Michel Poivert

Michel Poivert is a Professor of Art History at the University Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, where he founded the Chair of Photography History. He is also a critic, exhibition curator, and currently chairs the International College of Photography of Greater Paris. Among his notable publications are “Contemporary Photography” (Flammarion, 2018), “Image in Service of Revolution” (Le Point du Jour Éditeurs, 2006), “Gilles Caron, the Inner Conflict” (Photosynthèse, 2012), “A Brief History of Photography, an Essay” (Hazan, 2015), “Painter Photographers” (ed. Mazenod, 2017), “Gilles Caron, 1968” (Flammarion, 2018), “50 Years of French Photography from 1970 to Today” (Textuel, 2019), and “Counterculture in Contemporary Photography” (Textuel, 2022).

He has curated exhibitions such as “The Human Region” at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon (2006), “The Event, Images as Actors of History” at the Jeu de Paume in Paris (2007), “Gilles Caron, the Inner Conflict” at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (2013), “Nadar, the Norm and the Whim” at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow (2015), “Gilles Caron Paris 1968” at Hôtel de Ville in Paris (2018), “Philippe Chancel Datazone” in Arles (2019), and “Metamorphosis – Photography in France 1968-1989” at Pavillon Populaire in Montpellier (2022).