Simon Baker

Director of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) since 2018, Simon Baker holds a PhD in Art History from the University College of London (UCL). He joined the Photography and International Art Department of Tate London as a curator in 2009. In 2015, he was appointed Chief Curator of the department, with a primary role to develop the acquisition, conservation and exhibition strategy for photography. He has curated numerous shows at Tate, including those featuring the work of Boris Mikhailov, Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, Guy Bourdin, Yutaka Takanashi, Bernd and Hilla Becher, and the exhibitions "Performing for the camera" (2016), "Nick Waplington / Alexander McQueen: Working Progress" (2015), "Conflict, Time, Photography" (2014), "William Klein + Daido Moriyama" (2012), "Taryn Simon, A living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters" (2011). Simon Baker was also Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Nottingham (2004-2009). He is the author of numerous publications on art history and photography.

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