Strange Light: The Photography of Clarence John Laughlin

Event Date

Friday, August 23, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm

Schedule

Dates & times for August 2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, August 23, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, August 25, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, August 29, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, August 30, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, August 31, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta GA 30309
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Dubbed “The Father of American Surrealism,” Clarence John Laughlin (American, 1905-1985) was the most important Southern photographer of his time and a singular figure within the burgeoning American school of photography. Known primarily for his atmospheric depictions of decaying antebellum architecture that proliferated his hometown of New Orleans, Laughlin approached photography with a romantic, experimental eye that diverged heavily from his peers who championed realism and social documentary. The exhibition surveys Laughlin’s signature bodies of work made between 1935 and 1965, emphasizing his inventiveness, artistic influences and deep connection to the written word. The High began collecting Laughlin’s work in 1974, and this exhibition is the first major presentation of Laughlin’s photographs by the High following a landmark acquisition of his work in 2015. The more than 100 works on view attest to Laughlin’s innovative approach and prescience for the future of the photographic medium. This exhibition is organized by the High Museum of Art.

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