Sam Stourdzé has been Director of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (Switzerland) since 2009, and specialises in photography. His research focuses on the production, diffusion and interpretation of photographs. The mechanics involved in the circulation of images are of particular interest to him, especially at the crossroads of photography, arts and cinema.
He has organised numerous exhibitions and published several books, including Le Cliché-Verre de Corot à Man Ray, Dorothea Lange and Tina Modotti retrospectives, as well as Chaplin in Pictures. In 2009, Stourdzé curated Fellini, The Great Parade at the Jeu de Paume in Paris.