Portrait of Sam Stourdzé ©️ Christian Lutz

Portrait of Sam Stourdzé ©️ Christian Lutz


Born 1973 in Paris, France.

Lives and works in Paris and Arles, France.

Once a boarder at the Villa Medici, Sam Stourdzé became director of the Rencontres d’Arles in 2014. Previously he was director of the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne and, from 2010 through 2014, editor in chief of ELSE magazine.

A specialist in images, he researches the contexts of their production, distribution, and reception. He has been curator and co-curator of numerous exhibitions and published several works, including “Le Cliché-Verre de Corot à Man Ray“; the Dorothea Lang and Tina Modotti retrospectives; “Chaplin et les images“; “Fellini, la grande parade“; and, most recently, “Derrière le Rideau: L’esthétique Photomaton“ and “Paparazzi! Photographes, stars et artistes“.