This program is being offered both in person at ICP, located on NYC's Lower East Side, and online. Tickets to attend the conversation in person are $5 and do not include access to ICP’s galleries. Online tickets to watch the livestream are available for free.

Los Angeles based photographer Christina Fernandez is joined at ICP by Katherine Bussard, the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum, to discuss Fernandez’s extensive body of work exploring migration, labor, gender, and her Mexican American identity through photography as well as her recent traveling retrospective, Multiple Exposures.

Bussard and Fernandez will also look at upcoming projects and discuss the expanding role of an artist, which for Fernandez, includes curatorial projects and creating new opportunities for her community.

About the Series

The Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer’s Lecture Series presents one-hour live events featuring scholars and curators in conversation with renowned photographers who champion social change through photography, employ exciting alternative and emerging practices, or ask critical questions about the form. This year’s Spring Season includes Teju Cole (March 11), Pete Souza with Dawn Porter (March 20), Christina Fernandez with Katherine Bussard (April 3), and Shirin Neshat with Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas (April 30).

Recent participants in ICP Talks include Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Pacifico Silano, Farah Al Qasimi, Shala Miller, Sunil Gupta, Muriel Hasbun, Clifford Prince King, and Catherine Opie.

Current ICP students and faculty of the One-Year Certificate Programs are automatically enrolled and invited to attend all lectures.

The 2023-2024 Naomi Rosenblum ICP Talks Photographer Lecture Series is made possible through generous support from the Rosenblum Family. Naomi Rosenblum (1925–2021) was a leading historian of photography and a collector; her collection is celebrated in the publication A Humanist Vision: The Naomi Rosenblum Family Collection.

About the Speakers

Christina Fernandez is a Los Angeles-based photographer who explores her personal connection to LA throughout her body of works. The city and its environs are featured as an important backdrop for her works that address labor, gender, migration, and her Mexican-American identity. Working in documentary format, her urban and landscape photography conveys social and political commentaries regarding her immediate environment. Fernandez holds an MFA from the California Institute of Arts and a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and abroad and is in the permanent collections of the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College; the J. Paul Getty Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the San Antonio Museum of Art; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the USC/Fischer Gallery; and the Williams College Museum of Art. Fernandez was the artist in residence at the Centro de la Imagen, D. F., Mexico.

Katherine A. Bussard is the Peter C. Bunnell Curator of Photography at the Princeton University Art Museum. Bussard most recently co-edited the first comprehensive consideration of Life magazine’s contribution to the history of photography, Life Magazine and the Power of Photography, which won the College Art Association’s 2021 Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award as well as the Photography Network Book Award. Prior to that project, Bussard co-authored The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980. She is also the author of Unfamiliar Streets: The Photographs of Richard Avedon, Charles Moore, Martha Rosler, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia as well as Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman.


Image: Christina Fernandez