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Real Hens of Atlanta? Yes, Real Hens of Atlanta – UNCOOPED!

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We see a lot of announcement flyers for photo-projects & exhibitions here at the office, but I think it’s fair to say we’ve never seen anything like this: Real Hens of Atlanta, opening at Showcase School of Photography on August 8th.

And yes, in case you’re wondering, the hens will be attending their own opening.

[Extended Deadline] ACP 2014 Portfolio Review

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If you’re rushing to get together your 3 to 5 jpgs to send-in for the ACP 2014 Portfolio Review, you have an extra four days to sign-up. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 31st, 11:59pm.

This year’s distinguished panel of reviewers includes:
Elizabeth Avedon – Independent Curator, Contributor L’Oeil de la Photography, NY
Brie Castell – Owner, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Arnika Dawkins – Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Parker Eshelman – Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal, NY
Greg Harris – Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
W.M. Hunt – Photography Collector, Curator and Consultant, NY
Michael Kochman – Artistic Director, Image, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
Paul Kopeikin – Owner, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brenda Massie – Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Rich – Photographer, Curator of Oxford American Magazine’s Eyes on the South, Asst. Professor University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Storm Janse van Rensburg – Independent contemporary art curator, Berlin, Germany
Jennifer Schwartz – Founder, Crusade for Art, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Rick Wester – Owner, Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC, NY

Roving VIP’s (on site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work):
Matthew Rond – Photo Editor, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and contributing editor for CNN Photos blog
Mary Stanley – Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club
Dan Winters – Photographer

Local Photographers Contribute to “Profiles of Poverty” opening Tuesday, August 5th

Joeff Davis

Tim Redman

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Photographs from Joeff Davis (top image), John Glenn, Tim Redman (above), Renee Brock, David Tulis, Rachel Parrish, Ramon Taylor, Stephen Morton, Lesley Ann Price, Lindsey Lingenfelter & Chris Hunt exploring poverty in Georgia will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.

“Some 1.8 million Georgians currently live below the federal poverty level. Despite these large numbers, too often the plight of the most unfortunate among us is hidden or simply ignored.

That’s why St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has launched “Profiles in Poverty,” a photography exhibit that chronicles the plight of Georgia’s most vulnerable populations. The Kickstarter-funded exhibit features photos from the state’s most talented photojournalists, including John Glenn, David Tulis, Joeff Davis, Stephen Morton, Chris Hunt, Tim Redman and more.

The exhibit depicts the issues affecting the poor, including homelessness, hunger, healthcare accessibility, homebound seniors and unemployment. Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, the exhibit captures the indomitable spirit of many in tough situations, their moments of hope in the midst of despair.

The gallery will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. We invite you to the opening reception event on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.”

Two Recent Pieces about Gregor Turk’s Project(s) for ACP Public Art

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Great to see two recent pieces about Gregor Turk’s public art project on the Beltline, one by Ed Hall in Burnaway, the other by Howard Pousner in the AJC.

Ed’s piece mentioned that the pieces have suffered some recent vandalism. We went by recently to check out if there was lasting damage. There’s a bit of paint on one of the pieces, but the rest of the installation is still looking great!

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(Above photo from Gregor Turk, this photo, from ACP.)

Confirmed Reviewers for ACP Portfolio Review

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Calling all photographers who want to advance their skills, careers, opportunities…. There’s one week left to register for the acclaimed ACP Portfolio Review, and it’s FREE to apply!

In the next few days we’ll update this list with four more confirmed reviewers.

This year’s distinguished panel of reviewers includes:
Brie Castell – Owner, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Arnika Dawkins – Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Parker Eshelman – Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal, NY
Greg Harris – Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
W.M. Hunt – Photography Collector, Curator and Consultant, NY
Michael Kochman – Artistic Director, Image, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
Paul Kopeikin – Owner, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brenda Massie – Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Rich – Photographer, Curator of Oxford American Magazine’s Eyes on the South, Asst. Professor University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Storm Janse van Rensburg – Independent contemporary art curator, Berlin, Germany
Jennifer Schwartz – Founder, Crusade for Art, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Rick Wester – Owner, Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC, NY

Roving VIP’s (on site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work):
Matthew Rond – Photo Editor, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and contributing editor for CNN Photos blog
Mary Stanley – Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club
Dan Winters – Photographer

The event is Saturday, October 11th, at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center. There will be lots of great events surrounding the Portfolio Review day (a panel discussion by Getty Images, a lecture by Dan Winters, a workshop and more) so don’t delay – sign up today!

- ACP

Sheila Pree Bright wins MOCA GA Working Artist Project Grant

Congratulations to ACP Board Member Sheila Pree Bright (and Jonathan Bouknight, and Sarah Emerson!) who received a Working Artist Project Grant from MOCA GA. All the good news is over on ARTS ATL. Congrats, Sheila!

We Can’t Wait for THE FENCE

Jan Fields was in Brooklyn last weekend, previewing THE FENCE. We can’t wait until it arrives in Atlanta in August!

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Vern Yip, Honorary Chairperson of ACP 2014 Photography Auction Gala!

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Atlanta Celebrates Photography announces famed Interior Designer Vern Yip as honorary chairperson of annual photography auction and gala. Denise Bethel, VP of Sotheby’s NY and Head of Photographs Department will be the distinguished Auctioneer for the event. [download pdf of press release]

Atlanta’s own interior Design guru and avid photography collector, Vern Yip is honorary chairperson of the 2014 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Auction and Gala. Vern Yip has knocked down walls and made over countless homes and restaurants during his four seasons on TLC’s Trading Spaces, on NBC’s Home Intervention, and during his now eight years as one of HGTV’s most recognizable designers.

Vern spearheads the Vern Yip Home line of home décor goods with Home Shopping Network (HSN) and runs his own design company in Atlanta, Vern Yip Designs (vernyip.com). He is frequently seen on NBC’s Today, CNN and Live! with Kelly and Michael and is a monthly columnist for The Washington Post.

See Vern on HGTV on Saturday, July 12th for the premier of Live in Vern’s House.

The distinguished auctioneer for the 2014 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Auction and Gala will be Denise Bethel. Ms. Bethel joined the Sotheby’s Photographs department in 1990 and for almost 20 years, has been its Director and primary Auctioneer. She has played a key role in the development of the market for fine art photographs in New York, the epicenter of the photographs collecting world. Her long experience in appraising and selling significant photographs has made her the senior expert and senior auctioneer in the world of photography auctions in the United States.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. By producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, ACP provides experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

The annual Photography Auction and Gala is the premier art event of the season, and is ACP’s only fundraising event of the year. Proceeds support ACP’s diverse programming (ACPinfo.org).

When: Auction Date is Friday, October 17th, 2014
Where: Event held at Mason Murer Fine Art, 199 Armour Dr. Atlanta, GA 30324
How: For more info and tickets visit ACPinfo.org, call 404-634-8664 or email info@ACPinfo.org

The Wieland’s wareHOUSE, revealed on ARTSATL

Great to see one of the most amazing collections of art in Atlanta finally publicly revealed on ARTSATL yesterday. Thank you, John and Sue Wieland!

“Wieland, 77, takes joy in guiding visitors through the museum, perhaps especially artists represented in the collection. They often reveal things about the works neither he nor Cochran knew. For instance, when Thomas Struth visited while in Atlanta for a talk at the High Museum, he commented that Ruff’s Haus # 11 was the first ever digitally manipulated photograph made in Europe.”

Vivian Maier & Chris Lowell Open at Jackson Fine Art, Thurs., July 10th

Vivian Maier & Chris Lowell Open at Jackson Fine Art, Thurs., July 10th

Chris Lowell & Vivian Maier at Jackson Fine Art, opening Thurs., July 10th!



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