by Anne Wilkes Tucker
From the Violence & Peace in Contemporary Art Symposium
Curator Anne Wilkes Tucker explains the lasting effects of war that became evident as she curated a massive collection of war photos. She explains the personal damage that war leaves amidst its victims. Tucker also discusses the healing that photography has accomplished following war.
Anne Wilkes Tucker is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She founded the photography department at the museum, which today has a collection of over 20,000 photographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions during her career. Her current exhibition, co-curated with Will Michels, War/Photography: Photographs of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath, opened at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (November 11 – February 3, 2013), and will travel to the Annenberg Space For Photography, Los Angeles (March 23-June 2, 2013). In addition, Tucker has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia, and Latin America. She is a recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and The Getty Center. Considered a leading authority of fine art photography, TIME magazine honored her as "America's Best Curator,” in 2001.