For nearly all of photography’s 180-year history, women have shaped the development of the art form and experimented with every aspect of the medium. The High Museum of Art’s exhibition, Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection, which opened in Atlanta on April 17, 2021 and runs through August 2021, showcases over 100 photographs from the High’s collection—one of the nation’s leading photography programs—and charts the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period through the work of women photographers today, many of them never before on view, and charts the medium’s history from the dawn of the modern period to the present through the work of women photographers.
Curated by Dr. Sarah Kennel, the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography, the exhibition demonstrates that for nearly all of photography’s 180-year history, women have shaped the development of the art form and experimented with every aspect of the medium. Featured artists include:
- Savvy leaders in the fields of documentary, fashion, and fine art photography, including Ilse Bing, Margaret Bourke-White, Dorothea Lange and Imogen Cunningham;
- Fearless experimenters in photographic technologies and alternative processes, including Barbara Kasten and Meghann Riepenhoff;
- Photographers who interrogate dimensions of gender by focusing on the subject matter of women, including Diane Arbus and Nan Goldin;
- Contemporary photographers who challenge social constructions of gender, sexuality and identity, including Zanele Muholi, Sheila Pree Bright, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems
Drawing from the High’s renowned collection of more than 8,000 prints, the featured works will include several that have never before been on view.
Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection
April 17, 2021 – August 2021
High Museum of Art | Atlanta, GA
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309