Friday, July 9, 2010

Julian Cox leaving Atlanta for San Francisco

Julian Cox, curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta since 2005, is leaving that position at the end of the summer to become Founding Curator of Photography for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) and Chief Curator of the de Young Museum.

Cox has been instrumental in making fine art photography a major emphasis of the High Museum, always having fine shows to coincide with the Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival in the fall as well as other times during the year.

Cox organized major shows by Harry Callahan, who worked in Atlanta in his final years, as well as Sheila Pree Bright, Alex Soth, and others.

My thanks to Laura Noel for passing this item along. The Atlanta photography community is deeply shocked and saddened by this news.

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