Born in Switzerland, Julie Bonzon (Dr.) is a London-based art historian and a specialist in South African Photography. Following a Bachelors in History of Art and Social Sciences at Université de Lausanne (2014), she completed a Masters in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (2015) and an AHRC-funded PhD in History of Art at University College London (2020). Bonzon has worked on curatorial and education projects for the Cultural Department of Magnum Photos London, The Photographer’s Gallery, The Ian Parry Scholarship and private photography collectors. She has written for several publications, including L’Oeil de la Photographie, Nataal and the catalogue of the 10th Bamako Biennale and delivered papers in international institutions, notably the British Museum in London and l’Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art in Paris. Bonzon is the Founder of The Photographic Collective, an online platform to present the work and connect lens-based artists active in Africa. She joined Messums London as Director of Photography in February 2021.