Jennifer A. Watts

Curator of Photography and Visual Culture
Department: Library

Jenny Watts has worked at The Huntington since 1991, overseeing a collection of over 770,000 photographic images. Her exhibitions and publications related to historic and contemporary photography include: "The Great Wide Open: Panoramic Photographs of the American West" (2001); "Edward Weston: A Legacy" (2003); "This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in Los Angeles Photographs" (2008); "A Strange and Fearful Interest: Death, Mourning, and Memory in the American Civil War" (2012), "Bruce Davidson|Paul Caponigro" (2014), and "Nineteen Nineteen," The Huntington's Centennial exhibition (2019). She is also editor of Maynard L. Parker: Modern Photography and the American Dream (2012). Watts holds her B.A. from Wellesley College in political science and philosophy and her M.A. in cross-cultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary.