ACP Open Exhibition Awards

We had a great time Saturday celebrating the more than 500 photographers who participated in the ACP Open Exhibition at Binders. Awards were presented by juror Michael James O'Brien. Thanks to all the schools, students, adults, senior centers and photographers who participated! Here's a gallery of winners and their work.

Keeping Up With ACP During #acpfest

We couldn't be more excited about our 20th anniversary, and we'll be going as fast as we can go for the next six or seven weeks. The best way to keep in touch and find out about what's happening during the festival is to sign-up for our email list. It's old-fashioned, simple, dependable, and it works.

The ACP 2018 Festival Guide site is: and is the latest reflection of the best information we have concerning all events and exhibitions. There have been many changes since the printing of the Festival Guide in August, and as the festival kicks into swing, should be your first stop in planning to see great photography across the city this fall.

On the social front, we're Instagram-first this year, and will be posting (and re-posting!) about all events at participating venues, including our own programming @atlantacelebratesphotography. If you want to be sure to not miss a post, turn on your notifications! (All posts in your feed are shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms.) Here's how to keep up with #acpfest:

"From your phone, open our profile in the Instagram app. Next, tap the triple-dot in the upper-right corner, and from that menu, tap Turn on Post Notifications."
Most of our Instagram posts will make it to our Facebook @atlantaphotofestival. The posts will be shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms, so if you want to be sure you don't miss anything, click the "Following" pull-down menu, click "See First" and cross your fingers.

We're also on Twitter (@acptweets) which works well for real-time updates, especially related to situations like parking, ticket issues, impacts weather might have on the festival, and things that are immediate.

All said, Instagram's your best bet for the widest view of what's happening during #acpfest, and this blog will be fairly quiet as we concentrate on delivering robust email updates and timely posts on Instagram. Thanks for the support!

ACP Photographers’ Conference – Registration Now Open

ACP Photographers' Conference

Oct. 19/20 - Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Registration now open!

Featuring workshops, masterclasses, and consultations from Richard Renaldi, Holly Andres, Ruddy Roye, Sue Morrow, Derek Blanks, Matt Eich, Morrigan McCarthy, Kelly Sidley, Barbara Griffin, Greg Harris, Matthew Rond, Anna Skillman & Jennifer Yoffy.

Plus a Photo Fair, open-to-the-public, on Saturday!

New Trailer for Winogrand Documentary, Screening Tues., Oct. 9 at Midtown Arts Cinema

Garry Winogrand: All Things are Photographable OFFICIAL TRAILER from Pieshake Pictures on Vimeo.

We couldn't be happier about bringing the new documentary about Garry Winogrand to Atlanta during the festival, on Oct. 9th at Landmark Midtown Fine Art Cinema, and here's a new trailer. Tickets are free - get yours today!

Volunteer with A3C Festival

ACP Selected as a Grantee of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management Program

We're happy and grateful to announce ACP is one of 45 Atlanta-area organizations to be a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies' Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program.

"The invitation-only program seeks to strengthen the organizational capacity and programming of small and mid-size cultural organizations within Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Through the $43 million multi-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies will provide unrestricted general operating support as well as arts management training in areas that include fundraising, strategic planning, marketing and board development."
"We are so proud to be among the organizations in Atlanta selected for the Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management program. This generous financial support, coupled with intensive training over the course of 2 years, will make all recipient organizations stronger and better able to serve our communities."
-Amy Miller, Executive Director"

[VIDEO] “Photographer Zach Wolfe is Still Hungry”

Great to see this Adobe Create profile of Atlanta-based photographer Zach Wolfe, who was a featured speaker in 2014 for our ACP Spotlight Series with Bitter Southerner.

FIVE days left to participate in #acpfest!

If you've dreamed of seeing your photos in an exhibition, or wondered what your photography would look like on the walls of your favorite coffee shop, now's your chance!

Each year, photographers reach out to venues to join the country's largest annual community-based photography festival.  From sandwich shops and nail salons to the walls of The High Museum, venues across the city collaborate with artists and photographers to transform Atlanta with the power of photography.

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you've been waiting to share your work with the world, it's your turn

(Please note: there will be no deadline extension in 2018!)

Festival Guide FAQ
Information for Venues
Information for Artists

Create your #acpfest listing today!

“Because I Asked” – Melanie Dalton

© Melanie Dalton
We want to see your incredible photographs and this week we're sharing "Because I Asked" from Melanie Dalton.

Previous entries:
Stephanie Eley & Billy Weeks
John Fulton & Dustin Grau

Share your incredible photograph with ACP today!

It’s About You

Nothing happens without you. We're so happy that you're part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. In fact, without you, there isn't a photo festival every October, or any of our other events throughout the year. You attend our events, share your photographs with the community, and volunteer to help in so many ways.

Now we need one more thing from you: your financial support. Please make a gift to support the work you are a part of.

We're sure you're moved by this photograph from ACP Board member Jerry Atnip. The gentle power Jerry captured doesn't let go. We're fortunate to have people like you and Jerry in our community, people who care about photography. As ACP celebrates our 20th year, please help with a gift.

Thank you.

Please consider making a gift in support of ACP.

(Photo from Jerry Atnip)  

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