ACP Open Exhibition

  • ACP Open Exhibition


  • Updated: Aug 22nd, 2017

Formerly called "My Atlanta", this annual open exhibition 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.

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you've ever taken or the best you've taken this week)!

The theme this year is: What does giving back look like in my community?

Saturday, September 30 from 12-4PM
All photographers of all ages are invited to hang their best photo! Only one unframed photograph per photographer. 8 1⁄2 x 11 or smaller. Framed or matted photographs are not allowed.

Open for viewing, starting Sunday, October 1st.

An awards ceremony and reception will be Saturday, October 28th from 12-2pm.
Photographs must be removed Saturday, October 28th 2pm - 5pm)

The general public, Elementary, Middle and High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded in 10 categories and will be judged by the staff of Creative Loafing.

Viewer's Choice (determined by viewer votes)
Other Prizes: judged by the staff of Creative Loafing
Critic's Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Black and White
Best High School
Youth under 12 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Teen 13-18 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Adult (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Senior (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Best Interpretation of the Theme: awarded by our partner Soul of Philanthropy (Winner gets to present his or her work at a public event at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in November, Gift Certificate for framing by ACP.)

About Soul of Philanthropy:
Later this year Atlanta will host The Soul of Philanthropy, an exhibition dedicated to the tradition of African American philanthropy. The Soul of Philanthropy presents the stories of an unsung legacy of Black philanthropists, centuries-old cultural customs and beliefs about ingenious givers carving a way out of no way. The Soul of Philanthropy exhibition (#112) is free and open to the public, and will run from November 1, 2017 through January 22, 2018, at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

Partnerships: Soul Of Philanthropy, Binders, Creative Loafing.


My Atlanta Exhibition Archive

MY ATLANTA 2016

(photo credit: Julia Leon)

MY ATLANTA 2015

(photo credit: Paula Harding)

MY ATLANTA 2014

(photo credit: Thomas Brodnax)

MY ATLANTA 2013

(photo credit: Ken Guthrie)

MY ATLANTA 2012

(photo credit: Kathryn Cheek)

MY ATLANTA 2011

(photo credit: Kelsey Sasser)

MY ATLANTA 2010

(photo credit: ACP)

MY ATLANTA 2009

(photo credit: Arielle Nadel)

MY ATLANTA 2008

(photo credit: Louie Favorite)

MY ATLANTA 2007

(photo credit: Abigail McHugh)

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