Trudy Wilner Stack

Curator of THIN

With a Master's Degree in American Studies from Yale University, Trudy Wilner Stack has pursued numerous public scholarship and collection initiatives that explore and expand American history—social, political, environmental, and cultural—through art and documentary photography. In her decade at the Center for Creative Photography, she especially focused on postwar women photographers and photography by contemporary women artists. She has worked with Lauren Greenfield on three projects: Girl Culture, Fast Forward: Growing Up in the Shadow of Hollywood, and Indivisible: Stories of American Community, for which she commissioned Greenfield to participate in a historic $2.4 million documentary photography and oral history endeavor. From 1995 to 1999, Wilner Stack served on the Board of Directors of the Society for Photographic Education, whose national conference she chaired in 1999. A frequent lecturer and grant reviewer, she received a Curatorial Research Fellowship from The Getty Grant Program in 2001.
Trudy Wilner Stack was Curator of Exhibitions & Collections at the Center for Creative Photography, The University of Arizona, from 1992 to 2002. She has curated dozens of exhibitions of contemporary and historical photography, seen in museums around the world, and is the author of numerous books, essays, and introductions, including Christenberry: Reconstruction, Sea Change: The Seascape in Contemporary Photography, and Winogrand 1964.