[Audio] City Cafe & John Lemley Preview Friday Night’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner”

Check out this fantastic interview between Jason Parker & John Lemley that aired on WABE’s City Cafe today, talking about Friday’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner” at Big Studio.

An Evening With The Bitter Southerner: What is a “Southern” Photograph?

We can’t wait for Friday night’s ACP Spotlight event “An Evening With The Bitter Southerner“. Local photographers Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene & Zach Wolfe will be joining Dave Whitling to talk about their work & how The Bitter Southerner works with local photographers to create the unique stories they’ve been bringing to light. (Originally scheduled in the printed Festival Guide for Saturday, this event will indeed be on Friday.)

Here’s Dave talking about what makes a “southern” photograph with our friends from Atlanta PlanIt.

My Atlanta Winners – 2014

A few days ago, we announced the winners of the 2014 My Atlanta Exhibition as chosen by Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis of Creative Loafing.

We’ve uploaded the winning photos to an album on flickr, so take a look! And again, to learn more about the winners, check out Creative Loafing’s gallery.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who posted their photos at My Atlanta Exhibition this year! And thanks again to One Region for supporting this year’s “Embracing Diversity” theme.

Critic’s Choice Winner – Thomas Brodnax


Sue Ross Talks “Through A Lens Darkly” on Sojourner Truth Radio

Big thanks to local photographer Sue Ross for passing along this interview where she talks about “Through A Lens Darkly” (screens on Wednesday night!) on Sojourner Truth Radio.

A Live Photo-Sharing Event on Saturday: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family

Since 2004 and the advent of Flickr, photo-sharing has exploded online, with Facebook now receiving more than 350 million photos a day. With all this snapping and sharing, it’s easy to forget how we used to share photos, and what stories we told about them, in the tactile, non-virtual world.

The companion event to Wednesday’s film screening of “Through a Lens Darkly” is Saturday’s “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family” at Westside Cultural Arts Center from 2-4pm. And while the event will most certainly have a digital component, its center will be real people sharing real stories about family photographs in real-time. Here are a few videos that should help lend context about this special event.

(“Frances Dixon shares her family photographs during the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY, 2012.”)

And here’s the event’s trailer (with a great track from Fela!) which features a few views of the last time the event was held in Atlanta:

We’re really excited about Saturday’s event, and hope you’ll come prepared to share your own family photos!

“Better Than A Photobooth” at the ACP Auction

If you attended the ACP Auction on Friday night, we hope you had a great time, and took home some fantastic photographs! It was a memorable night, and Tom Meyer was there photographing portraits with his incredible “Better Than a Photobooth” set-up. Check out the gallery here. Thanks, Tom!


This Week with ACP (10/20)

We have another great week planned for #acpfest starting on Wednesday with our Film Series screening of “Through a Lens Darkly at SCADshow as part of BronzeLens Film Festival, with a one-of-a-kind multimedia outreach event on Saturday afternoon: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion at WCAC.

Through a Lens Darkly is the first documentary (and multimedia outreach project) that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Thomas Allen Harris’s acclaimed film is a chronicle of the incredible influence images have had in shaping perceptions about race.

Friday night brings the ACP Spotlight Series: “An Evening with the Bitter Southerner“, where three local photographers; Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene & Zach Wolfe will be speaking their work with & for the Bitter Southerner. (Please note, this event is on Friday, which is a change from the printed Festival Guide.)

And if you participated in the My Atlanta Exhibition at Piedmont Park, please pick-up your photos from 10am-1pm!

ACP Programs

Wed: ACP Film Series – “Through a Lens Darkly” at SCADshow
Thurs: CANCELLED – Graciela Iturbide lecture at Woodruff Arts Center
Fri: ACP Spotlight “An Evening with the Bitter Southerner” at Big Studio
Sat: ACP Collaboration – Digital Diaspora Family Reunion at WCAC

ACP Film Series Presents “Through a Lens Darkly” @ SCADshow, Wednesday

CANCELLED: Graciela Iturbide @ Woodruff Arts Center – Awaiting Reschedule Date

ACP Spotlight Presents: An Evening With the Bitter Southerner @ Big Studio, Friday

ACP Collaboration: “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion” @ WCAC, Saturday

Events & Exhibitions at Participating Venues

“Transcend” @ Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday

Tintype Workshop @ The Lovett School, Saturday

Photo Pick-up Day @ My Atlanta Exhibition, Saturday

Decatur Digital Photography Meetup Opening Reception @ First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta, Sunday

(Photo credits for each image detail available upon clicking through to the Festival Guide.)

My Atlanta Exhibition Gallery of Winners in Creative Loafing

A big thank-you to Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis from Creative Loafing, who were the judges for this year’s My Atlanta Exhibition. They’ve published a piece about this year’s exhibition, including a gallery of winners.

Big congratulations to Thomas Brodnax’s “Hashtag Selfie”, pictured below, which won the coveted Critic’s Choice prize. And thanks to One Region for their partnership and theme this year, “Embracing Diversity”. If you participated in this year’s exhibition, next Saturday, the 25th is pick-up-your-photo day, from 10am to 1pm!

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Kim Anno artist book Reading and Presentation at Marcia Wood Gallery, Oct. 29


Marcia Wood Gallery is pleased to host:
Kim Anno presents
The Albertine Workout
a collaboration between artist Kim Anno and poet Anne Carson
October 29, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Kim Anno will present the beautifully produced artist book created in collaboration with the poet Anne Carson. Anno’s haunting photogravure images illustrate the book The Albertine Workout by author Anne Carson. This is the second collaboration by Anno and Carson. In 2003 they published The Mirror of Simple Souls. The Albertine Workout was published by One Crow Press at the College of Saint Benedict, is an edition of forty, with sixteen images, forty-one pages of text, in a hand-made clamshell case.

Anne Carson is one of the most celebrated poets and translators in the English-speaking world. Her most recent book, RedDoc>, follows the acclaimed The Autobiography of Red. Carson has received Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, the T.S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize, among others.

Kim Anno is a noted painter, printmaker, photographer and film maker based in Berkely, CA where she is a professor of painting at the California College of the Arts and is represented in Atlanta by Marcia Wood Gallery. Anno is also passionately devoted to expanding the function of art in society. In July 2012 she had a solo exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg. Also in July 2012, her video work was screened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, as well as in Cape Town, SA in Letters from the Sky. In Fall 2011, she screened her video Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 1 on a monumental scale – 67’x15’, in Flux Projects, Atlanta, as well as showed her photography in Don’t Panic Bartel Trust Centre Gallery in Durban, South Africa. In 2012 she was awarded an Open Circle Foundation Fellowship supporting Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 3. In 2010 her video was presented at the 2010 Site Santa Fe Biennale’s One Night Stand Video screening, The Berkeley Art Center, the Bedford Gallery, and Launch pad Brooklyn in New York.

The Albertine Work Out

“It is always tricky, the question whether to read an author’s work in light of his life or not.”

The Albertine Workout is collaboration between artist Kim Anno and author Anne Carson. The book combines text and images exploring the life and times of Proust’s character Albertine, the unique and unforgettable “captive” from Book V of Remembrances of Things Past. Albertine may or may not have been based on a real person in Proust’s life, his erstwhile chauffeur, Alfred Agostinelli. There is a deep, sweet pathos in the unknowable relation between these two beloveds, with Proust in between.

Kim Anno swore on “pain of death” not to illustrate the text. There is a page of the image of a torn tweed suit, a fire red velvet diagonal fold, some green plant fronds, two portraits, and a series of folds, wrinkles and cuts in what appear to be pages of a book. One is never sure if the cuts are fragmented or the whole.

This Weekend with ACP (10/16)

There’s so much going on this weekend, we wanted to send out a comprehensive reminder that includes all the events & exhibitions happening Friday through Sunday. If you’re not already going to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, perhaps we’ll see you on Photography Gallery Tours, the My Atlanta Exhibition at Piedmont Park Community Center, or at one of the many incredible events below!

Closing reception for Michael Reese @ Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday

Opening reception for Uncommon Beauty @ Studio 905 on Juniper, Friday (Panel discussion on Saturday)

ACP Collaboration: Photography Gallery Tours @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery & Lumière, Saturday

Opening reception for Builder Levy @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Saturday

“People of the World” on view @ Atlanta Public Library, Saturday

Artist’s Reception for Artists Atleier, Saturday

Mobile Phone Experience Workshop at Showcase School, Saturday

Opening Reception for Ruth Gogel @ Artists Atelier Gallery & Studio, Saturday

Artist’s Talk for Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center, Saturday

Reception for Bipolar – Augmented Reality Photography, Saturday & Sunday

Opening Reception for Troy Farina @ Luckie Street Gallery, Saturday

Opening Reception for Nine: Lens Masters @ pb&j gallery, Saturday

Opening Reception for Atlanta Photographic Society, Saturday

Opening Reception for “Urban Wilderness & Man-Made Nature” at Woodlands Garden, Sunday

(Photo credits for each image detail available upon clicking through to the Festival Guide.)

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