ExhibitionsTruth Told Slant: Contemporary Photography
Future Exhibition

Truth Told Slant: Contemporary Photography

March 22 – August 11, 2024

This exhibition will feature the work of Rose Marie Cromwell, Jill Frank, Tommy Kha, Zora J Murff, and Kristine Potter, five photographers who take unique approaches to documentary photography that challenge the principles of observing the contemporary world.

The more than seventy-five works in the exhibition, including several from the High’s collection, exemplify a recent shift in how photographers have taken up the challenge of making meaningful images from the world around them in a lyrical way, rather than utilizing the traditional approach of a dispassionate observer. These artists consider issues that documentary photographers have grappled with for decades and that remain pertinent to contemporary American life: race and inequality; identity and sexual orientation; immigration and globalization; youth and coming of age; climate change and environmental justice; and the uncanny pervasiveness of violence. There are overlaps and intersections of these topics within each body of work as the artists address the pulse of the moment while self-consciously skirting the direct and detached methods of traditional documentary photography.

This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. 

Rose Marie Cromwell

Rose Marie Cromwell (American, born 1984), The Nursery, 2017, pigmented inkjet print, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with funds from Wanda Hopkins, 2023.104. © Rose Marie Cromwell.

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Jill Frank

Jill Frank (American, born 1978), Talent Show, Noelle, 2019, pigmented inkjet print, courtesy of the artist. © Jill Frank.

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Tommy Kha

Tommy Kha (American, born 1988), The Small Guardian (The Isle of Misfit Toys), The Shoals, Alabama, 2018, pigmented inkjet print, courtesy of the artist and High Pictures Generation. © Tommy Kha.

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Kristine Potter

Kristine Potter (American, born 1977), Knoxville Girl, 2016, gelatin silver print, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with funds from Wanda Hopkins, 2022.52. © Kristine Potter.

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Zora J Murff

Zora J Murff (American, born 1987), The Reflection of Most Visible Wavelengths of Light, 2018, pigmented inkjet print mounted to dibond, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, purchase with funds from the Friends of Photography, 2021.108. © Zora J Murff.

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This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Premier Exhibition Series Sponsor 

Premier Exhibition Series Supporters

ACT Foundation, Inc.
William N. Banks, Jr.
Cousins Foundation
Burton M. Gold
Sarah and Jim Kennedy 

Benefactor Exhibition Series Supporters 

Robin and Hilton Howell  

Ambassador Exhibition Series Supporters

Mrs. Fay S. Howell/The Howell Fund
Karen and Jeb Hughes/Corporate Environments
Loomis Charitable Foundation
The Fred and Rita Richman Fund
Louise Sams and Jerome Grilhot
Mrs. Harriet H. Warren
Elizabeth and Chris Willett

Contributing Exhibition Series Supporters 

Farideh and Al Azadi 
Sandra and Dan Baldwin
Mr. Joseph H. Boland, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robin E. Delmer
Peggy Foreman
Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Jones
Joel Knox and Joan Marmo 
Margot and Danny McCaul 
Wade A. Rakes II and Nicholas Miller
USI Insurance Services 

Generous support is also provided by  

Alfred and Adele Davis Exhibition Endowment Fund , Anne Cox Chambers Exhibition Fund , Barbara Stewart Exhibition Fund, Dorothy Smith Hopkins Exhibition Endowment Fund, Eleanor McDonald Storza Exhibition Endowment Fund, The Fay and Barrett Howell Exhibition Fund, Forward Arts Foundation Exhibition Endowment Fund, Helen S. Lanier Endowment Fund, John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Exhibition Endowment Fund, Katherine Murphy Riley Special Exhibition Endowment Fund, Margaretta Taylor Exhibition Fund, RJR Nabisco Exhibition Endowment Fund.