ACP Photobook Fair at Decatur Book Festival This Weekend!

(We sent this out to our email list this morning and wanted to share it with you here, too!)

ACP Photobook Fair This Weekend at DBF!

Photography books are more popular than ever, and there are some groundbreaking independent publishing outfits that are enabling us all to discover photographic projects that may not otherwise see the light of day. We have invited a few of these publishers to our ACP "photobook booth" at the Decatur Book Festival.

Saturday (10am-6pm) & Sunday (12-6pm), come to Decatur Square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

Special Exhibitors at ACP's booth include:

  • Ain't Bad Magazine (Savannah-based quarterly publication that supports new photographic art)
  • Daylight Books (a non-profit, North Carolina-based publisher dedicated to art and photography books)
  • Fall Line Press (Atlanta-based photobook publisher, bookstore and reading room)
  • J&L Books (a non-profit Atlanta & New York-based publisher of artists' books)

Plus, we will have thousands of ACP Festival Guides, hot off the press! Come grab a few copies and discover all the amazing photography your Atlanta community has to offer this fall! (It's kind of incredible this year, we must say.)

Admission is free. Parking on street or in multiple parking decks, or take MARTA to the Decatur station.


A Photograph of a Former President “with” William Eggleston’s Guide

From Harper's Books in East Hampton, NY, a photograph of William Jefferson Clinton, who just so happens to be standing in front of some great photobooks, including William Eggleston's "Guide".


Myott Studio’s Annual Givaway



Come by or tell all your artist friends or anyone creative about our artpark Open House Scrap and Discarded Frame Giveaway on Saturday, August 29th, 9:00am - 1:00pm. Help us reduce clutter by taking away old frames and finding new homes for them. All old frames and scraps are FREE and there is no limit to what you can take. We will have scraps of Matboard, Acrylic, MDF & Dibond. Hope to see you there - See attached info for more details!

Parking in front or along the street:
Myott Studio
1360 Boyd Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30318

“Director’s Cut” at APG – Aug 26th-Oct 3rd

Debra Jansen,

APG has a new exhibition up today, with the opening reception on Friday, Sept. 25th!

Director's Cut

APG Gallery presents “Director’s Cut,” a group exhibition of photography that varies widely in technique and content, but share cinematic sensibilities. The 29 artists in this exhibition clearly have a story to tell but ultimately leave the viewer to imagine and speculate; posing questions rather than revealing answers.

The exhibition will run from August 26th to October 3 - the gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 12-4pm. The reception will be on Friday, September 25th, 7:30 -9:30 pm. Curator Beth Lilly gives a talk at the gallery the following day, Saturday, September 26, from 2-3pm.

Location: APG Gallery 75 Bennett St B1, Atlanta GA 30309

Photocredit: Debra Jansen, "Alone" 2009

ASMP-Atlanta’s “The Business of Photography Workshop”

Todd Bigelow is teaching a "Business of Photography" workshop for ASMP-Atlanta on Sept. 19th.

"The Business of Photography Workshop is designed for those interested in pursuing freelance photography careers, working primarily with editorial publications (newspapers, magazines, wire services), non-profits, foundations and corporations. This two-day course is packed with practical advice and information on the business of photography, derived from Todd Bigelow's over two and a half decades of freelance experience.

Todd presents real experiences and scenarios as the basis for discussions regarding the importance of valuing your work, client development, portfolio considerations and presentations, copyright basics, licensing photos for revenue, dealing with contracts, rate and term standards, social media integration, legal and tax issues, agency representation, image workflow and more.

Participants will leave the workshop with a sound understanding on how to successfully handle business issues related to the freelance market, and the knowledge to manage their career."

ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Anna Walker Skillman


The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Anna Walker Skillman!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

Anna Walker Skillman

"Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 17 years. Graduated in Art History from the University of Georgia in 1991, she began her career working at the Haines Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery in San Francisco. In 1993, Anna moved to Atlanta to manage the studio of famed Atlanta artist Todd Murphy. After working with Mr. Murphy to help establish his career, Anna turned to photography and joined Jackson Fine Art in 1998. In March of 2003, she purchased Jackson Fine Art from Jane Jackson who became curator of the prestigious and renowned collection of Sir Elton John. Ms. Walker Skillman is honored to have the opportunity to continue a reputation of excellence in exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists. With a focus on a blend of 20th century and contemporary work, Jackson Fine Art has become an integral part of the arts community at large. Anna resides in Decatur with her husband, Ben, and two children."

ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Gordon Stettinius


The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Gordon Stettinius!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

Gordon Stettinius:

"Gordon Stettinius is founder of Candela Books, an independent publisher of fine art photography books, and in 2011 opened a gallery in the downtown arts district in Richmond, Virginia. Candela Books is currently considering work for titles for release in 2016 and 2017 and Candela Gallery is developing its exhibition schedule for the same time frame.

Stettinius has a diverse background having exhibited his own photography for over twenty years, having started one of the earliest online photo magazines and spent several years as a researcher and representative for a fine art stock agency where he edited and promoted the work of fine artists for commercial opportunities. Stettinius is also an adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University, and has been a writer, frequent portfolio reviewer and an artist board member of an established non-profit gallery for over ten years.

Stettinius is currently working as editor on two in-development projects. He is especially interested in seeing work by photographers who photograph their own families and he is also currently collecting/reviewing the work of low tech or no tech photographers… i.e. pinhole, plastic cameras, homemade cameras, etc. for possible book projects.

Otherwise, Stettinius is happy to review and offer advice / critique for all types of work and may be able to offer exhibition and/or publishing opportunities"

ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Alyssa Coppelman


The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Alyssa Coppelman!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

Alyssa Coppelman

Alyssa Coppelman is an Independent Photo Editor with over a decade of experience, primarily as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine. She still regularly does picture research for them and Oxford American Magazine. Alyssa is a regular contributor to WIRED Photo and has written for Slate’s Behold blog, Feature Shoot, and Hatje Cantz’s fotoblog. She has judged for Flash Forward, Critical Mass, and Slideluck Austin VI, and has reviewed portfolios at Fotofest Houston, PhotoNOLA, and Photolucida. Working one-on-one with photographers, Alyssa edits and sequences portfolios and photo books, helping them present their strongest work in the most cohesive way.

Alyssa is most interested in seeing documentary and fine art photography. Print and digital portfolios are both acceptable, as are books and book mock-ups. She is less interested in commercial and fashion photography, though she is open to seeing any work demonstrating a thoughtful approach. For photographers wishing to develop relationships with magazines, she can advise how best to approach potential clients. Several photographers she was introduced to via online contests and portfolio reviews have been published in Harper’s and Oxford American, and featured on WIRED Photo, Feature Shoot, and Slate.

Robert Burley’s “Disappearance of Darkness” on Benjamen Walker’s “Theory of Everything”

A super-fascinating episode of Benjamen Walker's always-interesting "Theory of Everything" podcast, this time exploring "the end" of analog photography, and an investigation (via a Snapshot theorist) into what photography is becoming. The episode visits Robert Burley, whose project "The Disappearance of Darkness" explored the closing of Kodak Canada - a video explaining the project appears above.

"If I had to choose a picture that summed the project up, I think it would be the photograph that I did in Kodak Park in 2007. It's a crowd of people that are standing very solemnly in front of a cloud of dust, because the dynamite's just been set-off, the building's collapsed, and the structures are now gone. The only thing they can see is the cloud of dust, and of course they are all documenting it with digital cameras and cell phones and video cams of all sorts."

Art Rocks Athens – Aug 27-30

Art Rocks Athens - Aug 27-30

Art Rocks Athens includes a photography exhibition!

"Curated by Sandra Lee Phipps, professor of photography at SCAD Atlanta, this extensive and varied photo retrospective of the Athens scene from the 1970s to 1985 will have several sub-themes, including portraits ("i'll be your mirror"); a sense of place (Athens); fine art; people in their spaces/homes/rooms -- reflecting the way people lived in "thriftstore" Athens ("in my room"); and party/clubbing photos (the "scene" itself). Among the many photographers represented will be Keith Bennett, James Herbert, Michael Stipe, Jeremy Ayres, Rick Hawkins, Michael Lachowski, Terry Allen, Terry Boling, Curtis Knapp, Ann States, Dana Downs, Laura Levine, Margo Rosenbaum, Matt Parker, Lauren Hall, John Taylor, Lorri Shipp, Carol Levy, Nanette Consovoy, and Sandra Lee Phipps."

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