"Gain an intimate perspective on the High Museum's acclaimed collection of historical and contemporary photographs and see photographic treasures not on public display! This course uses photographs from the High’s permanent collection and the current exhibition "A Fire That No Water Could Put Out": Civil Rights Photography to provide insights into important ideas and movements in photography."
"Monday, Feb. 19 - Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits exhibition opens in the Carter Museum. This exhibition of more than 48 portraits created by renowned photographer Yousuf Karsh features iconic photographs of Americans who have distinguished themselves in fields as diverse as business, medicine, entertainment, politics and the arts. Among the portraits included were those of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, physician and virologist Jonas Salk, singer Marian Anderson, actress Grace Kelly, businesswoman Elizabeth Arden, architect I. M. Pei and first lady Eleanor Roosevelt. The exhibition runs through May 20, 2018 and is included at no extra charge in the normal museum admission.
Tuesday, Feb. 20 - Karsh is History - Film Screening and exhibit tour. Join us for a free screening of the documentary "Karsh is History" about legendary photographer Yousuf Karsh as told through his breathtaking portraits. Following the hour long film, visitors will be able to tour the new exhibition Yousuf Karsh: American Portraits. (7pm in the museum theater)"
"Atlanta Photography Group is pleased to present "Portfolio 2018", an exhibition juried by Sam Barzilay. Six exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries. Each artist featured in the exhibition offers a diverging approach to environmental portraiture- ranging from the surreal, to the intimate, and encompassing everything from staged narratives to social documentary work. Opening reception is Friday, February 9, from 6-9pm. Artists and Projects:
Vanessa Filley: "A Nursery Rhyme"
Michael W. Hicks, "No Man’s Land"
Kasey Medlin, "Blush"
Dale Niles, "Solidifying Roots"
Erin L. Scott, "3 Feet High and Rising"
Cherie E. Truesdell, "Dirt"
Juror Talk: Saturday, Feburary 10, 11am-12pm
Juror Sam Barzilay will present a talk on Saturday February 10 at 11am. Barzilay will talk about the works he selected and more broadly, contemporary trends in art photography. Currently serving as Creative Director of United Photo Industries – a New York based art-presenting organization promoting a wider understanding of photography – Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a photographic gathering that has rapidly become among the largest and best-attended photo festivals in North America. Sam is also one of the founding producers of the T3 Photo Festival, in Tokyo, Japan."
"Carrie Mae Weems Lecture, February 4, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Auburn Avenue Research Library
101 Auburn Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30301
Seating is limited. Registration is required."
"Don’t miss this special evening inspired by the High’s exhibition “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright will discuss how they have documented their experiences with the civil rights movement through photography. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will moderate the conversation.
Dr. Doris Derby is an activist, documentary photographer, and professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. She was a working member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, and founding director of the Office of African-American Student Services and Programs at Georgia State University.
Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning Atlanta-based photographer whose series include Plastic Bodies, Suburbia, Young Americans, and 1960Who.
Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and former Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University. She served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs from 1987 through 1991."