Great News About Photography & The High Museum of Art

April 23rd, 2014
Great to see the latest news about support for photography at the High Museum of Art. Check out the press release, and it's all covered in this piece over artinfo.

Congratulations to the High Museum and Curator Brett Abbott!
"Longtime museum supporters Donald and Marilyn Keough, who helped fund its 2005 expansion among other things, have promised $2 million for the endowment of a permanent photography curator. Atlanta-based photographer and collector Lucinda W. Bunnen, who has donated many works to the museum, has pledged an unspecified amount that will go to the establishment of a photography gallery within the High’s permanent collection display. Another Atlanta-based artist and owner of Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Paul Hagedorn, has given $500,000 for photography acquisitions. Another $400,000 gifted by the Yellowlees Family will be used for for acquisitions of Southern photography, in particular the work of Harry Callahan and Peter Sekaer. “To have so many leaders in our community come together simultaneously to support the important work that we’ve been doing is immensely gratifying,” Brett Abbott, the Keough Family curator of photography, said in a release. “Their generous contributions ensure the long-term fiscal health and growth of the photography collection and that the High will continue to be a leader in the field. I’m excited by the opportunities these gifts present to take our collection to new heights and to expand our holdings in key areas, especially related to the work of Southern photographers."

No Cameras: The Clermont Lounge

December 11th, 2013
Just heard about the new photobook project "No Cameras: The Clermont Lounge" that covers three years at the storied dive bar on Ponce. Bitter Southerner did an excellent piece previewing the project in October, and apparently the book is being readied for publication. Adam Nazarov made the photographs and Dana Hazels Seith wrote the text. And while you're over at bittersoutherner, you might appreciate Tamara Reynold's piece from earlier this year, "The South's Dualities". Erin, Backstage in the most sacred of spaces, The Clermont's Dressing Room - photo by Artem Nazarov
"Erin, Backstage in the most sacred of spaces, The Clermont's Dressing Room" - photo by Artem Nazarov

This Holiday Season, Please Support ACP!

December 7th, 2011

During this season of celebration, we'd like to celebrate YOU for being a friend of ACP! Hopefully you were able to experience some aspect of our month-long, city-wide, October photo festival. The festival featured the work of over 750 photographers showcased at over 150 photo-related events.

If you experienced any part of our festival this year or if you believe in our tireless efforts to make Atlanta a world-class cultural city, please make a tax-deductible year-end donation to ACP. We rely on support from culturally-minded individuals like you.

Some feedback we've received recently:

"It has been one of the most complete events of photography I have experienced, going from applied works to experimental photography. It has a democratic and social spirit. It was a real pleasure."

"ACP keeps amazing me -- new ideas, new experiences, new relationships. It also motivates me to do new work and to spur a dialog around it. I can't imagine my art life without it...I am in awe, and I am honored to be a participant in this life-changing organization."

"Thanks for this great event - please keep up the good work."

The ACP Festival transforms Atlanta like no other art event. It is the only organization that nationally and internationally promotes Atlanta's photographic artists (from amateur to professional) as well as promoting the venues that exhibit their work. We strive for Atlanta to be a city where the creative-class lives and thrives. Your support in ANY amount makes a HUGE difference.

THANK YOU and Happy Holidays!

Meet Our 1,000th Twitter Follower

June 9th, 2010
Meet photo-artist Ellen Jantzen, our 1,000th follower on twitter, resplendent in her new ACP t-shirt! Thanks, Ellen! Follow her @FissionFoto.



Atlanta Photographers in Silver Eye Center for Photography Auction

April 14th, 2010
Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director of Pittsburgh's Silver Eye Photography Center & ACP portfolio reviewer, shares the news that Atlanta photographers Marilyn Suriani, Billy Howard, Thomas England, Corinne Adams, Kathryn Kolb and Wynne Ragland, Jr., have all donated work to the Silver Eye Center for Photography 2010 Benefit Photography Auction. To see their work and 95 other lots by artists like Richard Misrach, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Ralph Gibson, and Elijah Gowin, go to

Magnum Archive to Michael Dell and University of Texas

February 2nd, 2010
Big photography news last night with the announcement that Magnum Photos has sold its print archive to Michael Dell. Magnum Director Marc Lubell discusses the archive. Here's the NYT's story:
“You could see the handwriting on the wall,” said Mr. Lubell, who took over as director six years ago, “and the handwriting was shrinking and shrinking.” With the proceeds from the sale the agency — which represents the work of 13 estates and 51 current members, including well-known photographers like Bruce Davidson, Eve Arnold, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr and Alec Soth — will try to recreate itself as a media entity on the Web, relying less on publications and more on its ability to tell its own stories of world events and trends.
© Magnum Photos

Paul Fusco’s “RFK Funeral Train” Portfolio Headed for the High

February 1st, 2010
© Paul Fusco

Great news from the High Museum:
The photography department has acquired twenty photographs by photographer Paul Fusco from The Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train (1968). On June 8, 1968, Robert Kennedy’s body was transported by train to Washington, D.C., for burial at Arlington Cemetery. On board the train was Paul Fusco, a photojournalist on assignment for LOOK Magazine. As the train made its way down the Eastern Seaboard, thousands of mourners came out to line the railway tracks and pay their final respects. Fusco documented the mourners, taking approximately 2,000 pictures during the eight-hour train journey. Fusco’s photographs simultaneously tell individual stories while capturing the collective emotion of the American public. Unfortunately, Fusco’s photographs were never published by LOOK, and the magazine folded three years later. Fusco was able to retain 200 of the pictures, but the rest were donated to the Library of Congress along with LOOK’s photographic archives. The portfolio remained unpublished until 1998, when it was featured in GEORGE magazine to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Kennedy’s death. The images have since been published in two separate books and have been exhibited internationally. This portfolio of 20 cibachrome prints is part of a limited edition of 15 sets that have been made expressly for museums. It is the first work by Paul Fusco to enter the High’s collection, and it will complement the Museum’s prominent archive of more than 300 photographs that document pivotal events of the civil rights era.


October 13th, 2009
The Frankencamera is a camera that runs open source software to produce HDR images, in camera. Seems like there are endless possibilities for what it might be able to do, as it's as much a computer as it is a camera. Here's the story on NPR.

Inventors of CCD Share Nobel Prize

October 6th, 2009
Before this morning, I couldn't have told you who invented the CCD sensor, which enabled the digital photography revolution. Cheers to Boyle and Smith, winners of the Nobel Prize!

Artadia Short List

February 24th, 2009
The official announcement of the Artadia Atlanta short-list is out, with three local photographers making the grade. Congrats, all! (Photographers in bold, w/ links to their sites.)
The 15 Artadia Awards 2009 Atlanta Finalists are: Tristan Al-Haddad, Corrine Colarusso, Don Cooper, Ruth Dusseault, Sarah Emerson, Scott Ingram, Benjamin Jones, Stuart Keeler, Alexander Kvares, Fahamu Pecou, Rocio Rodriguez, Danielle Roney, Jerry Siegel, Larry Walker, and Angela West.

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