“Not all that long ago, intrepid shooters dispatched pictures from far-off places rendered in crisp black and white, without frills and comments. Selby, a young artist who worked for magazines and found fame in the blogosphere before he had any thought of selling prints, provides charmingly illustrated interviews with his subjects in which he asks them to supply recipes, drawings and whatnot. The book also includes stickers of his whimsical drawings and a few “home-style” recipes of his design.”
On Re-Placing Atlanta at Atlanta Preservation Center:
“Bright is one of the six photographers exploring Atlanta’s rapidly changing past through their art work in the exhibition “Re-Placing Atlanta.” The show coincides with the annual October celebration of all things photographic — Atlanta Celebrates Photography — which has featured a diverse array of photography at galleries, museums, coffee shops and alternative spaces throughout the city for the past 14 years.
“Re-Placing Atlanta” at Grant Park’s Atlanta Preservation Center is a double whammy of history. This exhibition about the past is featured in a venue equally indebted to Atlanta’s history. The Atlanta Preservation Center is located in the Lemuel P. Grant Mansion, a three-story, Italianate antebellum home built in 1856 named for the Atlanta railroad magnate and philanthropist who donated land to form Grant Park.
“We somehow convinced five local treasures from the photo community to agree to pick an endangered Atlanta site, building, or landmark and create a unique piece based on his or her experience with whatever they chose,” said curator Constance Lewis, who organized the show along with art critic Jerry Culum.”
from Contemporary artists dust off city’s hidden history for ACP show, by Felicia Feaster