Benedict J. Fernandez

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Benedict J. Fernandez, (born 5 April 1936) is an American photographer (journalistic/street photographer) for the last 50 years.

He was born in New York City's Hispanic East Harlem area. He was the developer and chairman of the photography department at Parsons School of Design in Greenwich Village, New York. Following his time at Parsons, Fernandez continued his career in the 1990s as a founder and CEO of Hoboken Almanac of Photography and the Almanac Gallery in Hoboken, New Jersey, and as a senior fellow in photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


  • In Opposition, 1968
  • Countdown to Eternity, 1993
  • Protest, 1996
  • I am a Man, 1996


  • The Smithsonian
  • The National Portrait Gallery
  • The Corcoran Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • The Norton Simon Museum of Art
  • Schombert Center for Research in Black Culture
  • The King Center
  • University of Tokyo
  • Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris
  • The Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The Museum of the City of New York


  • 1999 Senior Fellow in Photography, The Corcoran Museum of Art
  • 1992 Senior Fulbright Research Fellow in Photography
  • 1986 Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences in China
  • 1973 National Endowment for the Arts Grant
  • 1970 Guggenheim Fellow

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Guggenheim Fellows