusinde, L’esprit des hommes de Terre de Feu in Arles (2015), Kyoto, Ushuaia, Argentina (2015) and Santiago, Chile (2016).
She published L’esprit des hommes de la Terre de Feu, El Espiritu de los Hombres de Tierra del Fuego, ed Xavier Barral, 2015, and wrote an essay in Contemporary Art Colombia, TransGlobe Publishing, 2017. She is member of the selection committee for the grant program Les Résidences photographiques du musée du quai Branly, dedicated to contemporary photography. She is curating a large show dedicated to contemporary creation in photography and video installations through the world, which will be held in 2020 in at the musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac.

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