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R-MWC Alumna Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Griffin Museum of Photography presents first Focus Award to Anne Wilkes Tucker '67.

6/9/2006 1:05:04 PM


LYNCHBURG– Anne Wilkes Tucker, ‘67, recently received the first Lifetime Achievement Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. Wilkes is a renowned curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

The award was created to recognize individuals who are not photographers, but who have been instrumental in building greater awareness of the photographic arts in the general public.

Tucker was also named Time Magazine’s best curator in 2001 and has been consistently voted as one of the 50 most influential people in the United States by American Photo magazine.

A native of Baton Rouge, La.,Tucker earned her master’s degree from the Visual Studies Workshop of the State University of New York at Buffalo after graduating from R-MWC. She signed on as a photography curator for the Houston Museum of Fine Arts in the mid 1970s. Under her guidance, the collection grew from less than a hundred photographs to more than 22,000 works.

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