Photo Show Live with Collette Fournier ——– This episode with Collette Fournier can only be released as a video because Collette presented her life’s work with a slideshow presentation so head on over to the Photo Show Live YouTube channel to watch Collette talk about her life in photography.

Collette V. Fournier has an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College and a BSfrom RIT in Communications and Photographic Illustration. Born in Harlem,she grew up in Brooklyn and Queens, NY. She is the retired staff photographer from Rockland Community College and adjuncts in the Photography Department.

Fournier worked as a staff photographer for The Rockland Journal-News, The Bergen Record, about…time magazine, and freelanced for The New York Post. Earlier in her career she worked in the television industry.
Fournier curated several exhibitions including a multi-sited exhibition “There is a World Through Our Eyes: Perceptions and Visions of the African American Photographer” exhibited at RCC, ACOR, Arts Alliance of Haverstraw (AAH!), Rockland Center for the Arts (ROCA) and Blue Hill in 1993 in Rockland County. Fournier has had fifteen one-woman exhibitions and participated in over forty group shows. She vigorously exhibits her photography and was the recipient of the prestigious Rockland Arts Council County Executive Award.
Fournier is an active member of Kamoinge Inc., an African American photography collective since 2001, “Timeless” was published to celebrate the Collective’s 50th year ( As a Soros fellow (OSI), she documented Post Hurricane Katrina. Her award-winning documentation of “A Ripple of Thunder: Black Motorcyclists in America” was recently exhibited in Photoville Fences 9th Edition. She has written a book on her 40-year journey through photography.
Fournier’s photography work is collected in Photography Collections Preservation Project (PCCP), Social Documentary Network, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Smithsonian Institute, WDC, Finkelstein Memorial Library, Women International Archive, CA. and in private collections.