Recent Interviews with Pete Souza

If you appreciated the ACP Lecture Series event with Pete Souza during the festival, you might appreciate these recent interviews where he fleshes-out the story he told in Atlanta in October. His book is in its 3rd week in the top slot of the New York Times Bestseller list.

- Most recently, Souza sat down with Mike Pesca (Dec. 5th) over on The Gist (9 minutes in, link is time-stamped) where he spoke about his five-plus years in the Reagan administration, and more.

- Here's Souza with David Axelrod (episode 196), where Souza added more detail to how things were in the early days of the Obama administration.

- Souza appears in the middle section of "Pod Save America" (44 minutes in, link not time-stamped) with pals Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer.

(Photo detail above, by John E. Ramspott)

[Call for Entries] Sandy Springs Conservancy Photo Contest

”Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to enter the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest. Whether you are a student shutterbug, an adult hobbyist, or a professional photographer, residents in the State of Georgia are eligible to win prizes with their submitted digital photos of Sandy Springs parks, greenspace, and trails. Two adult-level winners will each earn $500 and one ticket to the Conservancy’s prestigious Thought Leaders Dinner in spring 2018. Two student-level winners will each win $100. The contest offers two themes to inspire entrants with their digital photos: nature and family fun.

Since 2000, the nonprofit Sandy Springs Conservancy has developed innovative partnerships to create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. From the Morgan Falls Overlook Park, the Abernathy Playable Art Park, and the Lost Corner Preserve to the upcoming city park at City Springs, the parks, greenspaces, and trails championed by the Sandy Springs Conservancy have enhanced the quality of life for city residents and visitors. The Conservancy also organizes family events, trail clean-ups with volunteers, and forums to engage the public about these amazing sites.

Sandy Springs Conservancy Executive Director Melody Harclerode notes, “Now with the Conservancy’s Digital Photo Contest, Georgia residents can explore the parks, greenspace, and trails in Sandy Springs, and can celebrate the natural beauty and the opportunities for family fun at these places with their captivating images.” The deadline for the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest submissions is December 16th at 11:59 PM."

Paris Photo 2017 Artist’s Talks

Artist's talks (and interviews & conversations) from this year's Paris Photo are now available, and many of them are in English. Here are a few selections; best bet is to visit Paris Photo's Vimeo.

Conversation with Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright, Dec. 1, High Museum of Art

"Don’t miss this special evening inspired by the High’s exhibition “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright will discuss how they have documented their experiences with the civil rights movement through photography. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will moderate the conversation.

Dr. Doris Derby is an activist, documentary photographer, and professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. She was a working member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, and founding director of the Office of African-American Student Services and Programs at Georgia State University.

Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning Atlanta-based photographer whose series include Plastic Bodies, Suburbia, Young Americans, and 1960Who.

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and former Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University. She served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs from 1987 through 1991."

Support ACP on Georgia Gives Day, Nov. 28, for #givingtuesday!

Tuesday, Nov. 28th is Georgia Gives Day!

Support ACP's programming by making a contribution on Georgia Gives Day, and help make a difference!

"Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) produces the largest annual, community-oriented photography festival in the USA. Whether it's through photojournalism, fine art, or Instagram, photography is the most powerful storyteller of our era. Through exploring the possibilities of this fastest growing art form, ACP engages diverse audiences, promotes venues and supports the work of almost 1000 photographers, local and abroad. Join us as we explore the dynamic spaces where photography intersects with contemporary life and culture!"

Alison Wright – Public Lecture at Pace Academy, Wed., Nov. 29, 7pm


ACP 2017 Photography Auction Gala Photos

There are two places to access photos from this year's ACP Photography Auction Gala. If you want to quickly navigate and maybe even download pics, there's an album over on flickr.

If you'd like to tag yourself, your friends and quickly share, there's a gallery on Facebook.


APG Portfolio Review w/ Barbara Griffin & Beth Lilly – Nov. 18

"APG is pleased to announce its first Portfolio Review session! Participating artists will receive concise and constructive feedback on their personal portfolios. Each artist will receive a 30 minute review session with one of our two reviewers: APG Executive Director Beth Lilly and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Board President Barbara Griffin. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended."

Ongoing Exhibitions

© Harry Callahan @ Lumiere

It may be November, but here's a list of all the exhibitions that are currently on view at participating #acpfest venues. Catch them while you still can!

Ending in November:
"Knowing and Not Knowing" by Beth Lilly, through Nov 8 at Swan Coach House Gallery
Gregory Harris Selects, through Nov 11 at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Socially Engaged, through Nov 11 at Ernest G. Welch Galleries @ GSU
Black Outlined Blue, through Nov 12 Sacred Thread Yoga
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition, through Nov 12 at Booth Western Art Museum
Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature, through Nov 12 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
APG @ ATL: The Airport Show, through Nov 15 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Ivorian, through Nov 17 at The Art Institute of Atlanta
One Glass Eye, through Nov 18 at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Cityscapes, through Nov 19 at Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library
The Time is Right - Celebrating the unsung heroes of Atlanta working for justice, through Nov 19 at Center for Civil and Human Rights
Nine: A photographer's collective, through Nov 22 at pb&j gallery
Joseph Guay - DUEL // DUAL, through Nov 25 Westside Cultural Arts Center
Specter, through Nov 26 ArtLab Gallery
The South in Color, through Nov 26 Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House
Double Vision, through Nov 30 at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Human Tribe, through Nov 30 at Pace Academy Fine Arts Center
Vesna Pavlovic', Lost Art, through Nov 30 at The Columbus Museum

Ending in December:
Ritual and Ruin: Tableaux of a Lost War, through Dec 1 at Atlanta Preservation Center - The Grant Mansion
New Growth, through Dec 2 at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Photography and the Artists Book: First Edition, through Dec 2 at Fall Line Press
Weathering Time by Nancy Floyd in whitespace - In Fathomless Water by Sara Morton in whitespec, through Dec 2 at Whitespace Gallery
Visualization: The Art of Seeing, through Dec 14 at Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association
The Collectors Eye – Masters of 20th Century Photography, through Dec 16 at Lumiere
Dennis Dinneen: Small Town Portraits, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Karen Knorr: New Work, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Works by Lucinda Bunnen: Featuring Weathered Chromes, Hatcher's Pond and All About Trees, through Dec 23 at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, West Wing Gallery
Celebration of Culture Exhibit by Selected Members of the Roswell Photographic Society, through Dec 29 at Roswell City Hall
Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain, through Dec 30 at DeKalb History Center Museum
Water Flow, through Dec 30 at Akasa Salon
"Ghosts and other Visions" new work by Kate Breakey, through Dec 31 at Brickworks Gallery

Ending in 2018:
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, through Jan 7 at Georgia Museum of Art
‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss, through Jan 7 at Michael C. Carlos Museum
'This Land is Your Land', through Jan 13 at SCAD Atlanta - Trois Gallery
The Soul of Philanthropy Atlanta, through Jan 22 at Auburn Avenue Research Library
EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will, through May 25 at David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, through Aug 1 at Greater North Fulton Chamber
Roswell Photographic Society Exhibit featuring the Architecture of Roswell, through Aug 16 at Anna Lee's
Atlanta Seen: A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS), through Sep 1 at Emory University Hospital Midtown


This Week w/ ACP – Oct. 31

© Nancy Floyd

ACP Participating Venues

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Human Tribe Pace Academy Fine Arts Center Exhibition #111

Wednesday, Nov. 1
The Soul of Philanthropy Atlanta Auburn Avenue Research Library Exhibition #112

Thursday, Nov. 2
Picturing Justice Atlanta Legal Aid Lunchtime Artist's Talk from Michael David Murphy #050

Friday, Nov. 3
The Personal Photographic Project - A Weekend Master Class with Tim Barnwell & Mark Maio Lumiere - The Galleries of Peachtree Hills Workshop #113
Weathering Time by Nancy Floyd - In Fathomless Water by Sara Morton Whitespace Gallery Opening Reception #114

Friday, Nov. 10
Visualization: The Art of Seeing Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association Opening Reception #204

Thursday, Nov. 30
Vesna Pavlovic', Lost Art The Columbus Museum Community Slideshow #071
Human Tribe Pace Academy Fine Arts Center Artist's Talk #111


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