Matchups for PHOTO BATTLE – Oct. 27th at Ambient+Studio!

October 22nd, 2017
Here are two more match-ups for Photo Battle 2017 at Ambient+Studio on Oct. 27th. It'll be the close-out party for #acpfest, and we want you to be as hyped about it as we are!

Catherine Alston vs. Grace Kisa
Mike Raker vs. Paul McPherson

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“Inspired Georgia” on Tour Across the State, through 2018

September 26th, 2017
Judson Mitchell, reading from "Inspired Georgia" exhibition at SlowExposures, Sept. 14-17th
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the host cities for their Inspired Georgia photo exhibit tour. Georgia communities hosting the exhibit include Zebulon, Milledgeville, Rome, Vidalia, Statesboro, and Albany.

"We are thrilled to be able to partner with institutions across Georgia to share an exhibit of the images featured in Inspired Georgia,” said Karen Paty, executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts. "Each venue will serve as a host for these remarkable photographs as well as literary events celebrating local poets. Together, the book, the exhibit and these readings allow us to further champion the incredible artists that by birth or by choice, have found their muse in Georgia.”

The full list of 2017-2018 dates and venues is below:

October 4, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Georgia College and State University, Leland Gallery - Milledgeville, Georgia

November 1, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Berry College, Moon Gallery – Rome, Georgia

November 22, 2017- January 5, 2018
Altama Museum of Art & History – Vidalia, Georgia

January 9, 2018 - February 1, 2018
Georgia Southern University, Contemporary Gallery – Statesboro, Georgia

February 6, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Albany Museum of Art – Albany, Georgia

Opening dates and program details can be found at

The book, Inspired Georgia, is a co-publication with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Georgia Humanities. Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia's contemporary poets and photographers that engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful pieces penned by Georgia poets and images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years. The book was recently named one of the ten "Books All Georgians Should Read” for 2017 by the Georgia Center for the Book and was a finalist in the specialty book category for the "Georgia Author of the Year.” The book is available through UGA Press. To find out more about Inspired Georgia and to order a copy, visit or

About Georgia Council for the Arts
Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development whose mission is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts. GCA provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state’s cultural heritage, increase tourism and nurture strong communities. Funding for Georgia Council for the Arts is provided by appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Matchups for PHOTO BATTLE – Oct. 27th at Ambient+Studio!

September 20th, 2017
Here are two more match-ups for Photo Battle 2017 at Ambient+Studio on Oct. 27th. It'll be the close-out party for #acpfest, and we want you to be as hyped about it as we are!

Tom Myer vs. Marilyn Nieves
A.D. Clark vs A.D. Jones

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First Two Match-ups for PHOTO BATTLE! Oct. 27th at Ambient Studio

September 15th, 2017
Here are the first two announced match-ups for Photo Battle 2017 at Ambient+Studio on Oct. 27th. It'll be the close-out party for #acpfest, and we want you to be as hyped about it as we are!

Umi Says vs. Tony Smart
Shelby Gordon vs. Demetrius Williams

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Photo Battle on Friday, Oct. 14th – Here are the Matchups!

October 12th, 2016
We can't wait for Friday night's ACP collaboration with Photo Battle, and wanted to share the matchups! Two projectors, two photographers, 10 photographs each; their battle is decided by your applause. It'll be great fun, and we hope to see you there!

Elyse Defoor vs. Michi Meko!
Judy Lampert vs. Justin Perkins!
Natrice Miller vs. Dennis Morton Jr!
Miriam Phields vs. Matthew C. Jahi Walker!
Marie Thomas vs. Quintavius Oliver!
Adrian Thomas vs. Darnell Wilburn!
Lise Tuttle vs. Ben Helton!

“Inspired Georgia” Discussion at Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, 4:15pm

September 1st, 2016
If you aren't on our email list, you should sign-up now (and check the "ACP Festival & Events" box) because the next eight weeks are going to be the most photographically-rich Atlanta's ever seen! (Is "photographically-rich" a thing? We think so!)

For an appetizer, we'll be talking about "Inspired Georgia" at Decatur Book Festival on Saturday afternoon at 4:15. The talk will be at First Baptist Decatur Carreker Hall, and it's presented by hometown heroes, MailChimp. It's been a great collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia poet laureate Judson Mitchum, Georgia Humanities & ACP. Plus, our friends from University of Georgia Press will be selling copies at their booth, too! The book is literally hot-off-the-presses, and we can't wait for you to see it.


Press check for "Inspired Georgia" today in Athens. Can't wait to share this incredible photo & poetry project with you all during #acpfest

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Georgia Photography Exhibition in its 25th Year! Reception at Pace Academy, Sunday, April 10th

March 30th, 2016
"Pace Academy and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) have once again collaborated to present the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition. The exhibit, now in its 25th year, will be on display from March 30 through April 13 in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center and will include works by students from approximately 20 independent and public schools around Atlanta.

Well-known Atlanta-based photographer Kathryn Kolb will judge this year’s competition. Kolb’s editorial work is characterized by an artistic style with strong graphic elements. Her photographs have been widely published and have appeared in Smithsonian, Veranda, Rolling Stone, Nature Conservancy and Orion magazine, among others. Her most recent work explores abstract constructions that seem more akin to painting than photography. Symmetries of Nature, an exhibit of Kolb’s work, was displayed at Pace Academy in late 2015.

“Atlanta Celebrates Photography is proud to be affiliated with this extraordinary exhibition at Pace Academy,” said Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. “Students from all over Georgia, in their continuous exploration of the expressive possibilities of photography, do not shyaway from experimentation or fresh ways of seeing the world. Their energy and spirit comes through in the work and makes for an impressive exhibition. We encourage photography enthusiasts of all ages to come see this surprising exhibition where they are sure to be inspired and creatively reinvigorated.”

Award winners will be announced at a reception in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center on Sunday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Five entries will receive first-place prizes. Second-place, third-place and honorable mention awards also will be presented."

[VIDEO] PlanIt Preview: Contemporary Latin American Photography

October 8th, 2014
Atlanta PlanIt swung-by the Contemporary Latin American Photography Exhibition at 1280 Gallery last week, and put together this video about the show, featuring interviews with the curators!

ACP Special Exhibition – Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center

October 2nd, 2014
It was a real treat to open the ACP Special Exhibition - Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center with distinguished guests from the consulates of Brazil, Mexico & Argentina last night, along with the show's three curators; Carlos Carvalho (Brazil), Allegra C. Dimontezemolo (Mexico) & Silvia Mangialardi (Argentina). And a big thanks to DELTA for helping make the idea a reality. The ACP Special Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Photography will be on view through Oct. 18th.
ACP Special Exhibition - Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center

ACP at Decatur Book Festival (art|DBF)

June 20th, 2013
We couldn't be happier to be joining our friends in the local arts community to be a part of art|DBF at the Decatur Book Festival, Fri. Aug 30th - Sun. Sept 1st. For more context, see ArtsATL.
This year AJC DBF has invited a diverse group of arts organizations to engage our imaginations with stories, ideas, performances, installations, films, music, artwork, and photographs in order to connect our citizens more broadly with the arts and cultural opportunities in their local community. Participants include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers, Burnaway, Dashboard Co-op, FilmLove, Flux Projects, gloATL, High Museum of Art, The Lucky Penny, Museum of Design Atlanta, MOCA GA, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Straw Hat Press, Staib Dance, Theatrical Outfit, WonderRoot, among many others.

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