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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. She holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York and had previously served as associate curator of photography at the Art Institute Chicago. Her books include So the Story Goes: Photographs by Tina Barney, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Nan Goldin, Sally Mann, and Larry Sultan (2006); Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman (2013); 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, The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980. Her current exhibition, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography,  and publication considers the photographic impact of Life magazine.