Clara Bouveresse

Clara Bouveresse

Clara Bouveresse received her PhD from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University in 2016. Her thesis examined the history of the photographers’ cooperative Magnum Photos since its creation in 1947. In 2017, she co-curated with Clément Chéroux the exhibition Magnum Manifesto, presented on the occasion of the cooperative’s 70th anniversary at the International Center of Photography in New York, and co-authored the accompanying catalogue (Thames&Hudson). In 2014-2015, she was a Georges Lurcy Fellow at Columbia University, New York.

She is currently preparing an exhibition for the Arles Rencontres de la Photographie festival on books published by three American women photographers in the mid-1970s.

Personal pages: HAL, academia



Histoire de l’agence Magnum. L’art d’être photographe, Paris, Flammarion, 2017

Co-author with Clément Chéroux (dir.), Magnum Manifesto, exhibition catalogue, Londres, Thames & Hudson, translated into French (Arles, Actes Sud), Spanish (Barcelone, Blume), German (Munich, Schirmer Mosel), Italian (Rome, Contrasto), 2017



« Susan Meiselas, passeuse d’images », Magazine du Jeu de Paume, Paris, janvier 2018

« Magnum Photos et les réseaux sociaux, la conquête d’une nouvelle visibilité », Communication et Langages, n° 194, December 2017, 75-85

« Le renouveau de l’approche documentaire, exemple d’une archive collaborative : Susan Meiselas, Kurdistan (1991-2009) », Transatlantica, 2014

« God Bless Bagdad. Un collage exceptionnel d’Erró au Centre Pompidou », Revue des Musées de France, February 2013


Book chapter

« Le marché de l’art à la conquête de la photographie (1991) », in Julie Verlaine (dir.) Le Comité professionnel des Galeries d’art. 70 ans d’histoire (1947-2017), Paris, Hazan, 2017