Anne Wilkes Tucker ’67 was recently honored with the 2018 Vision Award from The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW).
Tucker received the award at the 2018 CPW Award and Benefit Auction in Kingston, New York, on September 29. She is the curator emerita of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, having, in 1976, become founding curator of the photography department for which she acquired over 30,000 photographs made on all seven continents. She curated or co-curated over 40 exhibitions, most with accompanying catalogues, including surveys on the Czech Avant-garde, a history of Japanese photography, a history of war photography as well as exhibitions with catalogues on works of Robert Frank, Brassai, Catherine Wagner, Joel Sternfeld, Richard Misrach, Ray Metzker, Louis Faurer, George Krause, and Chen Changfan.
According to the CPW website, Tucker was recognized for her outstanding dedication and service to the field as an curator, writer, and advocate. She is one of the most celebrated curators in the field and has shaped the careers of countless artists through seminal exhibitions and publications and the photography collection she created at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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