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[Call for Entries] St. Vincent de Paul Georgia – Profiles of Poverty

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Here’s news from St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, about a new photographic effort they’ve launched documenting poverty. Entries due on May 15th.

“For one in five Georgians, poverty is a daily reality – with basic necessities like food and shelter far from guaranteed. And with one of the lowest rates of social mobility in the country, it’s likely that many Georgia children born into poverty will never escape.

To bring greater visibility to this issue, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP) is creating 100 Profiles of Poverty – a photo gallery depicting the plight of Georgia’s most vulnerable populations.

The exhibit, which coincides with our 100th anniversary in fall 2014, will serve as a thought platform for discussion and incite a clear call for others to join our fight to break the cycle of poverty. Top photographers from across the state are participating – coming together to capture the challenges facing this population as well as moments of hope and progress.

We launched our call for entries last week – and photographers (students, amateurs, professionals alike) are invited to participate. More information here: and on our Facebook page.”

Have You Seen the Cycloramic iPhone App? (A portion of sales benefits ACP!)

Developed in Atlanta by engineers from Georgia Tech, Cycloramic is a unique camera app that magically spins your iPhone 5 to automatically create seamless video panoramas.

You can also use it for still panoramas:

It’s available in the iTunes store for $1.99, and $.50 of that purchase will be donated to ACP (but only if you click this link!)

[Call for Entries] Atlanta Photography Group Gallery – Concepts – Due May 17

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Call for Entries: Aint-Bad Magazine Seeks The American South

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Aint-Bad Magazine is currently seeking photographic works and writings that strongly define the following: The American South.

The American South is both a reality and a fiction, a conceptual and a cultural entity. As such, it has been famously challenged and perpetuated through photography in the form of singular iconic images in the work of photographers like William Eggleston and in the form of the photo-essay, bridging journalism and fine art as in the work of Walker Evans and James Agee.

Issue No. 8 of Aint-Bad, a magazine founded in Savannah, Georgia, seeks photographs and essays or photo-essays which engage in contemporary conceptions of The American South and how it is defined and being re-defined; how it effects the rest of the U.S.; the socio-cultural impact of the region as a new reality and a new fiction.

We are accepting works made in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia.

A select number of artists chosen for this issue may also be included in an exhibition at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in Atlanta, Georgia in June 2014 and an additional exhibition opportunity in Savannah, GA is being formulated.”

Chuck Close photographs in show at Alan Avery Art through April 19th

There are 10 photographs included in the current Chuck Close show at Alan Avery Art. From Stephanie Dowda’s review of the show from Burnaway: “Other works by Close are inspired by new processes that seem to remove the artist’s hand, like a new watercolor digital printing process on Hahnemühle paper, on which bleeding colors replace the orbs painted within a grid.”

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Chuck Close / Self-Portrait / 1995 / Color Polaroid print hinged to board / 37 x 24.5

“(ATLANTA – January 14, 2014) Alan Avery Art Company will begin the 2014 exhibition season with their second exhibition of renowned American artist Chuck Close from Friday, March 7, 2014 until Saturday, April 19, 2014. The exhibition will concentrate on self-portraits of the artist and include a varied spectrum of mediums.

Initially working as a Photorealist, Close paints large-scale portraits. His work is based on the use of a grid as an underlying basis for the representation of an image. Close is also a master printmaker who has pushed the boundaries of traditional printmaking, creating screen-prints with over 200 colors.

Artist Talk from Gregor Turk on Saturday – ACP Public Art

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Gregor Turk will be talking about the final phase of his installation for ACP Public Art on the Beltline this Saturday, April 12th, at 1:30pm.

“Please be aware that the Dogwood Festival will be underway in the park and parking and traffic may be an issue. Come by while you are at the festival or walk or ride your bike. The site is on the BeltLine just south of the Park Drive bridge and 1/3 mile north of the intersection of Monroe Drive and Tenth Street past the long unpaved parking lot.

Apparitions is a three phase temporary public art project funded by Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Art on the BeltLine. Five inwardly facing billboards were constructed in August, 2013 and the imagery on the facades has changed three times since then. The current phase, entitled Look Away, features 5 different images of General William Sherman’s eyes.”

Here is a map for the exact location on the BeltLine.

Six Days Remain to Submit Photos for THE FENCE – ACP Public Art 2014!

The deadline is quickly approaching (Wed. April 9th) to submit your pictures for THE FENCE which will be the ACP Public Art project for this year’s festival. Your image (if selected) will be on a 600ft. long installation on Atlanta’s Beltline, and will also be shown in Brooklyn, and Boston!

Submit your work for consideration today: http://fence.photovillenyc.org.

Stephanie Dowda Artist’s Talk at Get This Gallery on Saturday

Stephanie Dowda will be giving an artist’s talk at 11am on Saturday at Get This Gallery. Donna Mintz wrote a review of the show for artsatl.com, and Muriel Vega interviewed Stephanie for Creative Loafing.

It’s great to see a solid photography show like this in Springtime!

(Stephanie will also be giving a talk on Thursday, April 24th at The Contemporary.)

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David Holloway at Portfolio Center, Thursday, 10am cc @davidholloway

David Holloway will be speaking at Portfolio Center on Thursday at 10am. Open to the public!

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“Through a Lens Darkly” screens at The Plaza, Friday, April 4th, 9:45pm

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Through A Lens Darkly is the first documentary that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Atlanta-based photographer Sheila Pree Bright will be joined with the producer, Thomas Allen Harris after the screening for Q&A.”



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