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Keeping Up With ACP During #acpfest

September 12th, 2018
We couldn't be more excited about our 20th anniversary, and we'll be going as fast as we can go for the next six or seven weeks. The best way to keep in touch and find out about what's happening during the festival is to sign-up for our email list. It's old-fashioned, simple, dependable, and it works.

The ACP 2018 Festival Guide site is: festivalguide2018.acpinfo.org and is the latest reflection of the best information we have concerning all events and exhibitions. There have been many changes since the printing of the Festival Guide in August, and as the festival kicks into swing, festivalguide2018.acpinfo.org should be your first stop in planning to see great photography across the city this fall.

On the social front, we're Instagram-first this year, and will be posting (and re-posting!) about all events at participating venues, including our own programming @atlantacelebratesphotography. If you want to be sure to not miss a post, turn on your notifications! (All posts in your feed are shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms.) Here's how to keep up with #acpfest:

"From your phone, open our profile in the Instagram app. Next, tap the triple-dot in the upper-right corner, and from that menu, tap Turn on Post Notifications."
Most of our Instagram posts will make it to our Facebook @atlantaphotofestival. The posts will be shuffled out-of-order by Facebook's algorithms, so if you want to be sure you don't miss anything, click the "Following" pull-down menu, click "See First" and cross your fingers.



We're also on Twitter (@acptweets) which works well for real-time updates, especially related to situations like parking, ticket issues, impacts weather might have on the festival, and things that are immediate.

All said, Instagram's your best bet for the widest view of what's happening during #acpfest, and this blog will be fairly quiet as we concentrate on delivering robust email updates and timely posts on Instagram. Thanks for the support!

FIVE days left to participate in #acpfest!

July 3rd, 2018

If you've dreamed of seeing your photos in an exhibition, or wondered what your photography would look like on the walls of your favorite coffee shop, now's your chance!

Each year, photographers reach out to venues to join the country's largest annual community-based photography festival.  From sandwich shops and nail salons to the walls of The High Museum, venues across the city collaborate with artists and photographers to transform Atlanta with the power of photography.

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you've been waiting to share your work with the world, it's your turn

(Please note: there will be no deadline extension in 2018!)

Festival Guide FAQ
Information for Venues
Information for Artists

Create your #acpfest listing today!

Participate in ACP 2018 – Create Your Festival Guide Listing Today!

June 11th, 2018

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you've been waiting to share your work with the world, now's your chance

Festival Guide FAQ
Information for Venues
Information for Artists

Create your #acpfest listing today!

ACP Festival Guides & Getting Ready for ACP 2018 – Our 20th Year!

April 26th, 2018
It's our 20th year, and there's no time like the present to think about how you can participate (as an artist, or a venue) in ACP 2018!

If you're planning an exhibition for later this year, taking a look at ACP Festival Guides from past years can be a big help. There are lists of venues you can contact, and generally, they offer a great way to understand the scale and scope of what it means for Atlanta to Celebrate Photography!

Here are the last few years of Festival Guides, in PDF form. Have a look - we hope they inspire you to participate in 2018. We'll be open for receiving your listing(s) for the ACP Festival Guide in May, and the deadline will be in late-June. The price to create a listing will remain unchanged from 2017 - $160, a bargain to be part of the country's largest annual community-based photography festival!

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Ongoing Exhibitions

November 6th, 2017
© 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

Festival Guide – Updated Listing #062

October 5th, 2017
Jesse Pratt Lopez
There's a change of venue and time with "Atlanta Celebrates [QPOC] Photography" (listing #062) and it might affect your weekend plans. Southern Fried Queer Pride has curated a show at 368 on Ponce, and the opening is Saturday night from 6-10PM.

Please adjust your plans accordingly, and thanks!

Camera Recycling at ACP Featured Events Throughout the Festival

September 27th, 2017
We'll have a box at featured ACP events (starting on Saturday, at the ACP Open Exhibition) where we'll gladly accept your old camera gear for donation, made possible by our friends at KEH. Thank you!

ACP 2017 Festival Guide Availability

September 11th, 2017

ACP Festival Guides are currently available at these three locations (and many more!) Irma may play a role in whether or not guides are available until Wednesday, but on Wednesday we'll be able to restock these locations. Which is to say, if any of these locations are out of stock, give us a call at the office (404.634.8664), and we can give you a stack, or a box (until ours run out).

Please know that the printed ACP Festival Guides can contain information that's out-of-date, and for best results, visit the ACP Festival Guide for the most up-to-date info, as some event listings have changed, and there are additional online-only listings as well. Thanks!

The Atlanta School of Photography
1135 Sheridan Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30324
Mon – Thu 9am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
(404) 996-6978

The Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318
Tue – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 7pm
(470) 428-2061

Brick Works Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Wed – Sat 12pm – 6pm
(912) 596-3147

ACP 2017 Festival Guide (PDF) & Online-Only Listings

August 24th, 2017

While our online ACP 2017 Festival Guide will be the definitive up-to-date reflection of the Festival, a PDF is available of the printed Festival Guide, which will arrive at the end of the month. Happy to have Marilyn Minter's "Torrent" grace the cover this year. Come see her ACP Lecture Series talk at the Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theater, on October 12th!

If you missed the printed Festival Guide deadline this spring, and would still like to have an event or exhibition in the Festival, please sign-up before Sept. 8th, so we can include you in the online Festival Guide, the forthcoming iPhone app, and all of our promotions. Sign-up is here: http://festivalguide2017.acpinfo.org/app

Thanks!

ACP 2017 Festival Guide Listings Close – Friday, June 30th at Midnight!

June 28th, 2017

ACP Festival Guide deadline
Friday, June 30th, midnight


A friendly reminder that the deadline to participate in ACP 2017 (as an artist, venue, or both!) is approaching.

We're so excited to see what everyone has planned for October!

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