Bringing Everyday Africa to Fulton County Schools

May 3rd, 2017
About a year ago at LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville, two ACP board members saw a presentation from Austin Merrill about the instagram-based project "Everyday Africa." Barbara and Mary knew Austin's project would be great for Atlanta, and earlier this year, thanks to Wells Fargo, ACP worked with Austin to implement the "Everyday" curriculum into two high schools from very different parts of Atlanta; Tri-Cities in the south, and Riverwood in the north.

Photos from Joshua Rashaad McFadden
With a team of ACP volunteers, the classes investigated how stereotypes are created and reinforced, and eventually, how photography can inspire and leverage the dissolution of these same stereotypes.

ACP's effort with Austin inspired “Everyday Atlanta,” a year-long affair, and this first phase involving TCHS & Riverwood will be followed by more public projects this summer and fall.

This past weekend, Austin was in town for the presentation of the final project from both schools, and for a public talk (and booksigning) about Everyday Africa (& the forthcoming Everyday Atlanta) at Midtown Arts Cinema.

Tri-Cities posted their final project on YouTube, and we encourage you to take a look.

We'd like to say a big thank you to Wells Fargo, to ACP Board President Barbara Griffin, the intrepid Mary Stanley, and the whole ACP team who's volunteered with this amazing project; Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Rachel LaCour Niesen, Billy Howard, Allen Cooley and Candice Greathouse; the two teachers, Chris Sandlin from Tri-Cities and Lana Ensmann from Riverwood; Peter Dicampo and Austin Merrill from Everyday Africa; and of course, the students from Tri-Cities & Riverwood!

Thank you, all!


Deadline for THE FENCE extended until April 18th!

April 11th, 2017

The deadline for THE FENCE has been extended to midnight, April 18th! (So there are no excuses about missing the deadline this year, right?)

We can't wait to see your work on THE FENCE this year.


One Week Left to Submit Your Work for THE FENCE!

April 4th, 2017
Deadline for the 2017 edition of THE FENCE is one week away - April 11th, folks!

We can't wait to bring THE FENCE back to Atlanta for the 4th consecutive year. It's expanding (again) this year, and will be exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, ATLANTA, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham & Denver! If you're a photographer who's wondering if you should submit your work - the potential audience this year is over four million people.



February 9th, 2017
We can't wait to bring THE FENCE back to Atlanta for the 4th consecutive year. It's expanding (again) this year, and will be exhibited in Brooklyn, Boston, ATLANTA, Houston, Santa Fe, Durham & Denver! If you're a photographer who's wondering if you should submit your work - the potential audience this year is over four million people.

There are two deadlines; March 14th for earlybirds, and April 11th if you need more time.


ACP Quick Look: The Georgia FENCE – in Columbus

October 11th, 2016
The Georgia FENCE narrowly escaped hurricane Matthew in Savannah, and has now been installed on the Chattahoochee River Walk in Columbus. Here's a few photos from Hannah Israel of the install today:





The Georgia FENCE debuts in Savannah!

September 12th, 2016
Big thanks to our FENCE partners in Savannah, Art Rise, who installed the Georgia FENCE last week! A quick gif and a few pics from Art Rise of the installation, below.

The Georgia FENCE includes work from the following photographers - be sure to click their links and follow along!

Casey Lance Brown Instagram: @clb_us
Blake Burton Instagram: @blakeburton
Fernando Decillis Instagram: @fernando_decillis
Andrew Feiler Instagram: @andrew.feiler
Nick Gruenberg
Patrick Heagney Instagram: @patrickheagney
Kelly Kline Instagram: @KellyKlinePhoto
Paige McFall Instagram: @paigemcfall
Dorothy O'Connor Instagram: @dorothy.oconnor.9
Michael Reese Instagram: @michaelreesestudios







THE FENCE 2016, Unrolled and Unveiled

August 15th, 2016
We had a great Saturday with Sam & Dave from United Photo Industries, installing THE FENCE on the Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail. Here's a map, if you'd like to track it down. It's the third year for THE FENCE here in Atlanta, and judging by your comments and questions on Saturday, you're happy to see it's back!

We'd love to see your favorite projects and sections. Feel free to tag us with #acpfest on twitter or instagram, it's the easiest way to share your view. Enjoy it!







THE FENCE is unrolling across the country…

August 9th, 2016
It's August, so it must be time for THE FENCE to return to the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail! We couldn't be happier to be bringing back THE FENCE for its 3rd consecutive year, showcasing incredible photographic projects from around the world.

In fact, THE FENCE is already up in Brooklyn Bridge Park (and Santa Fe!) as United Photo Industries prepares for Photoville. If you're a hawk-eyed watcher of vlogger Casey Neistat's daily updates, you probably saw THE FENCE in a quick cameo last week.

We'll be installing Atlanta's version of THE FENCE this Saturday, August 13th, from 10am-1pm(ish). If you'd like to know more about THE FENCE, have a chat with its creative directors from United Photo Industries, Sam Barzilay and Dave Shelley, shoot a time-lapse, or generally lend a helping-hand with installing 700+ feet of photographic goodness (gardening gloves might be helpful) we'd love to see you on Saturday!

Here's a map of the location, starting just south of the North Highland overpass, and ending in front of Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall, and Kevin Rathbun Steak.


Submit for the FENCE 2016 – Exhibiting in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston and Santa Fe

January 28th, 2016

Imagine your photos, on THE FENCE being enjoyed by millions of people in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Houston and Santa Fe!

What is THE FENCE?

THE FENCE is a large-scale outdoor photographic exhibition series, inaugurated in 2012 as a sister initiative to Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Each year, a distinguished jury is called upon to review the work submitted through an international open call for entries. 40 photographers are selected whose projects are then presented in a large-scale, outdoor exhibitions in multiple cities across the United States. In 2016, THE FENCE will be presented in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston & Santa Fe.

We strongly urge you to submit your work. Here's THREE reasons why:

#1: THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, giving us an opportunity to share these powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of millions of visitors annually, while providing photographers with a truly public platform.

#2: This year, for the first time, there will also be a "Georgia-based photographers" FENCE that will be exhibited in October in Atlanta (other locations around GA to be announced). If selected for the Georgia-based FENCE, participating artists will receive a $100 honorarium from ACP.

#3: Enter once and be eligible for everything. This is a chance to get your work seen by millions on the nationally exhibited FENCE or many thousands (plus honorarium) on the Georgia FENCE. Not to mention being seen by the distinguished panel of jurors. PLUS, there's a $5,000 cash award for the winner of the Jury's Choice Grand Prize, including a solo exhibition at Photoville in Brooklyn in 2016 and LOTS of other awards!

Submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 14th.

Our advice: Take a look at the categories and past winners to grasp the concept and submit only your strongest work. If you were one of the hundreds of thousands who saw THE FENCE in 2015, you'll know why you need to submit your photos today!


“Art on Track” in Saporta Report

November 3rd, 2015

Lyle V. Harris, Chief Spokesperson for MARTA, wrote about the ACP "Art on Track" Public Art project for Saporta Report.

"In its maiden voyage on MARTA, Art on Track featured original images by Atlanta-based photographers Kelly Kristin Jones and Laura Noel and was conceived and curated by Jennifer Schwartz, the Creator and Executive Director of Crusade for Art. Jones, Noel and Schwartz worked for months with MARTA staff from numerous departments to temporarily remove the advertising panels on a Red Line train and turn the rail vehicles into what ACP described as a unique, sensory art experience for riders... that will take them to new cultural horizons.

And so it did."

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