News COVID-19 and Us By Magnum Photos and You – Week 7

Our theme this week: Looking

This week, we are tackling a new theme with you: Looking.
How do we translate events into images? How do these images differ from others in the news? How can images help us understand what we’ve been through and are still dealing with?

Join us on Friday July 10 at 12h15 pm for a conversation about this week’s images with our guests Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle and Derk Segaar, Director of Communications, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). They each chose four images that moved, challenged or intrigued them.

Moderator: Pascal Hufschmid, Director, MICR

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We look forward to sharing this moment with you!

Nathalie Herschdorfer

Photo credit: Amélie Blanc, 2019

Nathalie Herschdorfer is a curator and art historian specializing in the history of photography. She is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland (, where she has organized many important photography shows including Alex Prager, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Vik Muniz, Todd Hido, Garry Winogrand and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Very active in contemporary photography and closely following its developments, she has been invited to organize numerous exhibitions in different countries. She teaches photography at the Swiss art school ECAL, and is the author of several books, including Body: The Photography Book, Mountains by Magnum Photographers, The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography, Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast, Afterwards: Contemporary Photography Confronting the Past, and New Swiss Architecture.

Derk Segaar

As Director of Communications, Derk Segaar currently leads a talented group of communications professionals at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in Geneva, Switzerland, to tell the inspiring story of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Volunteers around the world.

From January 2017 until January 2019, Mr. Segaar was the Spokesperson and Director of Communications for the United Nations in India and the Kingdom of Bhutan.

From October 2013 until January 2017, Mr. Segaar was the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office and the Relief, Reintegration and Protection Section of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and was responsible for the management of all UNMISS Protection of Civilians Sites in South Sudan.

Previously, Mr. Segaar was the global Head of Communications of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in New York and the Deputy Chief of Staff for the former Under-Secretaries-General for Humanitarian Affairs: Valerie Amos and John Holmes

Mr. Segaar has extensive field experience in Darfur, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya. He was responsible for humanitarian access negotiations with all armed groups in North Darfur from 2007 to 2009.

He also worked as a journalist in Africa and for various advocacy organizations and think tanks in the Netherlands, and at New York University and Columbia University.

Mr. Segaar holds a Masters in Human Geography from Utrecht University in the Netherlands and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York. He was awarded a Fulbright and a Columbia University scholarship.

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