My Atlanta Exhibition Gallery of Winners in Creative Loafing

A big thank-you to Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis from Creative Loafing, who were the judges for this year’s My Atlanta Exhibition. They’ve published a piece about this year’s exhibition, including a gallery of winners.

Big congratulations to Thomas Brodnax’s “Hashtag Selfie”, pictured below, which won the coveted Critic’s Choice prize. And thanks to One Region for their partnership and theme this year, “Embracing Diversity”. If you participated in this year’s exhibition, next Saturday, the 25th is pick-up-your-photo day, from 10am to 1pm!

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Kim Anno artist book Reading and Presentation at Marcia Wood Gallery, Oct. 29


Marcia Wood Gallery is pleased to host:
Kim Anno presents
The Albertine Workout
a collaboration between artist Kim Anno and poet Anne Carson
October 29, 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Kim Anno will present the beautifully produced artist book created in collaboration with the poet Anne Carson. Anno’s haunting photogravure images illustrate the book The Albertine Workout by author Anne Carson. This is the second collaboration by Anno and Carson. In 2003 they published The Mirror of Simple Souls. The Albertine Workout was published by One Crow Press at the College of Saint Benedict, is an edition of forty, with sixteen images, forty-one pages of text, in a hand-made clamshell case.

Anne Carson is one of the most celebrated poets and translators in the English-speaking world. Her most recent book, RedDoc>, follows the acclaimed The Autobiography of Red. Carson has received Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellowships, the T.S. Eliot Prize, a Lannan Literary Award, and a Pushcart Prize, among others.

Kim Anno is a noted painter, printmaker, photographer and film maker based in Berkely, CA where she is a professor of painting at the California College of the Arts and is represented in Atlanta by Marcia Wood Gallery. Anno is also passionately devoted to expanding the function of art in society. In July 2012 she had a solo exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Johannesburg. Also in July 2012, her video work was screened at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, as well as in Cape Town, SA in Letters from the Sky. In Fall 2011, she screened her video Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 1 on a monumental scale – 67’x15’, in Flux Projects, Atlanta, as well as showed her photography in Don’t Panic Bartel Trust Centre Gallery in Durban, South Africa. In 2012 she was awarded an Open Circle Foundation Fellowship supporting Men and Women in Water Cities, Chapter 3. In 2010 her video was presented at the 2010 Site Santa Fe Biennale’s One Night Stand Video screening, The Berkeley Art Center, the Bedford Gallery, and Launch pad Brooklyn in New York.

The Albertine Work Out

“It is always tricky, the question whether to read an author’s work in light of his life or not.”

The Albertine Workout is collaboration between artist Kim Anno and author Anne Carson. The book combines text and images exploring the life and times of Proust’s character Albertine, the unique and unforgettable “captive” from Book V of Remembrances of Things Past. Albertine may or may not have been based on a real person in Proust’s life, his erstwhile chauffeur, Alfred Agostinelli. There is a deep, sweet pathos in the unknowable relation between these two beloveds, with Proust in between.

Kim Anno swore on “pain of death” not to illustrate the text. There is a page of the image of a torn tweed suit, a fire red velvet diagonal fold, some green plant fronds, two portraits, and a series of folds, wrinkles and cuts in what appear to be pages of a book. One is never sure if the cuts are fragmented or the whole.

This Weekend with ACP (10/16)

There’s so much going on this weekend, we wanted to send out a comprehensive reminder that includes all the events & exhibitions happening Friday through Sunday. If you’re not already going to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, perhaps we’ll see you on Photography Gallery Tours, the My Atlanta Exhibition at Piedmont Park Community Center, or at one of the many incredible events below!

Closing reception for Michael Reese @ Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday

Opening reception for Uncommon Beauty @ Studio 905 on Juniper, Friday (Panel discussion on Saturday)

ACP Collaboration: Photography Gallery Tours @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Jackson Fine Art, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery & Lumière, Saturday

Opening reception for Builder Levy @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Saturday

“People of the World” on view @ Atlanta Public Library, Saturday

Artist’s Reception for Artists Atleier, Saturday

Mobile Phone Experience Workshop at Showcase School, Saturday

Opening Reception for Ruth Gogel @ Artists Atelier Gallery & Studio, Saturday

Artist’s Talk for Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center, Saturday

Reception for Bipolar – Augmented Reality Photography, Saturday & Sunday

Opening Reception for Troy Farina @ Luckie Street Gallery, Saturday

Opening Reception for Nine: Lens Masters @ pb&j gallery, Saturday

Opening Reception for Atlanta Photographic Society, Saturday

Opening Reception for “Urban Wilderness & Man-Made Nature” at Woodlands Garden, Sunday

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

[UPDATE] Graciela Iturbide Lecture – CANCELLED

We’re sorry to report that next week’s Graciela Iturbide lecture has been cancelled. There is no reschedule date available, at this point.

Invite for Atlanta Speech School Photography Opening on Thursday


ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Victoria Crayhon

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction next Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.


“Untitled III, Quincy MA” | 36″x24″ | Archival Pigment Print

Victoria Crayhon, a Fulbright Scholar and an Aaron Siskind Fellow, is based in Providence, RI and teaches at University of Massachusetts. She holds an MFA in Photography from RISD and a BFA from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. Her work is included in museum, corporate and private collections, among them The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harvard/Fogg Art Museums, and Citigroup NYC. Publications include the British Journal of Photography, Fraction Magazine, La Journal de la Photographie, Fade to Black, Art/Photo Magazine, the New York Times and The Photo Review 2011. Her project, Thoughts on Romance from the Road, is featured on The Fence in Atlanta, Brooklyn and Boston.

Thoughts on Romance from the Road is an ongoing project that uses photography to document text interventions on roadside marquee signs. I place phrases on movie and marquee signs. Many of these I find through research, but also in the course of my frequent long distance travel by car. I use my own sign letters and leave the scene with the words left intact upon the sign. Before I depart, I make a photograph from the sidewalk or the roadside. I then make large-scale color prints as documents of the sign in its environment. The photograph becomes the sole remnant of the project as the letters inevitably disappear or are taken down. The work addresses the effects of media and technology upon human memory and desire.

Check out this Quick Look at #acpfest

A quick look at what’s been happening in the past few days!

Greg Gorman event at The Plaza Theater – photo by John E. Ramspott


Julian Dillard at the ACP Portfolio Walk.


Taj Forer at the ACP Portfolio Review.


Panorama of Dan Winters lecture at MOCAGA.


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Dan Winters again!


Eugene Richards at Center for Civil & Human Rights – photo by John E. Ramspott


The Aishmans at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery


A new screen for APG’s Airport Show


Winning photo in the Senior division at My Atlanta Exhibition


A few photos from our “Teen Spirit” exhibition at Pace Academy


ACP Special Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Stephanie Dowda

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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We Will Find Our Way | 20×24 | Silver Gelatin Print

The natural world holds emotions and memories. Topophilia is a photography project exploring the powerful sensations humans experience from our natural environments and inspired by the eponymous geography theory as defined by Yi-Fu Tuan. My intentionally manipulated medium-format film camera is a vessel to capture the sensation from these locales–for example state and natural parks which preserve the land’s history. Topophilia understands these intangible sensations and shares them through a transference of energy from place, to film, and finally to the silver that holds light for the viewer.

Stephanie, a native Atlantan, believes in the transcendental nature of the camera and explores the theory of Topophilia in her work. She has exhibited widely in Atlanta, with recent solo exhibition at Get This Gallery and currently at Arnold, Golden, Gregory Gallery through the ACP Festival. Publications include Oxford American, ArtsATL, BurnAway, Bad At Sports, Creative Loafing and Atlanta Magazine. Dowda is a Studio Artist at The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, a Hambidge Fellow, Cabin Time Fellow and was a finalist for the 2014 Baum Award for a New American Photographer.

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Theron Humphrey

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.

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Maddie’s FJ60 Helmet | 19×19 | Archival Pigment Print

Maddie, Theron’s trusty Coonhound, pictured in his new FJ60 helmet, has accompanied the artist on his travels across the USA.

Born in coastal North Carolina, Theron is best know for his 66,000 mile USA trek with his best friend, Maddie The Coonhound. In his project, This Wild Idea, he gathered photos and audio stories from 365 Americans in 365 days in 50 states. This social media phenom, was touted by National Geographic Traveler of the Year for 2012. He has an MFA in Photography from SCAD and was included in PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers for 2014. Numerous publications include Communication Arts, CNN, Wired, Swiss Miss, People and National Geographic. His book Maddie On Things is available on Amazon.

ACP Auction Preview: Ones2Watch – Daniel Seung Lee

As we ramp-up to the ACP Photography Auction on Friday, and while bidding’s open on the live auction items over on Paddle8, we wanted to introduce you to the artists included in Ones2Watch, the silent auction portion of the evening, curated by Mary Stanley Studio.


Chrysanthemums (detail), Corolla | 20×24 | C Print

I often gravitate to the natural beauty of the world, especially its colors. For this series, Corolla, I wanted to focus on the texture and form of flowers by removing all the color so that I could appreciate the nuanced shapes of something I see every day.

Daniel Seung Lee is a commercial and editorial photographer based in New York City. Daniel’s work focuses on found beauty in his immediate surroundings, whether it is the natural form of trees, interesting faces he comes across or those fleeting moments of beautiful light. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Beautiful/Decay, Feature Shoot, Mashable and Huffington Post. In his floral still life series, Corolla, flowers are stripped of color to further accentuate nuances of texture and form.

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