2016 My Atlanta Exhibition Prize Winners

October 12th, 2016
20160924_IMG_4934Installation day at My Atlanta Exhibition
Joeff Davis and Dustin Chambers from Creative Loafing judged My Atlanta Exhibition this year, and have published the list of winners from over 350 participating photographers. They've included interviews with the photographers in the captions for the photos.

2016 My Atlanta Exhibition - Winning Photographs
Middle School & Under:
1st - Jack Rivers - Woodward Middle School
2nd - Akash Patel - Woodward Middle School
3rd - Julia Dickson-Lah - Woodward Middle School

High School:
1st - Senaidra Reynolds - Lovett School
2nd - Cole Reynolds - St. Francis High School
3rd - Julia Anne Willingham - Mt. Vermon Presbyterian School

Best School:
Parkview High School

Adults, 19 & Over:
1st - Julia Leon
2nd - Chelsea Haines
3rd - Tracy K. Woodard

1st - Sharon Dowdell - Lou Walker Multipurpose Center
2nd - Patricia Pendergrass - Lou Walker Multipurpose Center
3rd - Mary Moskal

Best Use of Color: Jake Gallant - The Padeia School
Best Use of B&W: Amelia Green - Cambridge High School
Viewer's Choice: Emily Combs - Cambridge High School
Critic's Choice: Julia Leon

20160926_IMG_9349Joeff debates selections while deciding on category winners.

My Atlanta Exhibition winners featured on Creative Loafing

October 18th, 2015
My Atlanta Exhibition winners featured on Creative Loafing

Please check out the gallery of winning photographs from My Atlanta on Creative Loafing, and we're still searching for the photographer behind this Critic's Choice!

This Friday & Saturday are the pick-up days for My Atlanta, so please come and retrieve your photo(s) from 10am-1pm, and if you're one of the lucky winners, your prize!

(Photo credit: Paula Harding)

Help Us Find This Award-Winning Photographer!

October 12th, 2015
On Saturday, Sept. 26th, we launched our My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market. It was a super busy morning, and nearly a thousand photographs were posted from schools, senior centers and the general public.

Help Solve a Photo Mystery!

Participants registered and signed waivers for their photographs, most importantly so we would have their contact information if/when their photo won a prize.

The erstwhile judges from Creative Loafing (thanks Joeff & Gavin!) picked the photo below as this year's Critic's Choice. And yet, when we looked, we could not find a registration form for the photo, and there was no identifying information on the back.

This photo is an award-winning photo in this year's My Atlanta Exhibition, and we need your help finding its maker. Share your tip via twitter, instagram (or both, with #acpfest) or good ol-fashioned email:

Help us find this award-winning photographer!


Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market

September 27th, 2015
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market
Quick Look: My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market

Map to My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market, Saturday, 10am!

September 25th, 2015

My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market – Post Your Photo on Sept. 26th!

September 14th, 2015
My Atlanta Exhibition at Ponce City Market - Post Your Photo on Sept. 26th!

My Atlanta Winners – 2014

October 21st, 2014
A few days ago, we announced the winners of the 2014 My Atlanta Exhibition as chosen by Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis of Creative Loafing. We've uploaded the winning photos to an album on flickr, so take a look! And again, to learn more about the winners, check out Creative Loafing's gallery. Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who posted their photos at My Atlanta Exhibition this year! And thanks again to One Region for supporting this year's "Embracing Diversity" theme.
Critic's Choice Winner - Thomas Brodnax


My Atlanta Exhibition Gallery of Winners in Creative Loafing

October 18th, 2014
A big thank-you to Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis from Creative Loafing, who were the judges for this year's My Atlanta Exhibition. They've published a piece about this year's exhibition, including a gallery of winners.

Big congratulations to Thomas Brodnax's "Hashtag Selfie", pictured below, which won the coveted Critic's Choice prize. And thanks to One Region for their partnership and theme this year, "Embracing Diversity". If you participated in this year's exhibition, next Saturday, the 25th is pick-up-your-photo day, from 10am to 1pm!

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Last Saturday to Post Photos at My Atlanta (to be considered for judging)

October 1st, 2014
If you come post your photo at My Atlanta Exhibition on Saturday between 10am - 1pm at Piedmont Park Community Center, you can see what these students from Dekalb School of the Arts created with their photos! Plus, your photograph(s) will still be considered for prizes, as the judging will be happening next week. See you Saturday!

Audio: “Building Regionalism Through… Photography?” – Interview w/ Amy Miller on WABE

June 16th, 2014
If you haven't seen it already, Amy Miller sat down with John Lemley last week to talk about ACP, and specifically, My Atlanta.
"For eleven years, the nonprofit group Atlanta Celebrates Photography has put on a festival that’s grown to be one of the largest in the United States. For one exhibit, the group annually puts out the call both to amateurs and professionals to submit photographs representing their impressions of life in Atlanta. The “My Atlanta” exhibit has rarely been themed—but this year, they're doing something different. The new idea is to promote a theme of unity across the greater region. While Instagram's having a moment with the #weloveatl hashtag, we wondered: What role can a photo exhibit play in promoting true regionalism? WABE's John Lemley sat down to discuss these questions with Amy Miller of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Tene Traylor, of the Community Foundation's "One Region" project, which is the exhibit's principle sponsor. Miller began by talking a little about the theme."

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