Sam Stourdzé 萨姆•斯道兹

SAM STOURDZE is the director of Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival.

A specialist of images, his research focuses on the contexts of their production, distribution and reception. He has studied for many years the mechanisms involved in the circulation of images, concentrating on the ties linking photography, art and cinema.

He organized a number of international exhibitions as an independent curator and published several books, notably Le Cliché-Verre de Corot à Man Ray, the retrospectives of Dorothea Lange and Tina Modotti, Chaplin et les images, Fellini, La Grande parade, or recently, Derrière le rideau – L’Esthétique Photomaton. Stourdzé received a fellowship from the Villa Medicis – French Academy in Rome. He was the director the Musée de l’Elysée and editor in chief of the Magazine ELSE from 2010 to 2014.




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