Aubrey Graham’s “Portraits of Disneyland” at Emory, Opens Thursday

January 26th, 2015

Aubrey Graham, a PhD candidate in anthropology at Emory has an exhibition of her photography that's opening on Thursday, January 29th.

Portraits in Disneyland - Stories from Mugunga III
Aubrey Graham
Displayed from Jan. 29 - May 1, 2015

Opening Jan. 29 7-9 PM
Emory University
Center for Ethics Gallery

Landon Nordeman opens at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery next Thursday, Jan. 29th

January 22nd, 2015
"Out of Fashion from Acclaimed Photographer Landon Nordeman

Described by New York Magazine’s The Cut as their “backstage photographer extraordinaire,” Nordeman was dispatched to photograph fashion weeks in New York, Milan and Paris during September 2014. During three intense weeks—and through more than 100 shows—his photographs, which Instagram described on their blog, as “reminiscent of Martin Parr and Guy Bourdin,” documented the high-paced chaos of all that surrounds the catwalks. His images, exhibited here for the first time, are comprised of surprising moments and juxtapositions and are filled with color.

Nordeman will returning for an Instagram panel on fine art, fashion and this popular social medium in March, date TBD. For the Out of Fashion series, Nordeman shot the Fall 2014 international fashion shows, and this exhibition will offer the highlights from his magical, bitingly stylish eye."

Steve Schapiro & Andrew Moore – Artist’s Talks on Saturday at Jackson Fine Art

January 22nd, 2015
One of the best media moments surrounding Selma's release this fall was a spread of photographs from Steve Schapiro in The New Yorker highlighting the march from Selma to Montgomery. schapiro There's been so much great press about Selma, regardless of whether or not the Academy honors the achievements of Ava DuVernay, David Oyelowo, or even Bradford Young who'll miss-out at the Oscars (unless, against odds, Selma wins Best Picture.) When you see the film, you might recognize Marietta Square as one of the stand-in locations.

And as the world awaits the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday on March 7th, Atlantans are lucky to have Steve Schapiro's photographs at Jackson Fine Art. More importantly, he'll be giving an Artist's Talk about his work on Saturday, January 24th. He'll be joined by Andrew Moore, who'll be speaking about his exhibition "The South", and there will also be photographs from Gordon Parks on view.

As of Thursday, Jan. 22nd, the New York Times still has not found/discovered the identity of the two women in the Parks photograph from 1956. jfa_2

And to cram three blogposts into one, Danny Lyon, who gave a memorable artist's talk during ACP 2008, wrote a letter to the editor of The New Yorker about his friend (and our Congressman) which appeared in this week's issue.


28th Annual Push Pin Show at APG Gallery – February 13th

January 21st, 2015
"28th Annual Push Pin Show Scheduled for February 13 at APG Gallery – Vote for Best In Show!

Have you ever thought you might have the opportunity to have your images hung in the same gallery with renowned fellow photographers? The annual APG Push Pin Show is the occasion you’ve been waiting for! Every year the gallery, home to numerous critically acclaimed exhibitions, and adjacent to MOCA-GA in the Tula Arts Center building, opens its doors to existing and new members, allotting each artist approximately a 600 square inch space (about 20 inches by 30 inches), to display their work. Images may not be matted or framed, and may be priced for sale. Image dimensions are up to the artists – perhaps one large image, or maybe several smaller images, as long as the 600 square inch image space allotment is not exceeded.

New for this year – all attendees will be able to vote for their favorite photographs. At the end of the evening, the two artists receiving most votes will be announced as the winners of the People’s Choice Award. Winning artists will also be featured in APG’s March exhibition, Choice 2015. In addition, we are thrilled to have “Suburban Angst” back to play live music, mostly modern rock favorites and deeper cuts, in the atrium during the show! Talented photographer Tom Meyer will be making portraits on site at no charge with a gift print to take home.

This event is free to current members, and to photographers who join APG on the night of the show. Guests who would like to just come and hang out, enjoy the gallery, music, beer, wine, and pizza are welcome for a $10 entry fee. Only APG members can pin up prints. The annual APG membership fee is $35 ($25 for students).

Staff will be checking in members at 7pm in the Atrium. Doors open at 7:30, 75 Bennett Street, Suite B-1. Please visit the APG website for further details at:

Beth Lilly Opens at Whitespace, Friday, Jan. 9th

January 7th, 2015
"Please join us Friday, January 9th for the opening of A Moving Image of Eternity by Beth Lilly | 7 - 10 pm A Moving Image of Eternity begins with a question: Where are you now? Without time, existence is meaningless because life is based on change and change requires the fourth dimension. Artist Beth Lilly continues her exploration into the role of choice when helping shape our personal and cultural identities. In this exhibition, Lilly presents three related series of photographs each based on time’s subjective nature. All three use the interstate as their “vehicle” to offer fresh perspectives during this metaphorical journey, making choices while navigating events of chance and circumstance. The series is titled: Driven, Lost In Thought and The Passenger. A photographic mixologist, Beth Lilly plays with context to speculate on the interplay of choice, chance and circumstance. Her critically acclaimed performance/interactive project “The Oracle @ WiFi” was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2012. Recent exhibitions include the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography, MOCA GA, Zuckerman Museum, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. A Hambidge Fellow, she received grants from Society for Photographic Education and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Her work resides in the permanent collections of the High Museum, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, MOCA GA and others. Lilly earned a MFA in Photography from Georgia State University and an A.B.J. in film from the University of Georgia. Exhibition Dates: January 9 - February 14"

Deborah Willis lecture at The Lovett School, January 15th

January 7th, 2015
"The Civil War and the Forging of Character" lecture series continues in the new year with Deborah R. Willis, Ph.D., on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 6:00 pm in the Hendrix-Chenault Theater. Dr. Willis will present a talk on "Reading Images of the Civil War". The lecture will focus on photography of that era, tracing the technical developments of that medium and also suggesting the multiple ways in which Americans, black and white, engaged the prevailing controversies over slavery and black people’s freedom in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An exhibition of 30 photographs from the archives of the Library of Congress--as seen in her recent book, co-authored with Barbara Krauthamer, Envisioning Emancipation--will accompany her lecture and be on display in the Lovett Galleria from January through March of 2015. Also included will be a collection of student-produced photographs, using the historic wet plate collodion process. Admission to the lecture is free, but reservations are suggested. Please call (404) 262-3032, ext. 1717, or email Light refreshments will be served before the lecture starting at 5:30 pm. For more information, visit Deborah Willis, Ph.D., is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at New York University/Tisch School of the Arts and has an affiliated appointment in Africana Studies. She holds a Ph.D. from George Mason University. Dr. Willis was a 2014 Richard D. Cohen Fellow of African and African American Art History at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University; a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow and Fletcher Fellow; and a 2000 MacArthur Fellow. She received the NAACP Image Award in 2014 for Envisioning Emancipation."

Dispossessed: Photography Exhibition and Atlanta Metal screening – Jan. 11th at The Masquerade

January 6th, 2015
"A multifaceted thesis exhibition by M.F.A. photography student Emily Harris. Harris will also premiere her full-length documentary video Atlanta Metal along with several life-size photographs taken over the duration of her thesis project." Photography show from 6 -11 in Purgatory Bands in Hell 6:15 - Homicidal 7:00 - Screening of the documentary film ATLANTA METAL 8:15- Malformity 9:15- Cesspool 10:15 - Sybaritic FREE event and all ages! Come see some art and listen to some free music!
More info: ‘Atlanta Metal’ doc breaks stereotypes - Emily Harris' SCAD thesis raises the bar on local metal

Billy Howard at Circle Gallery, Opens Jan. 12th at UGA

January 6th, 2015
"Circle Gallery to host exhibit Witness: The Photographs of Billy Howard Athens, Ga. – The Circle Gallery in the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia will host an exhibit of photographs by Billy Howard January 12th through February 12th, 2015. The opening reception, which will include a brief gallery talk by the artist, will be Monday, Jan. 12th from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The gallery is located in the Jackson Street Building at 285 S. Jackson St. Billy Howard is a documentary photographer, writer and videographer in Atlanta. He is on the board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography and received a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter Fellow in Mental Health Journalism and has spent decades creating portraits of people across the globe in extenuating circumstances. Past projects include an exhibit on people with HIV/AIDS with The Smithsonian Institute Folklife Festival; two group exhibits with Vogue Italia in Milan, Italy; contributions to documentaries for Frontline and HBO; a featured interview on CNN’s photoblog; and an exhibit on the blind and visually impaired, Blind/ Sight: Conversations with the Visually Inspired, which is currently on tour. His exhibit Witness was chosen as the first work to be exhibited in the CDC’s David J. Sencer Museum Lobby Gallery. The images portrayed in Witness represent people in their environments, their land, their homes, their schools—where they “belong.” Howard explains: “There are no tricks of placement, just an attempt to represent both the person and his or her surroundings honestly. In these portraits I have tried to use the person’s environs to add to the viewer’s understanding of the subject.” Howard’s work is in the collections of The Library of Congress, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Carter Center, among others. The reception and exhibit are free and open to the public. For more information contact Melissa Tufts at or call 706-542-8292."
[Billy Howard is a member of ACP's Executive Board]

“Lucinda’s World Part II: A Collection of Collections” opens January 15th at Swan Coach House

January 6th, 2015
"January 15 – February 20, 2015 OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, January 15 ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 12, 7pm w/ Guest speaker Brett Abbott, Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art This exhibition is sponsored by Wendy Barton SWAN COACH HOUSE GALLERY 3130 Slaton Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30305 404.266.2636 “The Origins of my collecting began with a family road trip west, when I was 10. I found some hand carved animals at a highway road stop and then kept looking for more. By the time we returned home to our farm in Katonah, NY, I had a full menagerie of farm animals. They were sort of a diary of my life at that time. During the ice storm of 2014, when I was trapped in my house, I decided to make a photograph of the detritus that I brought back in a baggie from my walks in Kauai. I then started thinking about other collections that represented parts of my life. The range is probably the sublime to the ridiculous i.e., dinner plates, Coca-Cola ephemera, figurative pocket knives, sea shells, old locks, found heart- shaped rocks, cows and even chanterelles (that I collected, photographed and consumed the same day). I collected locks because my husband always had everything locked up and Coca-Cola because my husband, Bobby was addicted to Cokes. The other things just happened to catch my eye at some point and then I would keep looking. I think of myself as a “hunter gatherer”. I search for stuff in flea markets, discards in parking lots, etc. I am always looking; the same way I search for photographs with my camera. The ongoing delight of sharing these collections in my eclectic house is that friends and family have added to my obsessions by bringing their found specimens to add to my trove of treasures. My hope is that you will share the intimacy, through these photographs, of what has been described as a metaphor to the many aspects of my life.” --LB Lucinda Bunnen is a practicing artist in Atlanta. She has traveled worldwide to find subject matter for her work and has had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States and internationally, and this work is from right here in Atlanta!"

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