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Contemporary Photography

Thomas Struth (German, born 1954), Stellarator Wendelstein 7-X Detail, Max Planck IPP, Greifswald, 2009, dye coupler print, purchase with funds from the H. B. and Doris Massey Charitable Trust, 2010.241.

Photography is the dominant visual language of our time, and the High’s collection aims to create a relevant dialogue around contemporary image culture. The Museum is committed to collecting art of the present moment and actively pursues work by the medium’s leading global practitioners. The collection of contemporary photographs includes work by Thomas Struth, Taryn Simon, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Zanele Muholi, Jeff Wall, Sally Mann, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Deana Lawson, and Sze Tsung Leong.