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ACP Lecture Series – Everyday Africa w/ Austin Merrill, May 1st at Midtown Arts Cinema

April 18th, 2017

Celebrate the launch of Everyday Africa's long-awaited new book: "Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent"

ACP Lecture Series: Everyday Africa w/ Austin Merrill Monday, May 1st, 6:30-8pm
(Lecture begins promptly at 7pm, book-signing follows)
Midtown Arts Cinema
FREE - Reserve Seats on Eventbrite

"Everyday Africa is a collective of photographers using imagery to combat common cliches and misperceptions, aiming to demonstrate that Africa is far more than a place only burdened by poverty, disease, and war. We find the extreme not nearly as prevalent as the familiar, the everyday."

Created by Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo in March 2012 while in Ivory Coast (on a reporting assignment funded by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting), Everyday Africa has more than 320,000 followers on Instagram, has been exhibited and published internationally, and has developed an educational curriculum for middle and high school students. It has grown into a worldwide community of Everyday photography feeds, from Asia to Latin America, Afghanistan to Australia, Rio to the Bronx, along with issue-based feeds that include Everyday Incarceration, Everyday Black America, and Everyday Climate Change.

Austin will present the Everyday Africa project, book, photography and storytelling, and the worldwide efforts of The Everyday Projects to combat misperception, including Everyday Atlanta, soon to be the newest member of the Everyday family.

Copies will be available for purchase and signing by co-editor/co-founder Austin Merrill!

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Danny Lyon’s new exhibition at The Whitney

June 14th, 2016
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It's always fun to keep track of photographers who've passed through Atlanta, or have presented during the Festival. Danny Lyon gave a riveting artist talk at Woodruff Arts Center in 2008, and has a new exhibition opening in New York this weekend.

It's great to see that the working relationship forged between Mr. Lyon and Julian Cox has persisted and flourished beyond Atlanta. A good read from Jonathan Blaustein:

"'I was in Atlanta, this is where his journey began as a photographer,' Mr. Cox said. 'He was a young kid, really, in his early 20s. He was entrusted to get out there and make a record of these various public protests, marches, and demonstrations on a variety of different issues. Voting rights, segregation, et cetera.'"

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[Video] Zeng Yi’s ACP Lecture on YouTube

November 30th, 2015
Zeng Yi's exhibition at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum is on view through January 17th. If you haven't seen the show, or if you want to learn more, here's a video of the lecture Zeng Yi gave on October 1st as part of ACP's Lecture Series.

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Quick Look: ACP Spotlight Series: “Instapanel”

October 23rd, 2015
Big thanks to John E. Ramspott for these photos from Wednesday night's "Instapanel" at Westside Cultural Arts Center. To follow along, from left-to-right; @mimmsmagic, @timlampe, @fridasbrow, moderator @twheat, @ohhellowlo, and @smcmennamy.

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Roe Ethridge lecture at the High Museum, Sat., 2pm

October 22nd, 2015
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Roe Ethridge will be speaking at the High Museum of Art this Saturday, at 2pm, in the Rich Auditorium.

Roe Ethridge (American, born 1969) studied photography at the Atlanta College of Art. Working within the classic genres of portrait, landscape, and still life photography, Ethridge integrates conceptual and commercial practices, at times using images already in circulation - including outtakes from his own editorial work.

Ethridge's work has been shown at institutions such as the Barbican Center (London), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), and the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. His first major retrospective, curated by Anne Pontegnie, was exhibited at Le Consortium in Dijon before traveling to Museum Leuven, Belgium, in 2012.

This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately. Parking decks on site or take MARTA to Arts Center Station.

As a reminder, Friday and Saturday are the pick-up days (from 10am-1pm) for My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market.

Here are this week's remaining events & exhibitions:

Friday:
Opening reception & book signing for Andrew Feiler
Opening reception for Mary Stanley Selects for APG
Marcia Vaitsman reception at Whitespace
Opening reception for Alicia Collins
Pick-up your photographs at My Atlanta Exhibition

Saturday:
ACP Lecture Series / ART PAPERS LIVE with Roe Ethridge at the High Museum
Raymond Smith on view at Georgia Museum of Art
Opening reception for National Photography Exhibit 2015
Pick-up your photographs at My Atlanta Exhibition

Sunday:
Juror's talk & reception at Amblewood Gallery

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AUDIO: Dan Winters’ 2014 ACP Lecture Series

March 3rd, 2015
Big thanks to Brett Falcon for recording Dan Winters' lecture at MOCAGA during ACP last fall. So glad he was able to capture this so that it could be shared with others. With a cameo introduction from Michael Kochman.

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SAVE THE DATE: April 16th, VIK MUNIZ at High Museum of Art

February 16th, 2015
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In partnership with the High Museum of Art, ACP presents an extraordinary evening with acclaimed photography and mixed-media artist Vik Muniz!

Please mark your calendars for April 16th, 7pm, and reserve your seats soon - Vik Muniz will be in Atlanta for one night only.

PS: ACP supporters at $1k and up, stay tuned for VIP event information. If you are considering supporting ACP at $1k or more, there is no better time than now!
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An Evening With The Bitter Southerner: What is a “Southern” Photograph?

October 22nd, 2014
We can't wait for Friday night's ACP Spotlight event "An Evening With The Bitter Southerner". Local photographers Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene & Zach Wolfe will be joining Dave Whitling to talk about their work & how The Bitter Southerner works with local photographers to create the unique stories they've been bringing to light. (Originally scheduled in the printed Festival Guide for Saturday, this event will indeed be on Friday.)

Here's Dave talking about what makes a "southern" photograph with our friends from Atlanta PlanIt.
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[UPDATE] Graciela Iturbide Lecture – CANCELLED

October 15th, 2014
We're sorry to report that next week's Graciela Iturbide lecture has been cancelled. There is no reschedule date available, at this point.
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UPDATE: ACP Knowledge Series with Getty Images & Eugene Richards

October 3rd, 2014
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Great news about next Thursday's event at the Center for Civil & Human Rights. Eugene Richards, a 2013 recipient of a Getty Grant for Editorial Photography, will be joining Aidan Sullivan, the Vice President of Getty Images Assignments. Can't wait to see you there! (photo credit: Eugene Richards)
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