Christian Joschke is an art historian with a special interest in the links between arts and politics and the history of photography.
Between 2007 and 2020, he taught as a lecturer first at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and then the Université Paris Nanterre. He also held an adjunct professorship at the University of Lausanne, was a Research Fellow at the IFK in Vienna, the Ryerson Image Centre in Toronto, and for the academic year 2018–2019, with the Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University, in New Jersey, United States. He has translated books by Hans Belting — he was his assistant at the Collège de France in 2003 — and by Horst Bredekamp. He published Les Yeux de la nation. Photographie amateur et société dans l’Allemagne de Guillaume II (Dijon: Presses du réel) in 2013. More recently, he was the co-organizer of the exhibition Photographie, arme de classe. Photographie sociale et documentaire en France 1928-1936 at the Centre Pompidou (catalogue: Textuel, 2018). He also founded, with Olivier Lugon, the Transbordeur. Photographie histoire société with the publisher Macula, and together they manage the “Transbordeur” collection with the same publisher.
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