Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world's fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.
ACP hosts an annual, citywide photography festival in October: the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival. The festival includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival's diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics, and collectors.
Throughout the year, ACP sponsors additional community programming and opportunities specifically for the professional development of photographers. Get involved with ACP to find out how you can contribute and participate!
Hear and meet leading photographers, educators, and curators during the ACP Lecture Series. Past speakers include Gregory Crewdson, Zoe Strauss (pictured), Vincent Laforet, Tierney Gearon, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Bruce Davidson, Lorna Simpson, Lauren Greenfield, Deborah Willis, and more.
ACP's Annual Gala Fundraiser is a world-class photography auction, featuring Denise Bethel from Sotheby's as auctioneer. With a silent-auction, live bidding, and a full dinner, the ACP Photography Auction is a night to remember. Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited.
The ACP Film Series explores the symbiotic connection between photography and film. We are pleased to frequently collaborate with Andy Ditzler of Frequent Small Meals since 2004.
Following the success of the inaugural Photobook Fair in 2009, ACP continues to provide an opportunity for photographers who have published books (on their own, or with publishers) to show, discuss, and sell their books to the public.
The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the US and beyond. The Portfolio Walk gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.
Through partnerships with cultural, neighborhood, and community-based organizations, ACP brings unique opportunities for both artists and audiences across Atlanta.