A historian of photography and exhibition curator, Luce Lebart is curator and french correspondant for Archive of Modern Conflict, a collection and publishing house based in between London, England and Toronto Canada. Previously she was director of the Canadian Photography Institute of the National Gallery of Canada from 2016 to 2018 after having been director of collections for the Société française de photographie in Paris for five years. Before, she was Responsible of the visual collections at the Archives départementales de l’Hérault in Montpellier.
In winter 2018 Lebart was curator of the exhibitions Gold and Silver: Images and Illusions of the Gold Rush and Frontera: Views of the U.S.–Mexco Border presented at the National Gallery of Canada during the fall–winter 2017–18 season. She organized a number of exhibitions for the 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions of the international photography festival Les rencontres d’Arles, including La guerre des gosses, which was also presented at the Panthéon in Paris. She also curated the exhibitions Sans nom-sans abris (Mois de la photo 2014 in Paris), and Illuminations de Gimpel (Foto Industria/Mast, Bologna, 2015). In 2015, she was co-curator of the exhibition Images à charge, presented at Le Bal in Paris and then at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, Camera in Turin, and the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.
Among her most recent books, Gold and Silver, published in fall 2017 and reprinted in spring 2018, was co-published by RVB BOOKS. Lebart is also the author of Les grands photographes du XXe siècle, published by Larousse in 2017. In 2016, she published two reference books, Lady Liberty (Le Seuil and Firefly Books), co-authored with Sam Stourdzé, and Les silences d’Atget, an essays anthology published in March 2016 by Textuel Editions. She is also the author of photobooks such as Mold is beautiful, Beautés d’archives, Souvenirs du Sphinx, and Tâches et traces, premiers essais photosensibles de Bayard, published by Poursuite and Diaphane éditions. In addition to numerous articles on scientific, documentary, and art photography, she has written about young contemporary artists such as Thomas Mailaender and Aurore Bagarry.