Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. She is the Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. She has also been working as a curator with the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP) for several years. In 2010, she was named director of the photography festival Alt. +1000 in Switzerland for which she curated two years of programming.
Previously, she was a curator at the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, where she worked for twelve years on major exhibitions, including Face: the Death of the Portrait, and retrospectives of Edward Steichen, Leonard Freed, Ray K. Metzker and Valérie Belin. She is an author of several books, among them The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography (2015), New Swiss Architecture (2015), Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast (2012), Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past (2011). She is currently working on a survey show dedicated to Alex Prager and a book on contemporary photography titled The Body Now (2018).