Francoise Marquet established a photographic department at the Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 1981, acquiring the works and organizing retrospectives of Duane Michals, Herbert List, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, Helmut Newton, Jeanloup Sieff, Jan Saudek, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo. In 1997 she was appointed to the Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris. Manfred Heiting is an internationally acknowledged designer, curator, and expert on and collector of photographs and photobooks; he lives in Malibu and Brussels. He is a founding member of the J. Paul Getty Museum Council and since 2016 UCLA Distinguished Lecturer in the Humanities. He is editor and designer of Deutschland im Fotobuch, The Soviet Photobook, and The Japanese Photobook and co-editor and designer of Autopsie: Deutschsprachige Fotobucher 1918-1945.
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