Brigitte Lardinois is Deputy Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre at the University of the Arts London.
From 1985-1995 she worked as an Exhibition Organiser and Curator at the Barbican Art Gallery where she specialised in the setting up of their photography exhibitions.
In 1995 she joined the staff of Magnum Photos to set up their Cultural Department in London. She was involved in many Magnum group exhibitions, notably Magnum Ireland, as well as solo shows for Henri Cartier-Bresson, Martin Parr, Josef Koudelka, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt and many others.
In 2006 she moved to the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts to become a Senior Research Fellow.
While there she edited Magnum Magnum, the sixtieth Anniversary book of the agency which was published by Thames and Hudson in 8 languages and is currently in its fourth edition. For Thames and Hudson she also edited Eve Arnold’s People and she curated Arnold's memorial exhibition All About Eve which finished a very successful run in London in April 2012.
In October 2012, Brigitte participated in the BPB12 Symposium: Photography’s Contested Spaces Symposium at The Attenborough Centre Creativity Zone, Pevensey III.
In November 2012, she co-curated the A Day in the World exhibition with Val Williams in Stockholm and Goteborg.
She is now collaborating with Photoworks and the East Sussex Archaeological Society, planning an exhibition of photographs with Reeves archive pictures on site specific locations throughout the town of Lewes. This will result in an educational project for the 2014 Brighton Photo Biennale.
Brigitte also lectures and writes about photography with photojournalism and curation as her specialist areas.