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Quentin Bajac is the Chief Curator of Photography at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Mr. Bajac began his career at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, where he was a photography curator from 1995 through 2003. He joined the Pompidou Center as a photography curator in 2003 and served as the Head of Photography Department there from 2007 to 2012. Among his publications are a three-volume survey of the history of photography, and guides to both the photography collections at the Pompidou and the Musée d'Orsay. His 2014 debut exhibition at the MoMa, titled "A World of Its Own: Photographic Practices in the Studio" examined the ways in which photographers and other artists using photography have worked and experimented within the studio space, from photography's inception to today.

Monika Faber is the Founder and Director of the Photoinstitut Bonartes in Vienna. Between 1999 and 2011, Mrs. Faber was the Chief Curator at the Department of Photography at Albertina Museum, Vienna. She has curated and published numerous exhibitions and publications from the early 1980s, on early modern, modernist and contemporary photographers. Among her projects: "Gegen den kalten Blick der Welt: Raoul Hausmann - Fotografien 1927-1933"; "Das Innere der Sicht. Surrealistische Fotografie der 30er und 40er Jahre"; "The Disappearance of Things: the photo-archive in museum of modern art"; "Stadtpanoramen. Fotografien der k. k. Hof- und Staatsdruckerei 1850-1860"; "Heinrich Kuehn and his American Circle."

Ruth E. Iskin is an art historian whose book Modern Women and Parisian Consumer Culture in Impressionist Painting was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 and published in Chinese in 2010. Her second book, The Poster: Art, Advertising, Design, and Collecting, 1860s-1900s is being published in the Interface series of Dartmouth, the University Press of New England in 2014. Her articles have appeared in the Art Bulletin, Discourse, Nineteenth-Century Contexts, Visual Resources, and Nineteenth-Century Art World Wide, as well as in exhibition catalogues of European museums and in anthologies. Teaching modern art and visual culture, museum and exhibition history, and gender studies, she has been a member of the faculty of the Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev till 2014 and currently lectures and teaches in Israel and abroad.

Galit Eilat is an independent curator, a writer and the founding director of The Israeli Center for Digital Art in Holon (2001 - 2010). She was the cofounder and chief editor of Maarav — an online arts and culture magazine (2004 - 2010). Between 2012 – 2013 she was the President of the Akademie der Künste der Welt. Galit Eilat projects tackle issues such as the political situation in the Middle East, activism or political imagination in art. Currently she is a research curator at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven as well as Co curator of the 31st Sao Paulo biennial.

Noam Gal is the Horace and Grace Goldsmith Curator and the Head of the Noel and Harriette Levine Photography Department at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. As a curator and a scholar, Gal has focused his academic research on the interpretation of modern visual culture, in particular photography, within the broader framework of critical cultural theory. Gal received a doctorate with distinction from Yale University in 2012, from the Department of Comparative Literature, with a thesis exploring representations of human-animal relations in the literature and photography of the Second World War. He earned his master's degree in the Cultural Studies Program at The Hebrew University and his bachelor's degree in Visual Communication at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design.





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