Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Anne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the museum’s Photography Department, which now has a collection of over 22 000 photographs.
Curator of over 40 exhibitions, she has published many articles and lectured throughout the world. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Getty Center, and received an Alumnae Achievement award from Randolph Macon Woman’s College.
In 2001, in an issue devoted to «America’s Best», TIME magazine honoured her as «America’s Best Curator». She was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Focus Award from the Griffin Museumof Photography in 2006.
Anne Wilkes Tucker was a nominator for the Discovery Award of the Rencontres d’Arles in 2007. She nominated the following artists: Gay Block; Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao and Joseph Mills.