Fall Line Zine Fundraiser, this Saturday at Murmur


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IRL Fndraisr Prty

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A fundraiser party in support of an upcoming zine publication by Fall Line Projects and participating artists:
Nadia Belvenson
Robie DuChateau
Clovice Holt
Alexis Huckaby
Tikva Lantigua
Spencer Sloan
Patricia Villafañe
Gently Yoused

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#Art #Artbooks #DJ #Raffle #FoodnDrink #Zine #Party

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Saturday, May 7th

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100 Broad St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303"

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink at Hathaway David Contemporary this Fall

While there are plenty of ACP exhibitions in planning for the fall, here's one that's definitely going to happen over at Hathaway David on the Westside: Bill Yates' Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, which just passed its Kickstarter threshold, too!

Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink - 1972-1973 - Six Mile Creek, Hillsborough County (Tampa) FL
If you'd like to read-up on the project, Fall Line Press has published Alexander Nemerov's introduction to the project:

"The skaters could not realize that their Tampa would become part of the Disneyification of Florida that was just then starting. They could not know that the old rink itself would burn down later in the 1970s. They could not know that Yates, after using some of these photographs to get into the Rhode Island School of Design in 1973, would put the images away for forty years, so that the adolescents of 1972–73 would one day be lifted from boxes and plastic sleeves to experience a new light on their skin, the retrospective illumination of history.

Funny that they party like they sensed all this. This is their last bash—they enjoy themselves like there’s no tomorrow. But their dance is not desperate, and it disdains the name of catastrophe. Instead it unfolds in casual declarations of being that bid a flip defiance to destruction. Momentarily spared the ash and incinerating fumes that laid waste to everything around them, they glory in the good sense of having retreated to the shabby shelter the world has left for them."
Mary Stanley Studio will be popping up this fall on the Westside, presenting an exhibition of silver gelatin photography by Bill Yates at the new Hathaway David Contemporary Gallery. At the Opening Reception on Thursday September 29th, we will be hosting the book launch of The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink currently being published by Bill Boling and Atlanta-based Fall Line Press.

Mary Stanley Studio pops up at Hathaway David Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road, NW Suite 4
Atlanta, GA 30318
Sept. 29th - Nov. 14th

Billy Weeks’ TED Talk at TEDxChattanooga

Here's Georgia photographer (and baseball fan) Billy Weeks, talking about his path into and through photography, via TEDxChattanooga.

Who’s the Photographer in Lemonade?

Quick question, internet; who is this photographer in this screengrab from Beyonce's "visual album" Lemonade? (Or is she an actress playing a photographer?) Nice 8x10!


Update: Fantastic! Our friends at Spelman Museum of Fine Art confirmed that this is actress Amandla Stenberg.

Thanks, Spelman!

Here's Ms. Stenberg's Instagram where she shared the same picture a few days ago.


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(As always, if you're receiving the email version of this post, the embedded Instagram photo won't render. Try this!)


Documenting the KKK this past weekend in Rome

Intrepid Atlanta photographer John Ramspott was on the scene for this weekend's KKK/NSM rally in Rome, Georgia. The event was scheduled for the same time as a rally that occurred at Stone Mountain on Saturday.

John didn't head home after the rally, he followed the Klan back to their bar, and photographed that evening's cross (and swastika) burning. For more info, please read the description ("show more") on John's flickr album.

A disclaimer from John:
"This set of photographs is NOT an endorsement of the KKK, the National Socialist Movement or any other hate group. I do not agree with anything they say. These images are documents of what happened in Rome, GA and later in Temple, GA on Saturday, April 23, 2016. This is a photo essay describing the events of the day. I am a social documentary photographer and not a member of any of these groups."



Las Vegas photo-installation from Marilyn Suriani

Local photographer Marilyn Suriani has made a watery 54-foot triptych for a development in Las Vegas:

"One Las Vegas, a twin tower condominium high-rise on the south end of Las Vegas Boulevard, recently completed a $2 million remodeling project to enrich the community through art, design and lifestyle. This included the commission and installation of a massive, 54-foot custom photographic installation, “Water Way,” that now heralds entrance into the main tower, creating a beautiful feeling of calm and peace via an artful depiction of water and its movement. The masterpiece is the work of critically acclaimed artist and photographer Marilyn Suriani."


Trailer for “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures”

Looks like we just missed the April 4th screening (on HBO) of the new documentary "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures." Did you catch it? Here's a review on Rolling Stone.

Great quote at the end of the trailer:
"The whole point of being an artist is to learn about yourself. The photographs are less important than the life that one is leading."

ACP Festival Guides & Getting Ready for 2016!

There's no time like the present to think about how you want to participate in ACP 2016!

If you're planning an exhibition for later this year, taking a look at Festival Guides from past years can be a great help. There are lists of venues you can contact, and generally, they offer a great way to understand the scale and scope of what it means for Atlanta to Celebrate Photography!

Here are the last few years of Festival Guides, in PDF form. Have a look - we hope they inspire you to participate in 2016. We'll be open for submitting your listing to the ACP Festival Guide in May, and the deadline will be in June. Looking forward to it!


Jackson Fine Art – Exhibition Opening & Artist Talks, April 21st & 23rd


Submit Your Photos for Virginia-Highland Outdoor Exhibition

What is this? Submit up to five of your best photos depicting life in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Winning images will be presented at an outdoor photography exhibition in North Highland Park this summer (on view during VaHi Summerfest)!!!

Who can enter? Anyone that lives, works, plays or goes to school in VaHi. We want to see what makes this unique and beautiful neighborhood so special to you! Rough boundaries of the neighborhood; Ponce de Leon, Briarcliff Road, Amsterdam Ave & The Beltline.

Deadline: Midnight, May 8th

Submit your best VaHi photos today!


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