ACP Festival Guides & Getting Ready for #acpfest 2019!

There's no time like the present to think about how you can participate (as an artist, or a venue) in ACP 2019!

If you're planning an exhibition for later this year, taking a look at ACP Festival Guides from past years can be a big help. There are lists of venues you can contact, and generally, they offer a great way to understand the scale and scope of what it means for Atlanta to Celebrate Photography!

Here are the last few years of Festival Guides, in PDF form. Have a look - we hope they inspire you to participate in 2019!

Listings are now open and will close Sunday, June 30th, at 11:59pm


Camera Recycling Drive Begins Today!

Carrie Mae Weems – Lecture at Emory, April 8

Carrie Mae Weems - Lecture at Emory, April 8
Carrie Mae Weems - Lecture at Emory, April 8 - RSVP Required

Upcoming SCAD Thesis Shows

Here's an incredible list of exhibitions from SCAD students coming this Spring, primarily at Garcia/Wilburn Gallery at TULA.

Garcia/Wilburn Gallery

Hsuan Chung
April 03th - 09th, 2019 
Opening April 03th, 6 PM - 9 PM
Garcia | Wilburn Gallery 
75 Bennett St NW ste M-2, Atlanta, GA 30309

Chat Sirichanvimol 
What May Come
Garcia | Wilburn Gallery
75 Bennett St - NW, Suite M-2, Atlanta, GA 30309
April 11th- 20th, 2019
Opening Reception: April 11th, 6pm
Artist Talk: April 11th, 7pm
Closing Reception: April 20th, 11am - 6pm

Chetta Davis
Garcia | Wilburn
75 Bennett St NW ste M-2, Atlanta, GA 30309
April 21- 27

Non-Photo Show (Painting/Installation)
April 30-May 9th

Astin Shrader
Träuma: A Visual Study in Dream Therapy
Garcia/Wilburn Gallery
75 Bennett St NW ste M-2, Atlanta, GA 30309
Opening reception on Monday, May 13th
SCAD reception 5:00-6:00
Public reception 6:00-8:00

Caroline Howell
75 Bennett St NW ste M-2, Atlanta, GA 30309
May 20-27
Opening Thursday May 23rd, 6-9pm

Other Locations

Virginia Jackson Carr
A Fragmented Being
March 29 - May 4, 2019
Opening Reception: 7 - 10  pm
SCAD Reception: 6 - 7 pm 

Daniel D. Edwards
Black Outlined Blue
Narvie J. Harris Museum of Art
18 William Holmes Borders Senior Dr. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
Opening: Friday, April 26th @ 7PM—9PM
Exhibition Dates: April 26th—June 6th

Catherine Grant Wilmer
Coming Home
Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta
May 9-June 3
Opening/Reception: Thursday, May 9 @ 5-7pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, May 9 @ 6pm

Parker Reinecker
Running from the Sun
Trois Gallery
April 22nd to May 3rd
Reception Thursday April 25th 

Final 2019 FENCE Deadline! March 27

The LAST CHANCE to submit is Wednesday, March 27, 11:59 PST ($45/series) There will be no extensions and no exceptions after this time.

Calling all photographers! The largest outdoor photo exhibition in N. America is coming back to Atlanta. Don't miss your chance to exhibit your work in Atlanta + 7 major cities. Additional prizes include a solo exhibition at Photoville, a $5000 cash project support grant, a Leica camera and Leica Akademie masterclass.

LAST CHANCE to submit is March 27

Kate T. Parker “Heart of a Boy” Event, April 7

Atlanta-based photographer Kate T. Parker has a new book (about boys!) coming out this spring with an event on April 7th at Mason Fine Art. Image above linked to Amazon, or call Little Shop of Stories at (404) 373-6300!

April 7, 2019
Mason Fine Art Gallery with Little Shop of Stories
415 Plasters Ave., NE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA
4pm talk/signing with Emily Giffin
"Man up. Boys don’t cry. Tough it out. These are phrases virtually every boy hears at some point during his life. For generations, we have taught our boys the most important trait they can have is to be stoic and unemotional—and traits that do not fit that mold should be suppressed.

THE HEART OF A BOY challenges this notion. Filled with powerful, moving photographs accompanied by thoughtful quotes from each subject, it celebrates the the many ways there are to be a boy - the sensitive and the strong, the creative and the silly, the kind and the curious. Meet Mason, age 6, who pronounces “I like to try new things. I believe in myself.” Matias, age 9, who exclaims “It’s not about what you look like, it’s about your heart.” And Ryan, age 7, who says “I want to be president because I am helpful, kind, and nice."

Sign-up for Art Streiber’s Masterclass, Saturday, April 27!

"Art Streiber’s "The Big Picture: Career Management & Marketing Masterclass"

Want to learn from one of the best? On Saturday, April 27, Art Streiber, a Los Angeles-based freelance photographer/director specializing in portraiture, reportage, entertainment, and advertising photography, will be in Atlanta for "Career Management and Marketing" – a day-long masterclass for today's modern photographer.

Immediately following this three-part masterclass, all participants are invited to join in a cocktail hour from 4:30-5:30pm.

Sign-up today! -

Lisa Tuttle, solo exhibition at Poem88, opens Feb. 23

Lisa Tuttle: Mock Proposal
February 23 to March 30, 2019
Reception: Saturday, February 23, 5-7:30 pm

For her first solo exhibition at Poem 88, Lisa Tuttle presents a series of images that correct Confederate monuments toward an historical accuracy.

Tuttle says about the work:
"It really began as a hypothetical proposal but the more I work on it, the more I think that it is completely feasible. “Mock” can also imply ridicule, and that is not my intention. A bit tongue-in-cheeky perhaps but increasingly a serious, alternative albeit subversive proposal. Historical observance of the defeat and surrender of the CSA (April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse and the dissolution of the CSA government on May 4, 1865 in Washington, Ga./Wilkes County.) If “historical” significance prevents their removal, then perhaps we might observe a different, but accurate, historical significance!"

Sheila Pree Bright / Richard Avedon Mural

So fantastic to see this mural through the rain this morning, on the Fulton County Daily Report building at Pryor & Trinity. The piece is part of Off the Wall ATL, an incredible effort from local arts non-profit Wonderroot.

The mural pairs Richard Avedon's 1963 group portrait of Julian Bond with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee activists here in Atlanta, with Atlanta-based artist Sheila Pree Bright's contemporary portrait (taken in Vine City) of mothers including Samira Rice (mother of Tamir Rice), Wanda Johnson (mother of Oscar Grant), and Gwen Carr (mother of Eric Garner).

"Sheila Pree Bright re-created the Richard Avedon image with mothers of unarmed victims of police brutality from across the nation. These mothers have become leaders and activists fighting for social justice to bring about accountability and policy reform that speaks to racial injustices in the 21st century."

The New York Times covered the mural with this piece from Fayemi Shakur: "From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons." And the Off the Wall project was on CBS This Morning last week, including an interview with Wonderroot executive director (and former ACP board member) Chris Appleton.

It's also fascinating to see how the Avedon photograph is one of at least three frames from this particular shoot. An alternate shot, below, appeared in his book "Nothing Personal".

This version above is a slight crop of the original frame, and here's a 2nd version of the mural photograph, but this time without Julian Bond's daughter, Phyllis.

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