Lydia Dorner is the Assistant Curator at the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne. In her early years at the museum, she assisted the curatorial team on the major exhibitions such as: Howard Greenberg, Collection (2013), Philippe Halsman, Astonish me! (2014), and William Eggleston, From Black and White to Color (2015). In 2015, she co-curated the third edition of regeneration, an exhibition and book project dedicated to the emerging photographic scene. She has also curated Paolo Woods, State (2013) and Martin Kollar, Provisional Arrangement (2016). Currently, she is working on an exhibition and book project about the history of the photobooks for children for 2018.
Lydia Dorner has taken part in several publications dedicated to photography; as contributing author to the Dictionary of Photography (Thames & Hudson, 2015), reGeneration3: Which approaches for photography? (Skira Editore/ Musée de l’Elysée, 2015), Philippe Halsman, Astonish me! (Editions Photosynthèses/ Musée de l’Elysée, 2014), and the children’s book, Des photos à lire et à compter (Musée de l’Elysée, 2015).
Lydia Dorner has degrees in both Art History and French Literature. Her current areas of research include the relationship between text and image, family photography, and re-appropriations of icons of Art History.