After consultation with the Board of Directors, the president of the Rencontres de la photographie, Hubert Védrine, appointed Christoph Wiesner as director of the festival. The artistic director of Paris Photo succeeds Sam Stourdzé, who has been appointed director of the Académie de France in Rome - Villa Médicis. Christoph Wiesner will take up his post in September 2020.
After joining the Esther Schipper Gallery in Berlin in 1997 as a collaborator and then director, Christoph Wiesner returns to France in 2012 to join the team of Yvon Lambert's gallery in Paris as senior director. Since 2015, he has been artistic director of Paris Photo, where he canvasses new galleries and publishers and develops the opening up to emergence and film, which is framed each year by a renewed cultural program.