Barbara Hofmann-Johnson has been the director of the Museum für Photographie Braunschweig since 2016. She studied art history, German language and literature, theatre, film and television studies and worked as a freelance curator with a focus on contemporary art and photography. Between 2003 and 2016, she was a freelancer at the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur and held various teaching positions, including at the Folkwang University of the Arts Essen. In 2018, she was guest curator of the exhibition "Bernd, Hilla and the Others - Photography from Düsseldorf" at Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography Amsterdam. She says about herself: "The focus of my curatorial interest is on the different possibilities of artistic concepts of photography, which can be based on different visual languages as well as on cross-media, room-based installation projects."