“If you look through Huger’s photographs backwards and forwards, you can feel the tension of a mysterious hidden story, one that keeps emerging and vanishing. A light which could be the ordinary light of an ordinary day in an ordinary place, suddenly radiates a dangerous quality. His characters are rarely visible but their traces are everywhere… Huger is a storyteller…. who knows how to distill his story(s) with fascinating and disturbing accuracy.”

– Bernardo Bertolucci

“Huger is looking out and finding ways to organize the frame. Things you see every day, could be a street corner, could be anywhere. And he’s organizing those elements in a very intelligent way… These photographs show someone directing his life towards organizing the frame, to put things in an order. A dedication to looking. Sometimes I have these photographic dreams, where I’m looking at the shot, I think I’m taking them… and they don’t exist. Nowhere I’ve ever been. And then I wake up with the best feeling in the world. What a nice dream. These pictures capture that feeling.”

– William Eggleston

[“Huger] knows immediately what strikes him, what works or what is lacking…. He us gives that great thing: a unique vision, and in being able to communicate it does nothing less than add to the way we see.”

– Susan Minot

“He fixates on these details almost as a child might, gazing unblinking with amazed, naïve eyes so that all of a sudden the banal is made beautiful, the neglected quintessential. The ordinary, or even the ugly, take on a new wonder of their own.”

– Rachel Cambell-Johnston

Born 1961 Memphis


1984 B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Now Here Then” , David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
2015 “Now Here Then” , David Lusk Gallery, Nashville
2013 “SIXTEEN”, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
2011 “These 18”, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
2005 Hamilton’s Gallery, London England
2004 “Sight Unseen”, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
2002 Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
Lake Austin Fine Arts, Austin
2001 The Patrick de Broch Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
The Dorothèe De Pauw Gallery, Brussels, Germany
University of the Arts, Philadelphia
2000 “My Friend from Memphis”, David Lusk Gallery, Memphis
Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
1999 Hamiltons Gallery, London, England
1997 “New Photographs”, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis
1996 “28 Photographs”, Gallery of Contemporary Photography, Santa Monica
1995 “30 Photographs”, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, Memphis

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 “Present Tense: The Art of Memphis from 2001-Now”, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis
2011 ArtMiami, David Lusk Gallery, Miami
2005 Paris Photo, Hamilton Gallery, Paris, France
2004 ‘Everything’s gone green’, National Museum of Photography and Film, Bradford, UK
Spike Gallery, New York
2003 San Francisco International Art Exposition, David Lusk Gallery, San Francisco
2002 Art Basel, Hamiltons Gallery, Switzerland
2001 Art Auction (benefiting the Environmental Justice Foundation Charitable Trust),
Sotheby’s, London, England
FIAC, Patrick de Broch Gallery, Paris, France
Paris Photo, Hamiltons Gallery, Paris, France
2000 “Sexy”, Houldsworth Fine Art, London, England
“Visualizing the Blues”, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, traveling
through 2003 to Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA;
Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO; Austin Museum of Art, Austin; Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC; The Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, NY; Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah, GA; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA
Southern Exposure, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach,
VA traveling to Hand Workshop Art Center, Richmond, VA; Art Museum of
Western Virginia, Roanoke, VA; McLean Project for the Arts, McLean, VA
Works on Paper, David Lusk Gallery, The Armory, New York
Contemporary Design, Sotheby’s , London, England
Brussels Art Fair, Hamiltons Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Paris Photo, Hamiltons Gallery, Paris, France
1999 Belgium Art Fair, Hamiltons Gallery, Belgium, Germany
River Gallery, Chattanooga
Works on Paper, Ledbetter Lusk Gallery, The Armory, New Yorkdavid lusk gallery
4540 poplar, memphis 38117
1998 Works On Paper, The Armory, New York

Selected Publications

Huger Foote: My Friend from Memphis, Booth – Clibborn Editions, London, 2000
Color Photography, Editions Assouline
Dormir/Sleep, Coromandel Press
It’s Always the Day After, Hamiltons

Selected Public Collections

Barksdale-Isom House, Oxford, MS
The Ramey Agency, Memphis
Private Collection of Tara Bernard, London, England
Sedgewick James insurance of North America,
Dorthee De Pauw, Brussels, Belgium
The Assisi Foundation, Memphis
Fidelity Investments, Charlotte
Private Collection of Christy Turlington, New York
Harrah’s Casino, Tunica, MS
Promus Hotel Corporation Headquarters, Memphis
Microsoft Collection, Seattle
Private Collection of Sir Elton John, Atlanta
Private Collection of Richard James, London, England

Selected Clients

New York Times
Dazed & Confused
American Vogue
British Vogue
French Vogue
American Elle
The Observer
Vanity Fair
The Washington Post Magazine
Fruit of the Loom
Hammermill Paper Co