Decisive moments in photography are yours for up-close and personal viewing with the High's photography collection.

It features more than 4,500 prints with notable examples of every photographic genre and process as well as many of the masters in the field, including George N. Barnard, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Walker Evans, Emmet Gowin, Clarence John Laughlin, Sally Mann, Susan Meiselas, Richard Misrach, and Edward Weston.

The High's particular strength is in American photography, with the nation's most comprehensive collection of civil rights-era photography, including works by Bob Adelman, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Danny Lyon, and Ernest C. Withers. Large-scale prints by prominent contemporary artists such as Vik Muniz, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, and Jeff Wall are also featured in the collection.