CASETalks raises awareness about the impact photography has on effecting change. Each month, CASE presents a discussion with an educator, curator, or nonprofit to talk about issues important to their practice and how photography helps educate their audience. We look forward to presenting ideas that help foster dialogue and action.
Gregory Harris / The High Museum of Art
video: 12 min
Gregory Harris is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in the documentary practice.
Museums throughout the world understand the power of photography, yet each institution's focus is unique. Some museums focus locally, while others collect across the spectrum, from the earliest image to the latest creation. The High Museum of Art is located in Georgia, a state known for its civil rights history and importance in the South, which is evident in the photographic collection.
The High Museum of Art began collecting photographs in the early 1970s, making it among the earliest museums to commit to the medium. With more than 8,500 prints, the photography department is the museum’s largest collection. It is particularly strong in mid-twentieth-century American modernist and documentary imagery as well as contemporary photography
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Photography Collection at the High Museum of Art