Latinx Photography in the United States

Christina Fernandez

We are thrilled to share with you curator and writer Elizabeth Ferrer’s important new book, Latinx Photography in the United States, A Visual History, which tells the untold expansive history of photography in the Latinx community, from the picket lines in California’s Central Valley, to the summertime street life in East Harlem.

Figuring Christina Fernandez as a seminal Chicana photographer in Los Angeles, Ferrer describes Fernandez’s series María’s Great Expedition as
“An emblematic series, important to the whole corpus of Latinx photography.

Watch below the recent Whitney Museum of Modern Art video conversation between Elizabeth Ferrer and scholar Roberto Tejada, as they discuss Latinx photography, and in particular, Christina Fernandez’s work around the forty minute mark.