"From the University of Georgia Press, "Inspired Georgia" takes a thoughtful look at our state through the prism of poems and photographs by writers and artists with ties to the area.
The collection of previously published poems represents a significant number of local literati, including co-editor Judson Mitcham, Thomas Lux, Janisse Ray, Jericho Brown, David Bottoms, Kevin Young, Natasha Trethewey and Coleman Barks. Subjects run the gamut from “An Ode to Silence” by Megan Sexton to a broken engagement by Erin Ganaway to a meditation on the color blue — or azul — by Judith Ortiz Cofer.
Among the photographs are fresh looks at predictable scenes — a diner, a high school homecoming, a country fair, a red barn. But there are surprising finds, too: Christina Hadley’s moody, snowy shadow play; Laura Noel’s mesmerizing abstract; Joeff Davis’ playful lake scene.
And in the center is a stunning spread of moody, square-format landscapes by Diane Kirkland of some of our state’s natural jewels, including Mount Arabia, Ossabaw, Lake Burton, Sapelo and the Chattahoochee River. (Edited by Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy and Karen L. Paty. UGA Press. $34.95)"
We're pleased to be working with Virginie Kippelen this year to bring you some sights & sounds from #acpfest. She spent some time with Duane Michals when he was visiting for his ACP Lecture, and if you missed (or witnessed!) his presentation that night, you might appreciate some of his wit & wisdom, above. Mr. Michals' exhibition is on view at Jackson Fine Art through Dec. 3rd.
This marks the 2,000th post here on ACP Now. Onward!
And while we weren't able to locate the Martin Parr lecture (we believe it was filmed by the High, but just hasn't been made public) we were able to put together a list of videos that have been posted.
"Zoe Strauss is a photo-based installation artist who uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. Strauss’s photographic work culminates in a yearly “Under I-95” show, which takes place beneath the Interstate highway in South Philadelphia. She displays her photographs on concrete pillars under the highway and sells photocopied prints of her work for $5 each. In 2002, she received a Seedling Award in photography from the Leeway Foundation. In 2005, she received a Pew Fellowship. In 2006, her work was included in the Whitney Biennial. Zoe Strauss was named a 2007 USA Gund Fellow and granted $50,000 by United States Artists, an arts advocacy foundation dedicated to the support and promotion of America's top living artists. Zoe Strauss is the author of America, published November 2008 by AMMO Books."
"Atlanta-based photographer Chip Simone and the High’s Curator of Photography, Brett Abbott will take an in-depth look at the work on view in the High’s The Resonant Image: Photographs by Chip Simone exhibition. The exhibition features 64 of his color photographs made between 2000-2010 during explorations in and around Atlanta and other American cities."
"Grant Romer, world-renowned photography authority and former Director of Conservation for the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, introduces recently evolved thinking about the daguerreotype in light of the dramatic changes in imaging and information technology over the last ten years.
Romer also examines the basics of daguerreotype connoisseurship through an overview of the history of the process and illustrations of the unique qualities of the daguerreotype."
"Photographer and filmmaker Norman Seeff discusses the creative process that he has documented for more than 35 years. Included are film clips and Seeff’s own photographs of such luminaries as the Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Martin Scorsese, and Nobel Prize-winning scientists."
"Artist and performer Harry Shearer discusses his recent video work, The Silent Echo Chamber. Stuart Horodner, artistic director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; Jim Clancy, anchor of CNN International; and Michael David Murphy, program manager of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, join the panel."
"Acclaimed photographer Tierney Gearon discusses the entire span of her career as a photographer--beginning with her first portraits of her family, her early commercial work as a fashion photographer in Europe, her discovery by Charles Saatchi, subsequent shows at The Gagosian Gallery, "The Mother Project", and her newest series, "Explosure."
"Gregory Heisler, award winning photographer, discusses Arnold Newman and the impact that he and his work have had on photography. Heisler is a commercial photographer with 70 Time magazine covers to his credit."
"Christopher Bucklow talks about his widely known photographic silhouettes made using a pinhole camera. He is also known for the ongoing series of paintings that stem from those photographs. His work is included in the collections of many museums across the US."
"Photography expert Lisa Kurzner leads a discussion on "Through the Spyglass: Politics and Play in Street Photography, 1960 to the Present". The conversation covers the history of street photography and its place in the political landscape of the Vietnam era. Kurzner discusses Garry Winogrand, Susan Meiselas and Danny Lyon, as well as ideas of surveillance and voyeurism in photography."
"Independent scholar Lisa Kurzner discusses Alfred Stieglitz's photographs of artist Georgia O'Keeffe. Educated in Berlin, Stieglitz studied engineering and photography before returning to the US at the turn of the century and opening the 291 gallery. He pioneered the art of photography, and single-handedly introduced America to the works of Picasso, Matisse, and Cezanne at the gallery. Stieglitz took more than 300 portraits of O'Keeffe between 1918 and 1937. Most of the more erotic poses would be in the first few years of their marriage."
"Photographers Chip Simone and John McWilliams, personal friends of the late photographer Harry Callahan, joined Julian Cox to discuss the artist and his muse, Eleanor, as teacher and artist, and to feature examples of their own work."
"Sam Taylor-Wood discusses her work in photography and film, which examines collective social and psychological conditions within thought-provoking scenarios, displaying the discord between the internal and external identity of her subjects."
"Photographer Greta Pratt discusses her interest in historic iconography in America, in particular her monumental work Nineteen Lincolns, on view at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Nineteen Lincolns documents men who belong to the Association of Lincoln Presenters, a society dedicated to studying and portraying the life of Abraham Lincoln."
We wanted to wrap-up this week with a look at FOX 5's story about ACP's ongoing program with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where Corinne Adams and dedicated volunteers have been teaching photography to inpatients for the last year.
As FOX 5 Medical reporter Beth Galvin says, "it was a powerful experience."
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Please have a look at the video and check out the story when you get the chance. It's a heartwarming way to start the weekend!
Special thanks to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Corinne Adams, ACP's Executive Board, the High Museum of Art, and everyone who's helped make this program a reality.