We're happy to announce a new partnership for this year's Festival, specifically for our My Atlanta Exhibition. We'll be partnering with One Region, a new initiative dedicated to building a more inclusive region by providing civic engagement and community building opportunities that connect metro Atlanta residents of all cultural and faith backgrounds. Here is the theme for this years My Atlanta Exhibition (an open to everyone photo show at Piedmont Park):
"Photographs submitted for the Embracing Diversity theme should communicate the significance of embracing cultural or religious differences. Photographs should celebrate religious, cultural or ethnic diversity within your community or school and highlight the importance of reaching across cultural, religious or ethnic boundaries. Photographs may communicate the beauty found in the diversity of the Greater Atlanta area. Photographs might portray the people, places and spaces that represent diversity to inspire an audience to embrace diversity and envision a more unified community."
Its never too early to start making photos with this theme in mind, so you can participate in our October exhibition!
Plus, next week we'll be launching the Festival Guide listing tool, which enables you to submit your own event, exhibition, artist's talk, booksigning (or anything you can dream-up, really!) to be a part of the US's largest annual community-oriented photography festival!
We can't wait to see what you've planned, and please keep One Region's "Embracing Diversity" in mind while making photographs for the My Atlanta Exhibition!