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Mark Caceres opening at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Thursday, 6-9PM

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The Georgia FENCE, now on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail!



The Georgia FENCE is now installed on the Atlanta BeltLine's Westside Trail, featuring the work of Casey Brown, Blake Burton, Fernando Decillis, Andrew Feiler, Nick Gruenberg, Patrick Heagney, Kelly Kline, Paige McFall, Dorothy O'Connor & Michael Reese.

Glad to see The Georgia FENCE back in Atlanta after touring cities across Georgia during 2016! Here's a map to the location: acpinfo.org/georgia_fencemap, which is at the MLK Jr. Dr. SW crossing.

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Beate Sass opening reception at ASOP, Saturday, Aug 19th

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Fall Line Press Annual Workshop


Our friends and neighbors at Fall Line Press have a new workshop: Places and People - The Deep Essay With Photographs and Words.

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The 2017 FENCE on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail


We had a great day installing THE FENCE yesterday. It's up until November, and we hope you enjoy it! Here's a map.

We've posted a gallery of images (and a GIF!) over on Medium.

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Scott Cunningham Exhibition – On View through Aug. 14th

Check out our post on Medium for a few views from the Scott Cunningham exhibition that's on view through Aug. 14th at Westside Cultural Arts Center. Here's a great interview with Scott by Joeff Davis at Creative Loafing.

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Atlanta Loses a Visual Voice

Photo via AJC

The thing about clichés is that they are often true. Of course, that’s a cliché too, but sometimes they sum up a feeling that is hard to express any other way. We have the idea ingrained in us. If you write around the cliché then the reader immediately thinks of the cliché, so I might as well skip the middleman and get right to it.

“It takes a village.”

A village can be a metaphor for any kind of community, and Atlanta’s photography village was diminished this week with the passing of longtime AJC photo editor Kent Johnson. Our paths never crossed but I know many of his friends and was moved by the visceral depth of grief and love expressed at his passing.

One of John Donne’s more elegiac quotes is: “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in all mankind…” and likewise, the loss of someone dear to so many people dear to me, is a loss of the opportunity to know him, and by knowing him to grow and learn from his life.

Atlanta is a photography town. When I moved here forty years ago, we received the visual information about our city through the newspaper. Now it surrounds us, and indeed we all contribute to it through our phones, tablets, and even cameras. There are literally millions of images bombarding us daily. But it takes an informed eye to sift through the miasma of pixels to find those that truly inform. That was Kent’s job and according to his colleagues, he was a master.

There are photography groups, clubs, organizations - both professional and amateur - throughout the city, but mine is Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and on behalf of all of us, my condolences to Kent’s friends and family. Your loss is a loss to us all.

We also know our city better through words and AJC reporter Ernie Suggs has been informing us as a reporter for the AJC for twenty years. He was Kent’s friend and colleague. His words will bring depth to Kent’s life in a way that I can’t. Here is his tribute: Kent Johnson Tribute.

(Thanks to ACP Board Vice-President Billy Howard for writing this thoughtful remembrance.)

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Events at Participating Venues in Early August

While the festival doesn't officially kick-off until October, there are plenty of events in September, and even a few this week, in August! Here's a quick snapshot of events through the end of this weekend:

© Travis Rhodes

Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Exhibition: Aug. 1st through Aug 1st, 2018 @ Greater North Fulton Chamber / 11605 Haynes Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30009
 


Scott Cunningham - From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim
Opening Reception: Thurs., Aug 3rd, 7-10pm, Westside Cultural Arts Center / 760 10th St., NW, Atlanta
RSVP Required
 

© Sinziana Velicescu, North Hollywood, CA, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 28”x28”

Fast Forward // Rewind
Opening Reception: Fri., Aug. 4th, 6-9pm @ MOCA GA / 75 Bennett St., Atlanta, 30309
Tickets required
 

© Tiffany Smith

"Sistagraphy presents New & Emerging Artists" an exhibition juried by Michi Meko
Opening Reception: Sat., Aug. 5th, 5-7pm, @ West End Performing Arts Center / 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta 30310
 

© Peter Essick

Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature
Exhibition: Sat., Aug. 5th through Nov. 12th @ Fernbank Museum of Natural History / 767 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta 30307
 

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RSVP for Opening Reception of “Scott Cunningham – From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim”


Over the Spring, ACP had the pleasure of working with the Atlanta Hawks and their photographer for the last 40 years, Scott Cunningham, on an exhibition of Scott's work: "From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim."

The exhibition's opening reception is Thursday, August 3rd, from 7-10pm at Westside Cultural Arts Center, and will feature over fifty examples from Scott Cunningham's career. See you there! (RSVP required.)

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Call for Entries: APG’s “Gregory Harris Selects”, due Aug. 6th


"APG is now taking submissions for Gregory Harris Selects, our feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by the High Museum assistant photography curator Gregory Harris, and the show will be featured in the ACP Festival Guide. The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. APG will offer two artists one $500 award each for the purchase of their photograph for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)."
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