Meg Griffiths’ “Casa Particular” at Serenbe Photography Center, opening May 3rd

April 25th, 2013
Download the PDF press release or view Casa Particular on Meg Griffiths' site.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography ( is pleased to announce that Meg Griffiths, the recipient of the 2012 Serenbe Exhibition Award as part of the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Portfolio Review, will unveil her exhibition May 3rd at Serenbe Photography Center (visit for more information). Selected by Atlanta’s Jennifer Schwartz of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, from over fifty attendees at the ACP Portfolio Review, Ms. Griffiths’ work represents “a modest cross section of Cuban casas particulares.” The exhibition will run through May 31st. In addition to her exhibition at Serenbe, Ms. Griffiths will be leading an Artist Book Workshop on May 4th. Please see to register for this workshop. Space in limited. Meg Griffiths was born in Bloomington, Indiana and raised in Houston, Texas. She received two B.A.’s at the University of Texas in Cultural Anthropology and English Literature and earned her Master of Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design. She currently lives in Columbia, South Carolina where she is an adjunct professor of photography in the McMaster College of Art at the University of South Carolina. Her work has been shown in multiple venues around the United States including: the Carte Blanche Gallery and the Rayko Gallery in San Francisco, Houston Center for Photography, and the Ogelthorpe Gallery in Savannah, GA. She has also been published in PDN, South by Southeast Magazine, LPV Magazine, Lenscratch, Le Journal de la Photographie, Fraction Magazine, and Silver and Ink. Her work has been added to several private collections and is part of the permanent collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Announcing the 2012 ACP High School Essay Contest – Deadline May 11th!

April 16th, 2012
Announcing the 2nd-annual ACP High School Essay Contest! If you’re a Metro-Atlanta public high school student and are interested in photography, check out our essay contest. You would win a Canon Rebel XT digital camera! Deadline is May 4th May 11th! Details here or embedded below: 2012 ACP High School Essay Contest

Guggenheim Museum “YouTube Play” winners to be screened in Atlanta

October 17th, 2011
i45 Acp Press Release ACP is partnering with i45 for a screening of the Guggenheim's "YouTube Play" finalists, in tandem with a screening of Monica Cook's Volley, on October 29th, in Grant Park.

Winner of ACP’s High School Essay Contest

March 28th, 2011

ACP is pleased to announce that Eilis Gehle, a 17-year old student at Decatur High School, has won the ACP High School Essay Contest and a Canon Rebel digital-SLR kit. From Eilis' winning essay:
"I want to be able to take pictures of my memories. Maybe I won't become a photographer, but I will continue to always take pictures. If I had a camera I would be able to create my own memories through it and make memories for other people to cherish."
We want to congratulate Eilis and thank each and every student who took the time to enter the contest. There were more entries than we expected, and choosing the winning essay was a true challenge.

We'd like to send a Big Thank You to Nida Zada for her kind and generous support of this year's contest. If you'd like to donate a (gently used) digital-SLR kit for this initiative, please contact us so we can continue to support young photographers!

Essay Contest for High School Students – Win a Canon Rebel XT!

January 19th, 2011
If you're a Metro-Atlanta public high school student and are interested in photography, check out our new essay contest. You would win a Canon Rebel XT digital camera! Deadline is March 4th. Details here: ACP High School Essay Contest Many thanks to Nida Zada for her kind and generous support of ACP and this initiative!

[Press Release] ACP Joins Festival of Light

December 7th, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2010 Media Contact: Michael David Murphy (404) 634 -8664 Press Release download: [pdf] Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Joins International Consortium of Photography Festivals ATLANTA – Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) announces today that it has been accepted into Festival of Light ( an international collaboration of more than 20 photography festivals taking place all over the globe. Becoming a part of Festival of Light allows ACP to operate on an international platform, greatly increasing the organization’s ability to draw from an international roster of guest lecturers and portfolio reviewers while providing greater opportunities for international exposure to photographers and venues that participate in ACP’s annual festival. ACP is one of three member organizations in the United States, including Photolucida in Portland, OR and FotoFest in Houston, TX. Amy Miller ACP’s Executive Director states “We are thrilled to become a part of Festival of Light. It is invigorating to have Atlanta’s voice become part of a greater international dialogue of cooperation and photographic exploration. Presenting ACP to the members of Festival of Light for consideration was an honor. We look forward to collaborating with photo festivals from around the world, while working to increase Atlanta’s visibility as an international center for photography.” ### About Atlanta Celebrates Photography Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) supports Atlanta’s emergence as an international center for photography. Through an annual October festival and year-round programs, ACP seeks to nurture and support photographers, educate and engage audiences, promote diverse photography venues, and enrich the city’s cultural scene. For additional information visit ACP is a 501(c) (3) non-profit arts organization supported by Bank of America, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, Atlanta, Georgia under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council (FCAC), Atlanta, Georgia; the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund (MAAF); Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs (BCA); and the Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) through appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support for ACP comes from corporate and private donors. About Festival of Light At the beginning of the 20th century, photography heralded a new form of art and popular communication. At the end of this century, festivals and museums of photography are becoming the focal points of popular culture around the world. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHT joins the visual technologies of the 19th and 20th centuries with the new communication systems of the 21st century. The FESTIVAL OF LIGHT creates a pathway of photography around the world - a year-long program of monthly events in three continents - celebrating the diversity of art and society across the world.

2009 ACP Annual Report

February 9th, 2010
Here's a look back on 2009, via our Annual Report. 2009 ACP Annual Report

ACP Receives MAAF Atlanta Arts Recovery Grant

June 9th, 2009
ACP is very pleased to have been included in the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund's Atlanta Arts Recovery Initiative. See the press release below. A new logo will be added to our sponsors, straightaway! Thank you very much, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.


Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund Recovery May 2009 Grants

Video: ACP Announces 2008 Public Art with McCallum/Tarry

April 28th, 2008

ACP Announces 2008 Public Art with McCallum/Tarry from Atlanta Celebrates Photography on Vimeo. Please see the press release for more information.

ACP Purchases Matt Haffner’s “Serial City”

November 28th, 2007
ACP ACP Purchases Matt Haffner's is pleased to announce that we've purchased a complete set of prints from Matt Haffner's "Serial City" public art project, and the prints will become part of MOCA GA's permanent collection. Mr. Haffner's wheat-paste cutouts were ACP's Public Art project in 2006, curated by Joey Orr. In purchasing the series, ACP deepens our committment to supporting local artists, and insures that our Public Art projects will continue to live in the archives of a local museum. ACP thanks Joe Massey and the Joe Massey Foundation for making this purchase possible. We share a commitment to supporting local artists, and we're pleased that the purchase strengthens ACP's relationship with a local arts organization. Creative Loafing Arts staff writer Felica Feaster, an enthusiastic supporter of "Serial City", has posted about the purchase on Creative Loafing's PopSmart Blog.

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