Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is bringing in many new exhibitions for the upcoming new year; but one outstanding exhibition, in particular, is named UNDEREXPOSED: Women Photographers From The High Museum.
Inspired by the centennial passage of the Nineteenth Amendment – which granted suffrage for some women during the 1920’s – the upcoming exhibition captures the history of about 180 years of art captured by women photographers.
The photographs range from a timeline of, “the dawn of the modern period to the present,” as the High Museum of Art stated. What’s exciting is that many pieces have not been viewed in the museum before.
UNDEREXPOSED: Women Photographers From The High Museum includes work from women like Anna Atkins, who was one of the first influential female photographers, to Betty Hahn, who was a modern innovator. The exhibition highlights monumental moments regarding artists who worked in photojournalism, advertising, and promoting photography as a serious art, including Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Marion Post Wolcott.
The exhibition also features progressive portraiture of women, children, and family that represents different interpretations of femininity. Work from artists such as Sally Mann, Nan Goldin, and Diane Arbus will be included.
Art from contemporary photographers who challenged the “social constructions of gender, sexuality, and identity,” will also be shown in the exhibition, stated by the High Museum. Some photographers include Zanele Muholi, Sheila Pree Bright, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.
The exhibition is set to open from March 20, 2021 to September 22, 2021, and will be open to guests who’ve acquired reserved tickets.
View some of the photographs featured below.