Rosenheim joined the Metropolitan Museum in 1988. The author of ten books on Walker Evans, Jeff is the steward of the Walker Evans Archive, which the Metropolitan acquired in 1994. He is also the custodian of the Diane Arbus Archive. Rosenheim has a BA in American studies from Yale University, and an MFA in photography from Tulane University. He has lectured extensively, curated numerous exhibitions, such as Photography and the American Civil War (2013), and published essays on a wide range of artists including Carleton Watkins, Thomas Eakins, Walker Evans, Helen Levitt, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore.
Portrait of Jeff Rosenheim by photographer Jackie Neale Chadwick © 2013 MMA
The jury for the Prix Pictet are a group of leading experts in the visual arts from around the world including directors of major museums and galleries as well as journalists and critics. They lead the global search for images of high artistic quality and narrative power and fit the theme of a particular cycle.
Professor Sir David King, FRS (Chair)
Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge
Prof. Herminia Ibarra
Charles Handy Professor of Organisational Behaviour, London Business School
Director of Photography, FT Weekend Magazine
President, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Geneva
Founder and Principal, Shahira Fahmy Architects, Cairo
Joyce Frank Menschel Curator in Charge of Metropolitan Museum’s Department of Photographs
Winner, Prix Pictet ‘Hope’ (2019)
Director, Department of Photography, Victoria and Albert Museum, London