Texas Tech University

“High and Dry XXIII: A Photographic Exhibition of Peoples and Places of the World's Dry Lands”

On Display through February 2024  Gallery and Virtual Exhibit 

Reception: Friday, December 1, 2023 • 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Juror Gallery Talk – 5:45 PM 
International Cultural Center 
601 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409 

Since 2000, the Texas Tech University International Affairs has curated the premiere juried photographic exhibition of peoples and places of the world's dry lands. The High and Dry Exhibition has attracted hundreds of artists from across the nation, all of whom were asked to respond to some aspect of life in an arid or a semi-arid region. Subjects range from sand dunes in the Sahara Desert to ghost towns in Terlingua, Texas. It is our hope that these images will not only prompt aesthetic appreciation but also elicit reflection upon the realities of life on our increasingly thirsty planet.

Juror: Bill Wright

Peter Poulides

Texas Tech International Affairs is honored to have Bill Wright as the juror for the 23rd Annual High and Dry photography competition. Bill is an accomplished Texas photographer, author, and businessman. (Read More)



Texas Tech University plays a leading role in global conversations about arid and semi-arid lands through recognized programs such as the Climate Science Center, National Wind Institute, and the International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies, which was the genesis for the High and Dry Photography Exhibit.

International Cultural Center Galleries

Globe Gallery
High and Dry Reception
High and Dry Reception


Civic Lubbock HotelThis program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, 
as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc.  
Questions: Contact Jan Stogner at TTU International Affairs jan.stogner@ttu.edu/806-834-2372