Carl Fuldner


Carl Fuldner is an art historian and curator whose practice engages with the history of photography, environmental toxicology, and the intersections of art and natural history. His projects and collaborations of late have focused on themes of environmental aesthetics, pollution, and public health from the late nineteenth century through the postwar decades. Where photography is concerned, he is particularly interested in documentary efficacy and how lens-based technologies structure our interactions with the world.

Fuldner earned a PhD in Art History from the University of Chicago in 2018. He has taught art history and museum studies courses at the Rhode Island School of Design and Western Colorado University. He also has over fifteen years of experience working for museums and cultural institutions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Art Gallery, Smart Museum of Art, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Wisconsin Historical Society, and Villa Albertine. He is a co-editor of The Art Institute of Chicago Field Guide to Photography and Media (2023).


The Art Institute of Chicago Field Guide to Photography and Media. Edited with Antawan I Byrd and Elizabeth Siegel (Art Institute of Chicago, 2023)


“Good Work,” in Bare Handed: Photographs by Holly Lynton (L’Artiere Edizioni, 2022), 109–119.


“Photography After Nature,” in There was a whole collection made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman, eds. Laura Letinsky and Jessica Moss (Smart Museum of Art, 2016), 60–73. 



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