David Johnson Opens at Opal Gallery, March 11th

"We are very excited to announce an upcoming exhibition of photographs by David Johnson (March 11th- May 1st, 2010). At age 20, in 1946, David was the first African American student to study at the California School of Fine Arts ( currently San Francisco Art Institute). While studying directly under Ansel Adams, Johnson began to photograph his neighborhood, San Francisco's Fillmore District. In his first Atlanta exhibition, David will showcase his portraits and documentation of the Fillmore as a vibrant center of jazz music from 1946-1963. Please mark your calendar for a reception with the artist on March 25th from 6-9p. And, stay tuned for announcement of the date for a talk with David Johnson and curator of the exhibition Edward Spriggs. For more information about David Johnson's photography, check out the following articles: http://www.npr.org/ http://www.apogeephoto.com/

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