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ARTSATL: On a Photography Roll

ARTSATL has been publishing a lot of stories about local photographers & photography in the last few weeks! Here’s a quick list…

Clarence Davis Artist Talk at Hammonds House, Sunday, 3pm

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Explore Gordon Parks at the High Museum on Friday with Gallery Tour

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Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m.
Explore Gordon Parks: Segregation Story with Nina Pelaez, Kress Museum Interpretation Fellow, as she leads visitors through these rarely seen photographs by trailblazing African American artist and filmmaker Gordon Parks, many of which were created for a 1950s Life magazine article documenting an African-American family in segregated Alabama.

WABE on Brent Walker’s “Hidden South”

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If you appreciate the portrait-and-quick-quote style of Humans of New York but prefer a southern flair, you might enjoy Brent Walker’s ongoing project, “The Hidden South.”

WABE did an audio story with Brent about his project this morning. Have a listen!

(Photo credit: Brent Walker)

Peter Bahouth Panel Discussion & Holiday Party at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Thursday

“Join us on Thursday, December 11, from 6-8pm for a special press conference including Art Papers editor Victoria Camblin; artist, curator and educator Craig Drennen; and Sidewalk Radio founder and host Gene Kansas to review the plight and resurrection of Henry, the hero of Bahouth’s series “Birth of a Red Planet”. Guests are invited to stay for a holiday celebration following the discussion.

And check out Wyatt Williams’ piece on Medium about the effort that went into creating Bahouth’s exhibition.

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ArtsATL on a great year for photography at the High Museum

A few days ago, ArtsATL published a look back at a banner year in photography for the High Museum.

““The vast majority of our growth over the past three years,” says Abbott, who joined the staff in 2011, “has been through gifts of works of art.” The endowment has helped the High transition to a more active approach. “Rather than receiving,” he says, “we’re purchasing.”

“Time Zero” available via Video On Demand

The Polaroid documentary “Time Zero: The Last Year of Polaroid Film” is available via video on demand with Google Play, Netflix, iTunes, or Amazon. Here’s a discussion of the film via “On Taking Pictures” podcast, and here’s the trailer:

Videos from Paris Photo

In the last week, Paris Photo has updated their Vimeo page with a slew of videos from this year’s events, including a talk with David Campany, and another from Marvin Heiferman. Take a look!



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