Powerful Photography Exhibition ‘Picturing The South’ Premiers At The High

The HIGH Museum of Art commissioned photographers to "picture the South" for over 25 years

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Powerful Photography Exhibition ‘Picturing The South’ Premiers At The High

An exciting exhibition that’s been in the works for 25 years finally makes its debut at the HIGH Museum of Art

There’s a new exhibition at the HIGH Museum of Art. Picturing the South first started in 1996, when the HIGH started commissioning photographers from across the world, to use the South as their canvas. They encouraged engagement with and exploration of the American South’s rich social and geographic landscape.

Since then, sixteen artists have had the opportunity to discover the South, and this brand new exhibition boasts spectacular images captured by these brilliant photographers. In a statement, the museum revealed that they’ve “built a collection of more than three hundred photographs as part of the program, which include some of the most iconic photography projects of the last quarter century.

To mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Picturing the South, the High have mounted a major and unmissable exhibition, that brings together all the commissions for the first time! It explores and delves into several topics and themes, from the legacy of slavery and racial justice to the distinct and diverse character of our region’s people.

Photographers included in this exciting exhibition include Sally Mann, Dawoud Bey, Richard Misrach, Alex Soth, Abelardo Morell, and more! Picturing the South will be on display at the High Museum of Art until February 6, 22.


You can find the High Museum of Art at 1280 Peachtree St NE, 30309. Access to the exhibition comes with general admission, which costs $16. 50. Visit their website, here.


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