Clément Chéroux was appointed MoMA’s Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography in 2020. He oversees the collection and diverse program of exhibitions, events, and acquisitions for the Department of Photography. Prior to joining MoMA he was Curator (2007–12) and Chief Curator (2013–16) of Photography at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and most recently he held the position of Senior Curator of Photography (2017–20) at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Chéroux is a photo-historian and holds a PhD in art history. He has curated more than 30 exhibitions, including Mémoire des camps. Photographies des camps de concentration et d’extermination nazis, 1933–1999 (2001), The Perfect Medium: Photography and the Occult (2004), La Subversion des images: Surréalisme, photographie, film (2009), Shoot! La photographie existentielle (2010), Henri Cartier-Bresson (2014), Paparazzi! Photographers, Stars and Artists (2014), Walker Evans (2017), The Train, RFK’s Last Journey (2018), snap+share: Transmitting Photographs from Mail Art to Social Networks (2019), and Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes (2019).

As author or editor, he has published more than 40 books and catalogues about photography and its history, including L’Expérience photographique d’August Strindberg (1994), Fautographie, petite histoire de l’erreur photographique (2003), Diplopie, l’image photographique à l’ère des médias globalisés: essai sur le 11 septembre 2001 (2009), Vernaculaires, essais d’histoire de la photographie (2013), Avant l’avant-garde, du jeu en photographie (2015), and Si la vue vaut d’être vécue, miscellanées photographiques (2019).