Texas Tech University

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

On Display through January 28, 2022 – Gallery and Virtual Exhibit

Reception: Friday, December 3, 2021 • 5:00 – 6:30 PM 
Juror Gallery Talk – 6:00 PM 
International Cultural Center 
601 Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409 

Since 2000, the Office of International Affairs at Texas Tech University 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 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. 

Award Winners:

First Place: Jean Cornell - Mosey Along • Second Place: Harriet Feagin - Remains of Past Glory • Third Place: Steve Goff - Contemplation 

Honorable Mention: Justin Burrus - Afternoon Shower • Dan English - Three Dune Hikers and a Dog • Guy Giersch - Spider Rock • Kim Iglesia - Moon Shadow • Hakam Kayasseh - White Pocket Starry Night • Kathleen Mahoney - Aliens in Terlingua • April Pilley - On the Trail • Thelma Pilley - Riding the Brand • Beckwith Thompson - Ranchos Church 

Also featuring work by:

Alan Abramowitz • Martha Bohn • Terry Brandt • Bill Brown • Greg Burgess • Robin Clark • James Clinich • Terry Cockerham • Pody Connally  • George Craig • Patrick Dunn • Heather Eaton • Sandy Fortenberry • Karol Giblin • Michael Giblin • Melinda Green Harvey • Peter Heller • Cynthia Hurayt • Mark Indig • Ken Johnston • Carol Lyon • Kandance McNeese • Sharon Mouser • Thaxter Price • Glenn Rudd • Elizabeth Sanjuan • Kenneth Spencer • Christena Stephens • Alan Sucsy • Steve Sucsy • Kaitlyn Walden 

Jurors: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

Jurors: Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully

The Texas Tech Office of International Affairs is honored to have Amanda Smith and Kevin Tully as the jurors for the 21st Annual High and Dry photography competition.
Amanda and Kevin are the Directors of A Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas - https://asmithgallery.com/.

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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.  

Civic Lubbock HotelThis program is made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, 
as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. 
Sponsored in part by a grant from The CH Foundation. 


Sponsors: TTU Office of International Affairs and TTU International Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Studies   
Questions: Contact Jan Stogner, Assistant Director for International Art and Culture  jan.stogner@ttu.edu/806-834-2372