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Pete Souza, on 8 years as White House photographer

White House photographer Pete Souza has a new book in production, slated for publication in November and he's been making some public appearances.

Here's a recent half-hour conversation at Ohio University:
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ACP 2017 Festival Guide Listings Close – Friday, June 30th at Midnight!

ACP Festival Guide deadline
Friday, June 30th, midnight


A friendly reminder that the deadline to participate in ACP 2017 (as an artist, venue, or both!) is approaching.

We're so excited to see what everyone has planned for October!

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Our Board Members Are Getting Nervous!

Our Board members are getting nervous! We have until MIDNIGHT to raise $200.  Help us get over the top and double every gift we have received!

 

Your donation helps ACP raise the necessary funds to produce our impactful programming that educates and engages diverse audiences.

Thank you to everyone, including all those new donors, who have helped us get so close!  Don't stop now!

- Amy

PS:  Our Advisory Board has personally pledged $50 for every NEW donor we get during this campaign! Tell your friends and neighbors. New donors can turn $1 into $51 with a few simple clicks!

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“Inspired Georgia” – Finalist in Georgia Author of the Year Awards (Specialty Book Category)

On Saturday, "Inspired Georgia," the dual-anthology of Georgia poets & photographers, was awarded as a finalist in the Georgia Author of the Year Awards! We'd like to thank all the contributing photographers to the project, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Humanities Council, University of Georgia Press, and our fellow editors, Judson Mitcham & Karen Paty.

It was a great evening. We shook hands with the Congressman of ACP's home district, John Lewis, who won the memoir category for his incredible "March" trilogy. Inspired Georgia came in 2nd to a stablemate, of sorts, "Historic Rural Churches of Georgia" by Sonny Seals & George S. Hart (with a forward by President Carter), which was also published by University of Georgia Press.

If you want a "finalist" sticker for your book, let us know! ; )

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Amy Elkins’ Portrait Project in Georgia

You might appreciate these new photographs (Wallflower II) that NY-based photographer Amy Elkins has been making in Georgia over the past year.

"In a continuing exploration into the many nuances of gender identity and masculinity, Wallflower II, turns the camera to masculine identifying individuals from a spectrum of backgrounds. Much like Wallflower (shot between 2006-2008), the portraits stem from an ongoing intrigue regarding masculine identity when stripped of personal context - sitting bare within a constructed, impermanent environment. Unlike Wallflower, which aimed the lens at cisgender men almost entirely photographed in my personal space, Wallflower II explores a much broader sense of masculine identity- shot in the personal space of strangers in urban and rural Georgia upon first meeting and found through online calls / searches surrounding ideas of masculinity and gender in the American South. The work aims to confront socially constructed ideas and standards surrounding both gender and masculinity, vulnerability and beauty."
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SAVE THE DATE – ACP Auction Gala, Oct. 7th, 2017


We're pleased to announce the ACP 2017 Auction Gala will be held at the Porsche Experience Center on October 7th, 2017. To find out when tickets go on sale, please sign-up for our email list!

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Billy Howard’s “Epitaphs for the Living” at Emory, in conversation, June 22nd


ACP board member Billy Howard will be in conversation at Emory's Woodruff Library on June 22nd to discuss "Epitaphs for the Living". The exhibition will be open on June 15th.

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Donate to ACP Every Time You Shop on Amazon!


We have a few dedicated Amazon shoppers who always shop using smile.amazon.com, and donate a portion (of a percent) of their purchase price to ACP.

You can too, just shop on Amazon via this link:

http://j.mp/acp_smile

Thank You!

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Reminder: “The Art of Water” at Atlanta Design Festival, June 9th-11th

ACP is pleased to present "The Art of Water"
an exhibition taking place within the Atlanta Design Festival's Design Economy Expo, in partnership with Dornbracht and MA Design is Human.

Participating Artists:
H. Gay Allen
Peter Bahouth
Nate Dorn
Jody Fausett
David Foster
Maury Gortemiller
Diane Kirkland
Kate T. Parker
Douglas Stratton
Santiago Vanegas

The Atlanta Design Festival provides a world-class showcase of leading international designers and brands with architecture tours, exhibitions, live talks, workshops, installations and the Design Economy Expo.

Aesthetics. Health. Intelligence. Discover how Dornbracht is ‘Culturing Life’. By offering individual, customizable solutions for the bathroom and kitchen, Dornbracht aims to enrich our everyday rituals.

The Design Economy Expo is open to the public, register here for free tickets:
Friday, June 9, 1pm-5pm
Saturday, June 10, 10am-2pm
Sunday, June 11, 10am-1pm

Location:
ADAC
351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, #403 (4th floor)
Atlanta, GA 30305 [map]

(photo by Kate T. Parker)
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Ritual and Ruin: Tableaux of a Lost War photographs by David Knox – Reception & Artist’s Talk, June 14th



Ritual and Ruin: Tableaux of a Lost War photographs by David Knox
June 14th- July 17th, 2017
Wednesday, June 14th, 5-7:30p
Artist Talk and Lecture
Wednesday, June 14th, 12:00-1:15p

"The ghosts of past centuries find undisturbed refuge in the American South from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains down to the fertile flatlands of the Gulf Coast. For New Orleans-based photographer David Knox, the past resides in the present in many forms - land, crops, architecture, and people. In his most recent body of work, he combines historical images from the American Civil War with his own photographs to create photomontages depicting an imagined, surreal world set somewhere in the mid-19th century South. These “tableaux” weave together the disparate lives of Union and Confederate soldiers of the Civil War, freedmen and slaves, civilians and clergy. Characters in his fabled scenes and the symbols around them offer fictional narratives that represent and explore hardship, loss, survival, gender, race, class, reli- gion, death, and resurrection. The large-scale images on display (informed by nineteenthcentury printing processes including stereograph, tintype and wet plate collodion) explore the visual possibilities of a region that remains, in part, unwontedly bound to yesterday; where the present is as peculiar and as haunted as its past.

For more than two decades photographer David Knox has lived in the Southeast and documented the region's landscapes and people. His work combines 19th, 20th, and 21st century photographic processes in single image and collage. His photographs have been exhibited in galleries in Atlanta, Birmingham and New Orleans. He is a photography teacher and lecturer, and holds a MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute."
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