Texas Tech University

19th Annual High and Dry Photography Exhibit - Opening November 25, 2019

"A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World's Dry Lands"

Hosted by the Office of International Affairs - Texas Tech University

Opening Reception: Friday, December 6, 2019 5:00 – 6:30 PM
International Cultural Center
Texas Tech University
601 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79409

Railroad Crossing - West Texas - Seema Joshi

2018 First Place Award

"Railroad Crossing"
Seema Joshi - West Texas

Nighttime At The Chapel - Ralls, Texas - James Clinich

2018 Second Place Award

"Nighttime At The Chapel"
James Clinich - Ralls, Texas

 Hot Water for the Hamam - Morocco - Martha Bohn

2018 Third Place Award

"Hot Water for the Hamam"
Martha Bohn - Morocco

On Display Through January 31, 2020

International Cultural Center Galleries

Since 2001, the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University has curated this premiere juried photographic exhibition of peoples and places of the world's dry lands. The High and Dry Photography Exhibit has attracted hundreds of artists from across the United States and around the world, all of whom have been asked to respond to some aspect of life in an arid or a semiarid region. Images have been shot in regions as remote and exotic as Chile, Morocco, and Iran, and as near and familiar as Caprock Canyon. It is our hope that these images will inspire aesthetic appreciation, but also elicit reflection upon the realities of life on our increasingly thirsty planet.

Juror Robin

JUROR: Robin Dru Germany – Interim Director and Professor of Photography at the Texas Tech University School of Art

Read Robin's Bio >>

Call for Entries

Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the dry lands theme of this exhibit. The choice of subject (people, animals, or landscapes) is up to the photographer, but the shot must have been taken in an arid or semiarid region. Approximately 70 images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the galleries of Texas Tech University's International Cultural Center from November 25, 2019 to January 31, 2020. The opening reception will be held on December 6, 2019 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Awards are $600 for first place, $300 for second place, and $150 for third place.

Entry fee: $6.00 per image, 5 image maximum. Checks payable to Office of International Affairs.

Click here for information on how to enter:

Call for Entries Instructions

Click here for entry form:

High and Dry 2019 Entry Form

Please complete the High and Dry Entry Form and mail it with your check to the Office of International Affairs by October 9, 2019. For more information, please read the Call for Entries Instructions.

Questions: Contact Jan Stogner, Assistant Director for International Art and Culture jan.stogner@ttu.edu/806-834-2372