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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Carolyn Meltzer exhibition at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, opens Fri. Dec. 16th

November 28th, 2016
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Carolyn Meltzer has an opening reception at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, on Friday, Dec. 16th, 6:30-9pm.

Opening Reception for “Meet Me In My Dreams” from Mary Anne Mitchell, on Friday at Chastain Arts Center

August 10th, 2016
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Mary Anne Mitchell, a participating artist in "Inspired Georgia" and ACP 2016, has an opening on Friday night, Aug. 12th, at Chastain Arts Center Gallery.

"Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce "Meet Me In My Dreams", a solo photography based exhibition by Mary Anne Mitchell. This exhibition is presented as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Based on a poem written by the artist, Meet Me In My Dreams is made up of wet plate collodion images that speak to family, memory, and the ethereal passage of time. The work depicts situations, often mysterious, which evoke her southern roots. The work is created using long exposures, wet plate collodion, and digital scanning to enlarge the images which enhance the organic qualities of this medium. Also included in the exhibition are several old fashioned stereoscopic viewers with photographs which are inspired by the poem as well.

Mary Anne Mitchell is a fine art photographer working primarily with analog processes. She recently was a finalist in the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country and can be found in private and corporate collections across the USA, Dubai, Taiwan, and Canada. She lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

What: Meet Me In My Dreams
When: August 12-October 29, 2016
Opening: August 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Artist Talk: Saturday, September 24 at 1:00 PM
Exhibiting artists: Mary Anne Mitchell
Where: Chastain Arts Center Gallery, 135 West Wieuca Rd. NW
Admission: FREE
Contact: 404-252-2927"

Joshua Rashaad McFadden’s “Colorism” on the Atlanta BeltLine

September 15th, 2015

A quick "ride-by" of Joshua Rashaad McFadden's photo-installation for Art on the Beltline, 2015, sponsored by Arnika Dawkins Gallery.

"A photographic art installation designed to combat and bring awareness to the issue of colorism in the African American community by promoting a more positive self-image for all women of color."
Joshua has a solo-exhibition as part of ACP 2015 at Spruill Gallery, opening on Thursday, Sept. 17th. And he'll be participating in the "On Being Black" group show at Arnika Dawkins Gallery in October.

Joshua Rashaad McFadden's

Carl Martin & Chris Verene at refreshed Opal Gallery

October 5th, 2014
Great to see John E. Ramspott's photos of Friday's opening for Carl Martin & Chris Verene at the re-opening of Opal Gallery. Thanks, John!

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Mason Murer’s Friday Exhibitions

September 22nd, 2014
There are three shows opening at Mason Murer on Friday night: "Lucinda's World" in which the gallery space will be "transformed with the installation of furniture, artwork, scrapbooks, and other personal items from Lucinda Bunnen's own home"; "Family as the Vernacular" from Margaret Hiden, Libby Rowe & H. Jennings Sheffield; and the always anticipated Women in Focus annual show, juried this year by Fay Gold. Below is a press release from Mason Murer:

Photos from the Weekend from John E. Ramspott: JFA & SlowExposures

September 22nd, 2014
Great to see John E. Ramspott's photos for Burnaway of openings at Jackson Fine Art and a look at the weekend down South at SlowExposures. Thanks, John!

(John E. Ramspott @ Jackson Fine Art openings)

(John E. Ramspott @ SlowExposures)

photoSLAM in College Park, Thurs., Oct. 2nd

September 16th, 2014
Here's a flyer for ACP event #046 in your Festival Guide, the photoSLAM in College Park! For more information, please contact Shelia Turner.

Sign-up for (Apocalyptic) Family Portrait with Beth Lilly this Weekend

February 26th, 2014
Beth Lilly, who created ACP's Public Art project in 2009, has a new family portrait project that addresses climate change and the collapse of civilization. Fun!

She's photographing families this weekend: "Would you like a family portrait? I'm taking portraits in my studio to use in an art project this weekend and next weekend. For payment, I'll give you an 8x10 print of the final image. Everyone will need to sign a model release. Email or message me if you are interested. Tell your friends! Pets are family too."
"A recent study revealed that nearly 30% of the US population has made preparations for the collapse of civilization – and there are many more throughout the world. To me it was alarming that they would rather count on a future where they are forced to kill friends, neighbors, even relatives to survive than alter their behaviors today and prevent such a calamity. These thoughts were the inspiration for a dystopian satire of the family portrait tradition. I photographed families in my studio against a green screen, posing them according to advice found on the internet for portrait photographers, and digitally placed the families in these scenes (the families saw the backgrounds and agreed to the composites). I think most people haven’t thought about their stash of guns in quite this light so I hope to put some perspective on this trend."

Jason Francisco in Ukraine, photographing protests in Lviv

February 24th, 2014
Emory professor Jason Francisco has been in Lviv, working on personal projects while documenting protests there. He updated his site with photographs and an essay about the dramatic political change that's sweeping that nation.
Public day of mourning, reflection, and prayer / 23 February 2014, Lviv.
Oleh, retired military officer and volunteer coordinator of a citizen run civil defense unit guarding soldiers in Lviv / 22 February 2014, Lviv.
Open public gathering in support of the revolution, Lviv
Donations of clothing received and sorted at a collecting point in central Lviv, for transport to Kyiv / 21 February 2014, Lviv
All photographs © Jason Francisco

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