Linde Lehtinen

Curator of Photography
Department: Library

Dr. Linde B. Lehtinen 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 (SFMOMA), 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.