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Nexus Press – Fall Line Talks, Thurs., Feb. 23rd

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Atlanta School of Photography – Classes Open March 6th!

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Ruth Dusseault’s “Play War: RESPAWN” screens Friday, Feb 10th

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THE FENCE 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES

We can't wait to bring THE FENCE back to Atlanta for the 4th consecutive year. It's expanding (again) this year, and will be exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, ATLANTA, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham & Denver! If you're a photographer who's wondering if you should submit your work - the potential audience this year is over four million people.

There are two deadlines; March 14th for earlybirds, and April 11th if you need more time.

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Dr. Doris Derby’s Dashboard Exhibition at Hartsfield Jackson

Check out Dashboard's site for all the info about the latest exhibition from Dr. Doris Derby.
WOMEN CHANGE AGENTS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF DR. DORIS DERBY, 1963-1972

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA, February 3 to April 5, 2017

Women Change Agents is a timely exhibition inspired by the ability of women, particularly women of color, to inspire positive social change.

Dr. Dorbis Derby’s photographs depict the roles of female Civil Rights leaders, 1963 – 1972. Despite the odds, personal sacrifices, and potential danger for many African Americans, outstanding accomplishments were achieved by these women in the areas of the arts, education, media, health, self-help economics, politics, law, community organization, and student activism.

Dr. Derby is an artist, activist and educator who worked in the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama alongside of Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Dorothy Height, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Dr. Septima Clark, Senator Julian Bond, Congressman John Lewis, Mayor Andrew Young, Reverend Hosea Williams, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others."
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[VIDEO] Cam Kirk, on Vice’s Noisey

Great to see Cam Kirk interviewed by Vice's Noisey about his billboard exhibition and his work photographing hip-hop culture (and more) here in Atlanta.

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[VIDEO] Photo Battle Atlanta – 2016

Great to see this coverage of last year's Photo Battle Atlanta event, which was a super memorable evening!
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#RISEUP ATL

Earlier this week, Stereo Williams took a look at Atlanta for the DailyBeast: "How Atlanta Became the New Cultural Capital of America." He connects the dots between Donald Glover's recent success as creator, writer, director and executive producer of his own TV show, to Migos' "Bad and Boujee", even The Walking Dead.

The film industry here in Georgia has gone from $300 million to $7 billion according to Kasim Reed's state of the city address, and now Reed's pushing for the 1/10th-of-a-penny fractional tax for the arts.

Here's Williams on Glover:
"He's turned Atlanta into an allegory for so many peoples' experience—highlighting the city's culture and atmosphere as a window to something more universal. He’s drawn a ton of mainstream praise by presenting his own specifically Black perspective during a time when Black culture is once again both fashionable and feared."
There's also a pretty big game against The Patriots in Houston on Sunday.

We're a photography festival after all, so here's Kevin D. Liles' recent shot of Matt Ryan taking the field. Even if you're not into football, it's hard to not feel good about Atlanta these days.

#RISEUP and Celebrate!

© Kevin D. Liles
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Lalla Essaydi & Sally Gall Exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art, Fri. Feb 3rd

February's a great month for photography in Atlanta - and Jackson Fine Art is having an opening reception on Friday for Lalla Essaydi (who was a featured speaker for the ACP Lecture Series last year. There will also be artist's talks (highly recommended) for both artists on Saturday at 11am.


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Atlanta School of Photography

Glad to see that Sara Keith is taking the reins of the Showcase School of Photography space on Sheridan Rd., and will be launching the Atlanta School of Photography.

If you're looking to learn more and improve your work, be sure to sign-up for their mailing list!

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