Metropolitan Museum of Art Hires New Photography Curator

Stephen C. Pinson has been announced as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s newest curator of photography. Pinson previously worked at the New York Public Library since 2005, serving as the Robert B. Menschel curator of photography and as the Miriam & Ira D. Wallach assistant director for art, prints, and photographs there, managing the library’s 500,000 photographs as well as acquisitions and exhibitions. Pinson has also been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art; Columbia University; and at the Met in the department of photographs, where he assisted with the exhibition “The Dawn of Photography: French Daguerreotypes, 1839-1855.”

Pinson earned a masters degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University. His most recent publication is Speculating Daguerre: Art and Enterprise in the Art of L.J.M. Daguerre (2012). He will start his new post at the Met on November 2.