New York Film Academy welcomed Pauline Vermare, photography historian, curator, and writer based in NYC for a special guest lecture and Q&A as part of NYFA’s Photography Guest Speaker Series. NYFA Photography Chair David Mager along with Photographer and NYFA Senior Faculty Member Nancy Burson, curated and moderated the event.

Pauline Vermare was formerly the cultural director of Magnum Photos in New York, and a curator at both ICP and MoMA. From 2002 to 2009 she worked at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris. Pauline grew up in France and Japan. She studied Japanese at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (Paris). In 2017, she curated the “All About Saul Leiter” exhibition at the Bunkamura Museum in Tokyo. This presentation forms the basis of her upcoming book on Japanese women photographers that she is currently editing with Lesley Martin at Aperture, and is scheduled to be published in 2024. Pauline just became a Ph.D. as well as a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an honor granted by the French Ministry of Culture. She sits on the boards of the Saul Leiter Foundation in New York, and the Catherine Leroy Fund in Paris.