Marie Moignard is a contemporary art historian specialized in contemporary art and photography. She holds a Master’s degree in contemporary art from the Sorbonne University (Paris). She is author of the first reference book A History of Moroccan Photography (Une histoire de la photographie marocaine), to be published by Malika Editions (Casablanca). Based in Morocco since 2013, she is a journalist and art critic for Diptyk art magazine. From 2013 to 2016, she created and hosted « Tchat Photo », a monthly meeting with the public around photography at the French Institute in Casablanca. She appraised works, notably with Pierre Bergé & Associés, for « Photographies Africaines » auction (Brussels 23/11/2010), and for the General States of Culture presented by Racines Association to the Moroccan Ministry of Culture in 2014. In 2011, she collaborated with the Arab Image Foundation to identify the Maghreb photographic heritage as part of the Middle East Photographs Preservation Initiative (MEPPI) program. She regularly lectures on moroccan photography, in particular at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris, at Marseille’s Le Percolateur, a platform for photographic creation in the Mediterranean, and at the MoHO (Modern Heritage Observatory) in Rabat.