Photo Battle on Friday, Oct. 14th – Here are the Matchups!

October 12th, 2016
We can't wait for Friday night's ACP collaboration with Photo Battle, and wanted to share the matchups! Two projectors, two photographers, 10 photographs each; their battle is decided by your applause. It'll be great fun, and we hope to see you there!

Elyse Defoor vs. Michi Meko!
Judy Lampert vs. Justin Perkins!
Natrice Miller vs. Dennis Morton Jr!
Miriam Phields vs. Matthew C. Jahi Walker!
Marie Thomas vs. Quintavius Oliver!
Adrian Thomas vs. Darnell Wilburn!
Lise Tuttle vs. Ben Helton!

“Inspired Georgia” Discussion at Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, 4:15pm

September 1st, 2016
If you aren't on our email list, you should sign-up now (and check the "ACP Festival & Events" box) because the next eight weeks are going to be the most photographically-rich Atlanta's ever seen! (Is "photographically-rich" a thing? We think so!)

For an appetizer, we'll be talking about "Inspired Georgia" at Decatur Book Festival on Saturday afternoon at 4:15. The talk will be at First Baptist Decatur Carreker Hall, and it's presented by hometown heroes, MailChimp. It's been a great collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia poet laureate Judson Mitchum, Georgia Humanities & ACP. Plus, our friends from University of Georgia Press will be selling copies at their booth, too! The book is literally hot-off-the-presses, and we can't wait for you to see it.


Press check for "Inspired Georgia" today in Athens. Can't wait to share this incredible photo & poetry project with you all during #acpfest

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Georgia Photography Exhibition in its 25th Year! Reception at Pace Academy, Sunday, April 10th

March 30th, 2016
"Pace Academy and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) have once again collaborated to present the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition. The exhibit, now in its 25th year, will be on display from March 30 through April 13 in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center and will include works by students from approximately 20 independent and public schools around Atlanta.

Well-known Atlanta-based photographer Kathryn Kolb will judge this year’s competition. Kolb’s editorial work is characterized by an artistic style with strong graphic elements. Her photographs have been widely published and have appeared in Smithsonian, Veranda, Rolling Stone, Nature Conservancy and Orion magazine, among others. Her most recent work explores abstract constructions that seem more akin to painting than photography. Symmetries of Nature, an exhibit of Kolb’s work, was displayed at Pace Academy in late 2015.

“Atlanta Celebrates Photography is proud to be affiliated with this extraordinary exhibition at Pace Academy,” said Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. “Students from all over Georgia, in their continuous exploration of the expressive possibilities of photography, do not shyaway from experimentation or fresh ways of seeing the world. Their energy and spirit comes through in the work and makes for an impressive exhibition. We encourage photography enthusiasts of all ages to come see this surprising exhibition where they are sure to be inspired and creatively reinvigorated.”

Award winners will be announced at a reception in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center on Sunday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Five entries will receive first-place prizes. Second-place, third-place and honorable mention awards also will be presented."

[VIDEO] PlanIt Preview: Contemporary Latin American Photography

October 8th, 2014
Atlanta PlanIt swung-by the Contemporary Latin American Photography Exhibition at 1280 Gallery last week, and put together this video about the show, featuring interviews with the curators!

ACP Special Exhibition – Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center

October 2nd, 2014
It was a real treat to open the ACP Special Exhibition - Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center with distinguished guests from the consulates of Brazil, Mexico & Argentina last night, along with the show's three curators; Carlos Carvalho (Brazil), Allegra C. Dimontezemolo (Mexico) & Silvia Mangialardi (Argentina). And a big thanks to DELTA for helping make the idea a reality. The ACP Special Exhibition of Contemporary Latin American Photography will be on view through Oct. 18th.
ACP Special Exhibition - Contemporary Latin American Photography at 1280 Gallery in Woodruff Arts Center

ACP at Decatur Book Festival (art|DBF)

June 20th, 2013
We couldn't be happier to be joining our friends in the local arts community to be a part of art|DBF at the Decatur Book Festival, Fri. Aug 30th - Sun. Sept 1st. For more context, see ArtsATL.
This year AJC DBF has invited a diverse group of arts organizations to engage our imaginations with stories, ideas, performances, installations, films, music, artwork, and photographs in order to connect our citizens more broadly with the arts and cultural opportunities in their local community. Participants include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers, Burnaway, Dashboard Co-op, FilmLove, Flux Projects, gloATL, High Museum of Art, The Lucky Penny, Museum of Design Atlanta, MOCA GA, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Straw Hat Press, Staib Dance, Theatrical Outfit, WonderRoot, among many others.

Slideluck Potshow Atlanta – Bring Your Favorite Potluck Dish!

October 22nd, 2012
We can't wait for Saturday night and Slideluck Potshow at Ambient Studio, especially now that there's a Facebook Event Page you can share with your friends. Slideluck Potshow will be an evening of photo/multimedia presentations from a selection of artists chosen by David Bram; & if you're attending, you're asked to bring a fantastic potluck dish. This photo from Slideluck Milan looks to have the best possible selection of potluck items, namely pies; Italian pies, no less!
"You are invited to join us for SLIDELUCK Atlanta! What we are talking about? We are talking about a slideshow and we are talking about a potluck dinner. SLIDELUCK produces slideshow and potluck dinner events in over forty cities worldwide. This Sunday, Slideluck debuts in Atlanta! The weekend is fast approaching, and team SLIDELUCK Atlanta is gearing up for an awesome night. SLIDELUCK is a true multidisciplinary event: great food, great friends, and great art. We'll also have some awesome beats from DJ Soundwave, so get ready to groove. We hope we’ll see you there! We are proud and excited to announce that the following artists will be featured at Atlanta’s first-ever SLIDELUCK: David Walter Banks * Ian Bates * Dominic Bracco * Kendrick Brinson * Matt Eich * Kaylinn Gilstrap * Lee Grainer * Loli Hara * Jacqueline Hubschman * Jonathan Kelso * Kirsten Luce * Britney Anne Majure * David Miller * Lianne Milton * Michael David Murphy * Josh O'Connor * Jessica Pinkstone * Billy Weeks

Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club

December 20th, 2011
We had the pleasure of visiting T. Lynne Pixley and her students from the Boys & Girls Club at Louise Radloff Middle School last week. The class came about thanks to a partnership between ACP and Young Audiences at Woodruff Arts Center. Over the last six weeks, students have been shooting with Vivitar digital cameras (thank you, Showcase!) and learning how to express themselves and communicate with photos. The photos below show the students collaborating on their photo essay during their last class. Feel free to view as a slideshow. Thanks again to Showcase, Young Audiences, and T. Lynne Pixley! Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club Afterschool Program with Young Audiences + Boys & Girls Club ACP - Young Audiences & Showcase Camera

Julie Blackmon Artist’s Talk & Opening, April 8th and 9th

April 5th, 2011

A quick reminder about Julie Blackmon's opening at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery on Friday night at 7pm, followed by her Artist's Talk at 11am on Saturday at SCAD-Atlanta. Below, the press release from Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, who'll be hosting the group show that includes Julie's work, as well as work from Michael Marshall, Aline Smithson and Maggie Taylor.
For Immediate Release Contact Ryan Nabulsi (404) 885-1080 Still.Life. Photographs by Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Aline Smithson and Maggie Taylor Jennifer Schwartz Gallery is proud to present Still.Life., an exhibition exploring the connection between photography and painting in the digital age. Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Aline Smithson and Maggie Taylor utilize technology to push the limitations of photography. The Jennifer Schwartz Gallery will host an opening reception on Friday, April 8 from 7 until 10 PM. The show will be on view at the gallery until May 28, 2011. The gallery is free and open to the public. Additionally, Julie Blackmon will give an artist talk at Savannah College of Art and Design on April 9 at 11 AM. This talk is sponsored by Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, SCAD and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Ever since the creation of photograph in the early half of the 19th century, the medium has lived in the shadow of its parent-figure, painting. In the beginning painting heavily influenced photography by dictating the aesthetics which the medium should strive toward; however, with the rise of photographic digitization in the past decade or so, photography has exploded as an experimental medium, incorporating almost all painterly techniques. While no one trend in painting or photography can define the overall current of the medium, certain trends can clue us in on how these two mediums have been influencing each other. One way we can see these trends is in the works of the four photographers in Still.Life. who focus their images toward painterly themes. Influenced by 17th century Dutch painter Jan Steen, known for his depiction of boisterous family events, Julie Blackmon is interested in blurring the line between art and life. Her work is reminiscent of the Dutch Baroque with its precision, attention to detail and sense of humor. The oldest of nine children, and now with three children of her own, Blackmon knows firsthand the chaos of family events. Blackmon has exhibited widely in the United States and her photographs reside in permanent collections such as George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in Rochester, NY and Museum of Fine Art in Houston, TX. In 2008, Domestic Vacations, a monograph of her work, was published by Radius Press. Michael Marshall's multi-layered photographs explore the intersections of science and the left-brained sensibility of intuition and emotion. In these contemporary approaches to impressionistic paintings, Marshall uses fine Japanese tissue paper to create an opaque layered image where the viewer sees through one layer and into another. On view at the gallery will be new works from his "Pipeline" series that are "inspired by the dichotomy of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful and tranquil (a vacation spot), yet the heart of controversy and disaster, from hurricanes to the recent oil spill." Marshall is currently the Chair of Photography at the University of Georgia. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side of the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Her work has been featured widely in publications and exhibited throughout the country. Smithson writes and edits Lenscratch blog, which explores contemporary photography and offers opportunities for exposure and community. In the show, her is a direct play from James Abbott McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Black and Grey: The Artist's Mother. In these hand painted silver gelatin prints, Smithson creates varied compositions that explore the fantasy of imagining different identities for those we love. After ten years as a still-life photographer, Maggie Taylor turned to her computer to create new images in 1996. The resulting photographs start a dialogue with Surrealist painters, such as Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. These compositions of found images, photographed scenes, and digitally manipulated imagery create fantastical dream-world landscapes. She has participated in numerous solo and group shows throughout the country and abroad, and her work is in numerous private and public collections including Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA and Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, TX. Jennifer Schwartz Gallery is newly located at 1000 Marietta Street, Suite 112, Atlanta, GA 30318. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM and by appointment. For more information call the gallery at (404) 885-1080 or visit

[Video] Norman Seeff Lecture from ACP 12

January 4th, 2011
Here's an excerpt from the ACP 12 lecture Norman Seeff gave at The High Museum of Art. It does not include the video footage that Seeff has been shooting, but his intro's included here. If you missed it, have a look! video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player

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