Linde B. Lehtinen, Ph.D.

Linde Lehtinen
Philip D. Nathanson Curator of Photography
Department: Library, Curatorial Department (626-405-2203)

Linde B. Lehtinen, Ph.D., is responsible for the Library’s vast photography collection of over 800,000 images. She received her B.A. in art history from the University of Chicago and M.A. and Ph.D. in art history from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She has worked for several museums, including the Getty, the Skirball Cultural Center, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where she co-curated the exhibition “The Train: RFK’s Last Journey.” Lehtinen’s research interests include Asian and Asian American photography, especially from the Philippines and its diaspora; photography of California and the West; and archives in contemporary art. She has published numerous articles and presents regularly on diverse topics ranging from histories of the photobook to decolonizing practices in photography.


Posted on Oct. 31, 2023
Posted on Jun. 14, 2022
Laura Aguilar, #118, from the series Grounded, 2006–2007, printed 2018, inkjet print, 22 x 17 in. Gift of the Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016. © Laura Aguilar Trust of 2016. The Huntington Library, Art…