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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). Bussard is the co-author of 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 most recent exhibition, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography,  and publication draws on unprecedented access to the magazine’s picture and paper archives to shed new light on the collaborative process behind many now-iconic images and photo-essays.