Clément Chéroux Joins SF MoMA as Senior Curator of Photography

Clément Chéroux has been appointed senior curator of photography in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Department of Photography. Currently chief curator of the department of photography at the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Chéroux will begin on July 1, leading SF MoMA’s photography shows, acquisition program, and publications. Prior to working at the Pompidou, he served as executive editor of the magazine Études Photographiques and lectured at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

The museum also unveiled that it received a major donation of photos from collectors Lisa and John Pritzker featuring seventy-eight works by twenty-five artists. The gift includes a group of fourteen photographs by André Kertész, Vito Acconci’s Step Piece and Waterways, 1971, and images by Lee Friedlander, Paul Graham, Garry Winogrand, and Philip Lorca di Corcia.