Photo Forum | In Conversation with Christina Fernandez

A color photograph of a graffitied guardrail with houses in the background under a cloud-filled sky.

Event Details

Event Date

  • Wednesday, March 29, 2023, 5:30–7 p.m.

Event Description

Join artist Christina Fernandez and Carter curator Kristen Gaylord for an evening of conversation about the landmark exhibition Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures. Deeply invested in her community, Fernandez has spent three decades exploring migration, labor, gender, and Mexican-American identity through photography in projects brought together for the first time in this show. Together, Fernandez and Gaylord will discuss this nationally touring exhibition, the artist’s career and current work, and the difficulties and rewards of living a creative life.

An artist and educator who has been dedicated to her community for decades, Fernandez employs portrait, conceptual, and architectural photography to address life in East Los Angeles. Her work highlights the experiences of Mexican Americans, from border-spanning family histories to contemporary lavanderías. Fernandez also portrays the realities of being an artist, professor, and mother through series that acknowledge both the beauty and the precarity of a creative life. Spanning over 30 years, the works in Multiple Exposures feature Fernandez’s specific communities and encourage renewed attention to our own.

Free for Photo Forum members. RSVP by email or call 817.989.5060 by March 21, 2023.

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Event Sponsors

Presenting sponsor for the Carter’s Collectors Forum:

Image: Christina Fernandez (b. 1965), End of Road, 2010, archival pigment print, from the series Sereno, courtesy of the artist and Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles, © Christina Fernandez

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Part of: Collectors Forum