Pauline Vermare, Curator

Illustration by  Jeffrey Phillips

Illustration by Jeffrey Phillips


Pauline Vermare is a French photography curator based in New York City and the cultural director at Magnum Photos, New York. She was formerly a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP), the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation in Paris.


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by Charlotte Dumas

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Early Colors,
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"Saul Leiter's color work is absolutely magical. The best kept secret for so many years, it was a revelation to many when this beautiful little book came out in 2006. It certainly changed my life in many ways."


The Decisive Moment,
by Henri Cartier Bresson

"I guess this is where it all began for me, with Cartier-Bresson. The photographs in the book, and the way they are reproduced, everything is perfect. Including the mesmerizing cover by Matisse..."


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"This is a remarkable series of portraits made by a Swedish photographer in Paris in the 1950's and 1960's. This is a book about friendship, and about freedom. It was my first show at ICP, and I will never forget Gaëtane, aka Jacky, who came from Paris for the occasion and was the most incredible woman I had ever met."