• THE FENCE, 2015

  • Sheila Pree Bright opening at MOCA GA, 2015

  • Photobook Fair at DBF, 2015

Travel to ACP 2017

As the largest annual month-long, city-wide photography festival in the US and a member of the international Festival of Light organization, ACP attracts many photo-lovers from all over the globe to Atlanta during the month of October; so plan your trip early.

Our auction & gala sells out every year and features Denise Bethel Former Chairman, Photographs, Sotheby's N.Y as auctioneer. It is a seated dinner, combined with a silent auction and an exciting live auction you won't want to miss.

Additional Events
There are over 100 photography events happening during the festival season. Come early to enjoy them before the big events, or stay a few days after and visit the many participating galleries, museums, libraries and arts centers exhibiting photographs during the festival. All are free and open to the public.

Transportation & Accommodations

To assist you with your travels, we have assembled useful information about getting to Atlanta, getting around town and navigating the festival map.

2017 Hotel & Lodging Partners

Renaissance Atlanta Midtown
866 W. Peachtree St., Atlanta, GA 30309
$179 per night
Renaissance Atlanta Midtown How-to-Book Info (PDF)

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
800 Spring St., NW., Atlanta, GA 30308
2017 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival-Reservations Link
Guests can also access the 2017 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival link by visiting our website, clicking on the “Group Booking Code” at the top of the page and entering the group password – “atlphoto”) lower-case letters only.

Non-smoking King bedding accommodations have been blocked for this group. Please note that all guestrooms are non-smoking. For any other requests or inquiries, please enter this information within the appropriate request boxes during the reservations process or call the hotel directly by calling (800) 706-2899 or (404) 838-2100.

Hotel reservations hours are Monday through Friday 9am-6:30pm

Booking Deadline: 09/30/2017

For any additional nights needed before or after the posted group dates, please contact the hotel directly at (800)706-2899 to check availability. For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $15 per night.
(For unlimited in and out access to the garage, an $18 pass is available.)

Travel to Atlanta by Air, Rail or Car

Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest international airport, Hartsfield Jackson International. You can travel by rail on Amtrak directly into downtown Atlanta or drive into town from neighboring states using one of our three major interstates I-20, I-75 and I-85, which all come together in downtown Atlanta. Once in town, visitors can use our public transportation system MARTA, or a Taxi/Uber to get around. In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history creates a city with Southern charm.

Hartsfield-Jackson to Downtown via MARTA Map:

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(top photo credit: Burnaway & John Ramspott)

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ACP Programs

Lecture Series

Hear and meet leading photographers, educators, and curators during the ACP Lecture Series. Past speakers include Gregory Crewdson, Zoe Strauss, Vincent Laforet, Tierney Gearon, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Bruce Davidson, Lorna Simpson, Lauren Greenfield, Deborah Willis, Dan Winters, and more.

Public Art

Featuring temporary projects in various locations throughout the City of Atlanta, ACP's Public Art Project reaches beyond the audience of traditional art venues to expand the way audiences consider lens-based art.

Open Exhibition

This pin-up show celebrates the democratic nature of photography. Open to everyone, participants include amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Prizes are awarded in a variety of categories, including Viewer's Choice.

Photography Auction

ACP's Annual Gala Fundraiser is a world-class photography auction, featuring Denise Bethel, former Head of Photographs at Sotheby's NY as auctioneer. With a silent-auction, live bidding, and a full dinner, the ACP Photography Auction is a night to remember.

Film Series

The ACP Film Series explores the symbiotic connection between photography and film. While working with guest curators, we have featured early experimental films, current documentaries and everything in between.

Photobook Fair

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.

Portfolio Review

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. There will be no ACP Portfolio Review in 2017, as we retool the program to create a new kind of offering for photographers' professional development.

Special Events, Exhibitions & Collaborations

Through partnerships with cultural, neighborhood, and community-based organizations, ACP brings unique opportunities for both artists and audiences across Atlanta.

ACP Sponsors