Staff Biography

Katherine Bussard

Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography
(609) 258-5827


Katherine Bussard was appointed Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum in 2013. Previously, she served as associate curator of photography at the Art Institute Chicago. Since 1999, she has organized a number of exhibitions, including: Film and Photo in New York (2012); Souvenirs of the Barbizon: Photographs, Paintings, and Works on Paper (2011); So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Larry Sultan (2006); and a biennial series dedicated to emerging photographers (2005–2011). Bussard is co-author of Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman (2013). Her doctoral research on street photography at the City University of New York is the subject of Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia (2014). Most recently, Bussard co-authored an award-winning publication exploring the intersection of photography, architecture, and urban studies. That book and the accompanying exhibition are entitled The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980.