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Picturing the South: 25 Years

January 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 6, 2022

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until February 6, 2022


In 1996, the High began commissioning photographers from across the world to engage with and explore the American South’s rich social and geographic landscape for its Picturing the South initiative. To date, the Museum has commissioned sixteen artists and has 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 will mount a major exhibition that brings together all the commissions for the first time. Works on view will include the first photographs in Sally Mann’s Motherland series (pictured); Dawoud Bey’s over-life-size portraits of Atlanta high school students; Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley industrial landscapes; along with previous commissions by Alex Webb, Emmet Gowin, Alec Soth, Martin Parr, Kael Alford, Shane Lavalette, Abelardo Morell, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Alex Harris, and Mark Steinmetz; and new commissions by An-My Lê, Sheila Pree Bright, and Jim Goldberg, which will debut in the exhibition. On display through February 6, 2022.


High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309 United States