The High Museum of Art is showcasing a thought-provoking exhibit titled “Truth Told Slant,” which explores a contemporary shift in the way photographers approach capturing the world around them. 

The exhibit, which is on display through Aug. 11, moves beyond traditional documentary techniques and adopts “a stylistically expressive approach akin to literary nonfiction, blending observation and narrative while embracing the artists’ own subjectivity,” according to the museum.

Inspired by an Emily Dickinson poem, the exhibition’s title represents the personal perspective five photographers use to interpret today’s complex social and political landscape. 

The artists represented in the show are Jill Frank (Talent Show, Crying while Kicking and Cotillion, Boy with Bottle), Rose Marie Cromwell (Junkyard and The Nursery), Zora J Murff (American Mother and The Reflection of Most Visible Wavelengths of Light), Kristine Potter (Dark Water and Knoxville Girl) and Tommy Kha (May (Madonna Sans Child), in Four Acts, East Memphis, Tennessee and The Small Guardian (Isle of Misfit Toys), The Shoals, Alabama.) 

Through their work, these artists reveal deeper truths and offer fresh insights into American life. The topics examine important issues such as race and inequality, identity and sexual orientation, immigration and globalization, youth and coming of age, climate change and environmental justice, and the pervasiveness of violence.

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Photo: Detail from the gelatin silver print Knoxville Girl (2016) by Kristine Potter is featured in the “Truth Told Slant” exhibit.