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High ‘14 exhibit to let guests enter photographer’s ‘Universe’

The High Museum of Art announced Tuesday that it will exhibit a retrospective of Cuban-born American photographer Abelardo Morell in 2014.

Organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in association with the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the High, “The Universe Next Door” will be presented Feb. 23 to May 18 and will include new works commissioned by the High as part of its ongoing “Picturing the South” initiative.

Morell is a master of the camera obscura technique, which transforms rooms into giant cameras, projecting the outside world into an interior space where he records the juxtaposition. The photographer plans to turn the lobby of the Anne Cox Chambers Wing into a camera obscura, so that guests will walk into a Morell creation. www.high.org.

HOWARD POUSNER

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