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High Museum to announce major gifts to photography department today

BY HOWARD POUSNER / AJC

The largest and fastest-growing aspect of the High Museum of Art’s permanent collection, photography stands to grow in size and significance with Tuesday’s announcement that the Atlanta institution has received several million dollars in gifts to support photo initiatives.

The recent gifts will endow a permanent curatorial position in photography, create a dedicated full-time gallery space for the increasingly popular medium, establish an acquisitions fund and support the photo department’s ongoing lectures and programs.

Collectively, the gifts “represent a transformational moment for photography at the High,” museum director Michael Shapiro said in a statement.

Visit myajc.com this morning for full details, including an interview with High photography curator Brett Abbott.

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