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THURSDAY NIGHT: ACP CLOSING PARTY w/ #weloveatl, New Belgium Brewing & Red Bull at Ponce City Market 6-10pm

We’re planning to put a bow on the festival tonight with a great party with our friends from #weloveatl at Ponce City Market. Come celebrate with us!

New Belgium Brewing will be pouring Snapshot (most likely the world’s 1st photo-based beer!) and a special seasonal, plus Red Bull will be there with DJ Jay Envy, and you can pick-up a photo from #weloveatl’s show that will benefit the Atlanta Food Bank. And there’ll be a bike giveaway, courtesy of New Belgium!

We’ve been looking for an excuse to dust-off our step-and-repeat!

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Call for Entries: Promenade Artist in Residence Program

“Call for Promenade’s Artist in Residency Program
Apply now to be the 2015 – 2017 Artist in Residence recipient at Midtown’s Promenade building. Located in the heart of Midtown overlooking the Woodruff Arts Center, Promenade’s Artist in Residence has 24/7 access to a 615 square foot studio for two years. Included with the studio space is complimentary parking, internet connectivity, and utilities. The selected artist will also receive a two year membership to the High Museum of Art and a public space to display their artwork within the building.

In order to apply for this program, please submit a resume and digital images of your work to Anne Lambert Tracht by Monday, November 17th. The recipient must be able to move into the studio by mid-December.

For more information about the requirements, to see the floor plan and images of the building click here.”

[PDF - Call for Entries]

Mike Jensen at The Xchange Gallery, opens Saturday

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ACP Closing Party on Thursday & Exhibitions Ending This Week!

It’s been an incredible month, and we want to celebrate with you on Thursday night from 6-9pm at the #weloveatl exhibition space at Ponce City Market!

Thanks to #weloveatl, and our event sponsors New Belgium Brewing & Red Bull, we’ll have refreshing beverages, the sounds of Creative Loafing’s 2014 #1 rated DJ (Jay Envy), and a curated, crowd-sourced selection of the best instagram photos from #weloveatl to bring the festival to a close. Plus, we’ll be giving away a New Belgium bicycle!

As Thursday approaches, please visit the exhibitions below that are closing this week! Be sure to check them out, and thank you for support in making the 16th year of Atlanta Celebrates Photography a smashing success!

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ACP Closing Party with #weloveatl & New Belgium Brewing – Ponce City Market – Thurs., Oct. 30th

Events & Exhibitions Closing This Week

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AAC Photography Salon Juried Show on view at Atlanta Artists Center, open through Thurs.
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Ansley West Rivers & Wenxin Zhang on view at Gallery L1, open through Thurs.

Meryl Truett at A Novel Experience, open through Fri.

Bojana Ginn at Swan Coach House Gallery, open through Fri.

Women in Focus at Mason Murer, open through Fri.

Lucinda’s World” at Mason Murer, open through Fri.
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Frank Hamrick at Georgia Perimeter College, open through Fri.
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Online Exhibition from Paul Justice, on view through Fri.
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AAC Photography Salon Celebration Show at Artists Atelier, open through Fri.

Teen Spirit at Pace Academy, open through Fri.
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Accumulating Absence at Shorter Arnold Art Gallery, open through Friday
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“Focus on Photography” at The Art Place, open through Fri.
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Urban Wilderness & Man-Made Nature at Woodlands Garden, open through Fri.
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Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center, open through Fri.

ACP Public Art – THE FENCE, open through Sat.

Gail Foster at R. Alexander Fine Art, open through Sat.
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Katie Nelson at BEE, open through Sat.

Lucinda Bunnen Selects at APG, open through Sat.
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A2D Photography Group Show, at Showcase Photo & Video, open through Sat.
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Women in Focus at Digital Arts Studio, open through Sat.
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Jennifer Graham’s “Cemetery Visits” at Karvana, open through Sat.

(Photo credits for each image detail available upon clicking through to the Festival Guide.)

[Audio] City Cafe & John Lemley Preview Friday Night’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner”

Check out this fantastic interview between Jason Parker & John Lemley that aired on WABE’s City Cafe today, talking about Friday’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner” at Big Studio.

An Evening With The Bitter Southerner: What is a “Southern” Photograph?

We can’t wait for Friday night’s ACP Spotlight event “An Evening With The Bitter Southerner“. Local photographers Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene & Zach Wolfe will be joining Dave Whitling to talk about their work & how The Bitter Southerner works with local photographers to create the unique stories they’ve been bringing to light. (Originally scheduled in the printed Festival Guide for Saturday, this event will indeed be on Friday.)

Here’s Dave talking about what makes a “southern” photograph with our friends from Atlanta PlanIt.

My Atlanta Winners – 2014

A few days ago, we announced the winners of the 2014 My Atlanta Exhibition as chosen by Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis of Creative Loafing.

We’ve uploaded the winning photos to an album on flickr, so take a look! And again, to learn more about the winners, check out Creative Loafing’s gallery.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who posted their photos at My Atlanta Exhibition this year! And thanks again to One Region for supporting this year’s “Embracing Diversity” theme.


Critic’s Choice Winner – Thomas Brodnax

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Sue Ross Talks “Through A Lens Darkly” on Sojourner Truth Radio

Big thanks to local photographer Sue Ross for passing along this interview where she talks about “Through A Lens Darkly” (screens on Wednesday night!) on Sojourner Truth Radio.

A Live Photo-Sharing Event on Saturday: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family

Since 2004 and the advent of Flickr, photo-sharing has exploded online, with Facebook now receiving more than 350 million photos a day. With all this snapping and sharing, it’s easy to forget how we used to share photos, and what stories we told about them, in the tactile, non-virtual world.

The companion event to Wednesday’s film screening of “Through a Lens Darkly” is Saturday’s “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion: 1World1Family” at Westside Cultural Arts Center from 2-4pm. And while the event will most certainly have a digital component, its center will be real people sharing real stories about family photographs in real-time. Here are a few videos that should help lend context about this special event.

(“Frances Dixon shares her family photographs during the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow at the Louis Armstrong House Museum in Queens, NY, 2012.”)

And here’s the event’s trailer (with a great track from Fela!) which features a few views of the last time the event was held in Atlanta:

We’re really excited about Saturday’s event, and hope you’ll come prepared to share your own family photos!

“Better Than A Photobooth” at the ACP Auction

If you attended the ACP Auction on Friday night, we hope you had a great time, and took home some fantastic photographs! It was a memorable night, and Tom Meyer was there photographing portraits with his incredible “Better Than a Photobooth” set-up. Check out the gallery here. Thanks, Tom!

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