Quick look at the ACP 2015 Photobook Fair

September 10th, 2015
We had a great time at the ACP Photobook Fair this past weekend at Decatur Book Festival. We gave away thousands of Festival Guides, and the publishers in our booth sold a bunch of books! Big thanks to Ain't Bad Magazine, Daylight Books, Fall Line Press, J&L Books & Willard Pate for participating this year!

Here's a quick video and a few stills from Saturday morning. (For the YouTube curious, we've migrated our account from here to here if you'd like to re-subscribe!)


ACP Photobook Fair at Decatur Book Festival This Weekend!

September 2nd, 2015
(We sent this out to our email list this morning and wanted to share it with you here, too!)

ACP Photobook Fair This Weekend at DBF!

Photography books are more popular than ever, and there are some groundbreaking independent publishing outfits that are enabling us all to discover photographic projects that may not otherwise see the light of day. We have invited a few of these publishers to our ACP "photobook booth" at the Decatur Book Festival.

Saturday (10am-6pm) & Sunday (12-6pm), come to Decatur Square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.

Special Exhibitors at ACP's booth include:

  • Ain't Bad Magazine (Savannah-based quarterly publication that supports new photographic art)
  • Daylight Books (a non-profit, North Carolina-based publisher dedicated to art and photography books)
  • Fall Line Press (Atlanta-based photobook publisher, bookstore and reading room)
  • J&L Books (a non-profit Atlanta & New York-based publisher of artists' books)

Plus, we will have thousands of ACP Festival Guides, hot off the press! Come grab a few copies and discover all the amazing photography your Atlanta community has to offer this fall! (It's kind of incredible this year, we must say.)

Admission is free. Parking on street or in multiple parking decks, or take MARTA to the Decatur station.



ACP 2014 Photobook Fair Roundup!

August 31st, 2014
We had a great weekend at the Decatur Book Festival with our annual Photobook Fair! Big kudos to Ain't-Bad Magazine (Taylor, Taylor & Jessica), Fall Line Press (Megan, Roby & the indefatigable Edwin Robinson) and Robert Shults & E. Brady Robinson with their publications from Daylight Books! We thank you all for the good humor and comradery while sweating-it-out in the heat. Didn't hurt to be fifteen feet from the King of Pops, right? As you'll see below, we had some fun while keeping cool & giving away thousands of ACP Festival Guides, and talking to so many of you about the festival and the intersection of photography & books. Thank you for your interest and support!


Fantastic Day at Decatur Book Festival! (Come see us on Sunday!)

August 30th, 2014
Big thanks to everyone who made the ACP Photobook Fair a smashing success at the Decatur Book Festival. Eager to be back at it tomorrow afternoon! Swing by, pick-up your Festival Guide, and say hello to Ain't-Bad Magazine, Fall Line Press, Robert Shults & E. Brady Robinson!

ACP Photobook Fair at Decatur Book Festival This Weekend!

August 25th, 2014

We just received confirmation that we'll have ACP 2014 Festival Guides available this weekend at the Decatur Book Festival. We'll be at #DBF2014 all weekend with our annual Photobook Fair, featuring Fall Line Press, Ain't-Bad Magazine, and Daylight Books authors Brady Robinson & Robert Shults. Here's the forecast, and we'll be there, rain or shine!

Three Important Details:

1. ACP Photobook Fair will be featuring publishers and artists at the Decatur Book Festival, Sat., 10-6pm & Sun., 12-6pm. Booths 362 & 363!

2. We'll have ACP 2014 Festival Guides at the Decatur Book Festival this weekend & in the office later this week!

3. The weather this weekend will be great!

Come out to Decatur this weekend to pick-up a Festival Guide (or 5!), see some innovative photobooks, talk to publishers and authors, and we'll see you there!


(Photo by Timothy J. Carroll - Our booth location is right about where Godzilla is in Tim's photo, in the art|DBF section.)

ACP Photobook Fair at Decatur Book Festival, Saturday & Sunday

August 28th, 2013
ACP will be joining many of our fellow Atlanta-arts organizations in participating in this weekend's Decatur Book Festival. We'll be at booth 301 & 302 (pdf map), and in addition to handing out ACP 2013 Festival Guides, we've invited local photographers to present (and in some cases, sell) their photobooks. Booth 301 & 302 is on the south side of the DBF, between Trinity Place and the artDBF complex. See you Saturday and Sunday! ACP Photobook Fair at Decatur Book Festival
(Photo of DBF by Timothy J. Carroll)
In 2013, AJC DBF is launching art|DBF, an arts and culture showcase within the festival. art|DBF recognizes that a vibrant, creative, and economically thriving community can be achieved by elevating the value and visibility of the arts — literary, visual, and performing; increasing accessibility, public involvement, and attendance; and working to ensure the long-term sustainability of arts organizations. 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. What will result from this meetup between authors, poets, publishers, readers, bookstores and visual/performing artists, photographers, musicians, dancers, and filmmakers? Conversation. Collaboration. Activation. Creation. Transformation. Celebration.

Tonight’s Photo-Documentary Double-Feature, plus Sign-up for Photobook Fair!

October 3rd, 2012
A quick reminder of tonight's ACP Film Series Double-Feature at the Plaza Theater, featuring two photo-documentaries about Alec Soth and Gregory Crewdson. This is the first time Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters has been screened in Atlanta, and we're lucky to see the film before it opens in New York! Plus, the film's director, Ben Shapiro, will be in attendance.

Today, sign-ups are open for the fourth annual ACP Photobook Fair on Saturday, October 20th. If you've self-published or indie-published your own photobook, we'd love to have you participate by signing-up for a free table at the Photobook Fair. Each year, the Photobook Fair is one of the best Saturday mornings of the Festival, and we'd love to see you there! (Check out this video from last year.)

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Photobook Fair 2011 from on Vimeo.

While we're at it, here are the remaining events for this week; we hope to see you out and about!

Wed: ACP Film Series - Alec Soth & Gregory Crewdson Double Feature
Wed: Corinne Adams at Wing & A Prayer Studio
Wed: This is a Picture… at Fall Line Press at APG

Thurs: Artist's talk for "Room in My Head" at SCAD-Atlanta
Thurs: Opening reception for Eliot Dudik at GSU
Thurs: Opening reception for Rawiya at GSU
Thurs: Opening reception for Gittel Price at Art Coop
Thurs: Opening reception for "Affrilachia in Words and Images"
Thurs: Artist's talk from John Paul Caponigro at Creative Circus

Fri: ACP Collaboration with Arnika Dawkins Gallery - Panel Discussion
Fri: Opening reception for SlowExposures Ten Year Retrospective
Fri: Closing reception for Corinne Adams
Fri: Opening reception for SHOTS 12 at Showcase School of Photography
Fri: Photomix at Kudzu Art Zone
Fri: Celebrating Fernbank Museum at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Fri: Opening reception for Arts Clayton 10th Annual Photography Show
Fri: Opening reception for Eye to the World at Southwest Art Center
Fri: Atlanta Photography Group: The Airport Show
Fri: Opening reception for Re-Placing Atlanta
Fri: Opening reception for 16th Annual Open Juried Exhibition: RPS

Sat: My Atlanta Exhibition at Piedmont Park Community Center
Sat: Opening reception for 8th AAC Photography Exhibit
Sat: Panel discussion for "Affrilachia in Words and Images"
Sat: Bill Boley at the Episcopal Church of the Atonement
Sat: Opening reception for Street Art at Worthmore Jewelers
Sat: Opening reception for Women in Focus / Multiplicity
Sat: FLUX NIGHT 2012
Sat: Opening reception for Exploring the Shadows

Sun: Opening reception for Sistagraphy at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Sun: Opening reception for "A Photographic Celebration" at Atlanta Artists Center<

ACP 2012 Advanced Photobook-Making Workshop Sign-up and FAQ

June 6th, 2012
ACP Advanced Photobook-Making Workshop, July 21st, with Laurie Shock Sign-up and FAQ

What is this?
An opportunity to meet one-on-one with book design and publishing expert Laurie Shock of Shock Design Books. Laurie will help you take your unfinished Photobook project and turn it into a masterpiece.

To Qualify:
You must have your book conceptualized, have an understanding of who your target audience might be, have a strong edit, and be ready to finalize your edit or determine the best layout and design for your book, decide on the best paper to use, printing method, and distribution options based on your budget. Laurie will have lots of samples for you to evaluate during your session.

When and Where?
Saturday July 21, 2012
10am - 2:40pm
This event will take place at the Showcase School of Photography
1135 Sheridan Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30324
How do I sign-up for a 20-minute workshop session?
Signing-up is a three-step process. Before signing-up, make sure that you are available to attend a session anytime between 10am and 2:40pm. Sessions are allotted on a first-come first-served basis. This means if you are the last to register, you will receive the remaining session time - whatever that may be. This also means early registrants will have the greatest freedom of choice for their session time. 1. Complete the sign-up form.
2. Click the Buy Now button below to pay $60 for your session.
3. You will be contacted by ACP to select the time of your session.

I've signed up, what should I bring to my session?
Different people have different ways of working. Feel free to bring your laptop with your work-in-progress, a dummy or mock-up of your book, photographic prints, samples of other books or ideas you want to incorporate. Sketches, notes, anything that you are using that is important to the process.

Who is Laurie Shock?
Laurie Shock, president of Shock Design Books, is a designer and art director specializing in book design and publishing. She has designed and produced over two hundred books, including Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe series and A Century of Women, the companion book to the Turner Broadcasting series. Among her clients are The Centers for Disease Control, The Carter Center, Shepherd Center, the American Cancer Society, Longstreet Press, Peachtree Publishers, and Fall Line Press. Her books have been published internationally, including a children's cancer memoir published in Japan. Three of her books have won international book awards. Laurie is currently finishing her book How to Publish Your Own Photography Book which will be available September 2012.

Note: ACP will be holding a Photobook Fair during the October 2012 ACP Festival. We hope to be able to showcase YOUR finished photo book at this event, so sign up for Laurie's workshop today!

[Video] ACP 2011 Photobook Fair

November 3rd, 2011

If you missed out on the ACP 2011 Photobook Fair, here's a look back, featuring interviews with exhibitors Kate Jordahl, Gerald Straw, Bryan Meltz, and Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library.

Announcing ACP’s Spring Photo Book Workshop!

March 30th, 2011

We're happy to announce a new workshop on May 7th dedicated to publishing your own photo book. As preparation for our third-annual Photo Book Fair in October, Laurie Shock will teach a workshop on how to create your own photographic book. Visualizing your photographs in book form is a unique challenge, and Laurie will help guide you through the process from beginning to end. You'll come away from the workshop with an actual path to creating your book, and once you've created yours, you'll be ready to participate in ACP's Photo Book Fair in the fall!
Today's technology makes it easier than ever to produce a photo book, and that book can serve many different purposes. Now you can easily publish your photographs to use as a professional portfolio, to sell on the retail market, to tell a story and document a cause, to promote your business, or to give as a gift for someone special.

This workshop will briefly discuss traditional book publishing and compare that in detail to POD (print-on-demand) companies such as Blurb, Asukabook, and VioVio. What questions should you ask before you begin? How do POD companies differ? What steps should you take first? How should you edit and design your photo book? You'll learn all of that here and leave with a solid roadmap for publishing your photo book.
Thank you to our friends at The Showcase School of Photography for partnering with us on this great workshop.

Learn More about the Photo Book Workshop and Sign-up Today!

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