Link Round-up & Calls for Entry

Here's a long post that gathers links and notices from our twitter and facebook in recent days. Enjoy!

SCAD graduate, former Atlantan, and current Ph.D candidate at UC San Diego, Tara-Lynne Pixley has a piece for Newsweek's photolab about inequities in photojournalism, and the "corrective collectives" that are inspiring change.

"Lauded photojournalism organization World Press Photo (WPP) released its second “State of News Photography” report in November 2016, a document that addressed many key issues affecting contemporary photojournalists. Most striking was the fact that of the nearly 2,000 news photographers surveyed internationally, a mere 15 percent were female. Also concerning was the revelation that 65 percent were from Western nations, specifically Europe, the United States and Australia. These two statistics reveal that the vast majority of news images are produced by Western-born men. This is the dominant point of view through which the entire world continues to see and understand itself."
Atlanta-based photographer Sarah Hobbs has work currently on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and here's a write-up about the exhibition: "Obsession permeates artist Sarah Hobbs' distressing habitats.

Jerry Siegel has work on view at the Mobile Museum of Art in a show curated by 2013 ACP portfolio reviewer Richard McCabe.

Sheila Pree Bright gave a talk last week for ATL Photo Night, a Facebook-led effort from Kevin D. Liles and Raymond McCrea Jones, hosting "free monthly talks by local photographers and artists." Definitely follow them on Facebook for details of their next event on March 23rd.

photo by John E. Ramspott

Atlanta Magazine has a piece about "How to buy and collect photography in Atlanta" that features some great advice from area experts.

Atlanta School of Photography starts classes on March 6th!

There are three days until the deadline for the Hambidge Creative Hive Project.

"For three months this spring, The Hambidge Center will re-imagine Atlanta’s bustling city center into a creative enclave of working studios, installations and experimental projects. With a major renovation planned later in the year, Colony Square has partnered with the Hambidge Center to provide inspired artists and thinkers a unique opportunity to explore and share their work."
Also due on the 23rd is this call for entries for Atlanta Jazz Festival & Chastain Arts Center.

The call for entries for THE FENCE 2017 is currently open, and the first deadline is March 14th.

"The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life.

Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance, the foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 William H. Johnson Prize.

The prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist working in the area of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or a new genre. For award purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year the prize is awarded. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible, so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.

The 2017 prize recipient will receive $25,000. The winner will be announced in December 2017. RFP is here with a Nov. 16th deadline."
Our friends at Atlanta Photography Group have a call for entries: Where Are We? that's looking at "the constant changes in both the social and physical landscape of today’s world, including environmental and climate change issues, and political and social movements such as gentrification and immigration." Juror for the show is Alan Rothschild of the Do Good Fund.


Nexus Press – Fall Line Talks, Thurs., Feb. 23rd


Atlanta School of Photography – Classes Open March 6th!


Ruth Dusseault’s “Play War: RESPAWN” screens Friday, Feb 10th



We can't wait to bring THE FENCE back to Atlanta for the 4th consecutive year. It's expanding (again) this year, and will be exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, ATLANTA, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham & Denver! If you're a photographer who's wondering if you should submit your work - the potential audience this year is over four million people.

There are two deadlines; March 14th for earlybirds, and April 11th if you need more time.


Dr. Doris Derby’s Dashboard Exhibition at Hartsfield Jackson

Check out Dashboard's site for all the info about the latest exhibition from Dr. Doris Derby.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA, February 3 to April 5, 2017

Women Change Agents is a timely exhibition inspired by the ability of women, particularly women of color, to inspire positive social change.

Dr. Dorbis Derby’s photographs depict the roles of female Civil Rights leaders, 1963 – 1972. Despite the odds, personal sacrifices, and potential danger for many African Americans, outstanding accomplishments were achieved by these women in the areas of the arts, education, media, health, self-help economics, politics, law, community organization, and student activism.

Dr. Derby is an artist, activist and educator who worked in the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama alongside of Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Dorothy Height, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Dr. Septima Clark, Senator Julian Bond, Congressman John Lewis, Mayor Andrew Young, Reverend Hosea Williams, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others."

[VIDEO] Cam Kirk, on Vice’s Noisey

Great to see Cam Kirk interviewed by Vice's Noisey about his billboard exhibition and his work photographing hip-hop culture (and more) here in Atlanta.


[VIDEO] Photo Battle Atlanta – 2016

Great to see this coverage of last year's Photo Battle Atlanta event, which was a super memorable evening!


Earlier this week, Stereo Williams took a look at Atlanta for the DailyBeast: "How Atlanta Became the New Cultural Capital of America." He connects the dots between Donald Glover's recent success as creator, writer, director and executive producer of his own TV show, to Migos' "Bad and Boujee", even The Walking Dead.

The film industry here in Georgia has gone from $300 million to $7 billion according to Kasim Reed's state of the city address, and now Reed's pushing for the 1/10th-of-a-penny fractional tax for the arts.

Here's Williams on Glover:
"He's turned Atlanta into an allegory for so many peoples' experience—highlighting the city's culture and atmosphere as a window to something more universal. He’s drawn a ton of mainstream praise by presenting his own specifically Black perspective during a time when Black culture is once again both fashionable and feared."
There's also a pretty big game against The Patriots in Houston on Sunday.

We're a photography festival after all, so here's Kevin D. Liles' recent shot of Matt Ryan taking the field. Even if you're not into football, it's hard to not feel good about Atlanta these days.

#RISEUP and Celebrate!

© Kevin D. Liles

Lalla Essaydi & Sally Gall Exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art, Fri. Feb 3rd

February's a great month for photography in Atlanta - and Jackson Fine Art is having an opening reception on Friday for Lalla Essaydi (who was a featured speaker for the ACP Lecture Series last year. There will also be artist's talks (highly recommended) for both artists on Saturday at 11am.


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