"Atlanta Celebrates Photography, to cite one of the stalwarts, continues to galvanize with substantive programming and partnerships that showcase local artists and bring in key national figures."
- ArtsAtl 2013
"...one of the most important and sophisticated public art projects in Atlanta in recent memory...a powerful experience"
- Atlanta Journal Constitution, 2008
"ACP keeps amazing me -- new ideas, new experiences, new relationships. It also motivates me to do new work and to spur a dialogue around it. I can't imagine my art life without it."
"I continue to be impressed with how many photography opportunities are available in Atlanta, particularly during the ACP festival."
- Festival Participant
Atlanta Celebrates Photography aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world's fastest growing art form. By producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the US, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media. Here's a video for last year's Festival!
Hear and meet leading photographers, educators, and curators during the ACP Lecture Series. Past speakers include Gregory Crewdson, Zoe Strauss, Vincent Laforet, Tierney Gearon, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Bruce Davidson, Lorna Simpson, Lauren Greenfield, Deborah Willis, and more.
ACP's Annual Gala Fundraiser is a world-class photography auction, featuring Denise Bethel, former Head of Photographs at Sotheby's NY as auctioneer. With a silent-auction, live bidding, and a full dinner, the ACP Photography Auction is a night to remember. Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited.
The ACP Film Series explores the symbiotic connection between photography and film. While working with guest curators, we have featured early experimental films, current documentaries and everything in between.
Following the success of the inaugural Photobook Fair in 2009, ACP continues to provide an opportunity for photographers who have published books (on their own, or with publishers) to show, discuss, and sell their books to the public.
The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the US and beyond. The Portfolio Walk gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.
Through partnerships with cultural, neighborhood, and community-based organizations, ACP brings unique opportunities for both artists and audiences across Atlanta.