© Marguerite Bornhauser
© Marguerite Bornhauser
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Simon Baker is the Director of the Maison Européenne de la photographie (MEP) since April 2018.

A Ph.D. in art history, a graduate of the University College of London (UCL), Simon Baker joined Tate Modern in 2009 as a curator at the International Photography and Art Department. He was in charge of the photography exhibitions for both Tate Modern and Tate Britain. He curated Don Mc Cullin (Tate Britain, 2019), Shape of Light (Tate Modern, 2018) Performing for the Camera (Tate Modern, 2016), Conflict, Time Photography (Tate Modern, 2014), and William Klein + Daido Moriyama (Tate Modern, 2012)  and others, notably at the Rencontres Photographiques de Arles (2016-2017) but also overseas. His first exhibitions for the MEP are Love Ren Hang and Coco Capitan:Busy Living (mars 2019).
Professor in Art History at the University of Nottingham, he wrote lots of publication about  Art History and Photography.