"Spencer Sloan, a native Atlantan, is a mixed-media artist and pop culture blogger who holds a BFA in Painting from the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of GA in Athens. His work explores the obsession with celebrity culture, the invasion of privacy and the complex issues of ownership of image, appropriation and copyright. In his process, Sloan digitally manipulates hi-res paparazzi photographs into pure abstraction with a series of image- corrupting applications - a commentary on societal values in relation to contemporary pop culture. His work can be seen in contemporary publications like Common Creative ATL, A|NO magazine, the Atlantan and Fast Company, and is in prestigious contemporary collections like the Dolby Laboratories Collection in San Francisco. His work has been exhibited widely in Atlanta, Athens, Savannah and San Francisco and he is represented by Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA. www.spencersloan.com"
"Yancey (b.1989) is a Mississippi-based photographer who enjoys traveling and immersing herself in diverse cultural experiences. She holds an Associates Degree in Photography from the Art Institute of Atlanta (2012). Her photograph Roots is a self-portrait paying homage to the artist's early life in the South. This image from the Leesburg series is the cover image for the book Inspired Georgia, recently published by the University of Georgia Press, featuring poetry and photography from 85 exceptional Georgia artists. She was recently the Bronze award recipient for the 5th China Jinan International Photography Biennial. www.syancey.com."
"Joshua Rashaad McFadden (b. 1990) is an American photographic artist who works to bring awareness to social issues. McFadden, originally from Rochester, NY, earned his MFA in photography at SCAD Atlanta. He has received numerous recognitions for his portraiture including the 2015 Lens Culture Portrait Award, the Lens Culture Top 50 internationally for 2015, and is one of their 8 Emerging Talent Grantees (2015). He has also won an International Photography Award for After Selma, the SPE Southeast Region Award from the Society of Photographic Educators. His work is featured in publications such as Slate Magazine and The New York Times. His first book, Come To Selfhood, published in 2016 by Ceiba, explores what it means to be young, black and male in America. His work is in the permanent collection of the Elizabeth City University and the Mozambique Heritage Brixton, London, UK."The ACP Photography Auction and Gala is Oct. 1st, at Mason Fine Art - Get Your Tickets Today.
" Since I primarily use natural light for my work, I typically let the light inspire me. When photographing food, I tend to focus on the simplicity of the object and it let it shine though. I think there's an often overlooked complexity to food in its pure form. For example, the skin of the satsumas are beautifully spotted and pock marked. Their leaves are wonderfully wrinkled and veiny. I felt like the harsh lighting accentuated these aspects of the fruit in a striking manner. "