Category welty

2006 $12,000

Eudora Welty1909-2001

Worcester Art Museum
Worcester, MA

$12,000 to acquire two photographs from the 1930s for the museum’s permanent collection, selected by museum curator David Acton. Welty studied in Wisconsin and New York City before settling in Jackson, MS where she pursued careers as both a writer and a photographer. Chronicling depression-era life in the South, her photographs, which she sometimes referred to as “snapshots,” poignantly capture her subjects’ public and private moments in a sensitive and compassionate way.

Total: $12,000