"Please join us and High Museum of Art Assistant Curator of Photography Gregory Harris on Thursday evening, November 10 from 6-8pm for a special reception as we present this year's APG/High Museum Purchase Award winner, Nancy Floyd.
Three pieces from Atlanta-based artist Nancy Floyd’s series “Weathering Time” were selected by Brett Abbot, Curator of Photography and Head of Collections at the High Museum of Art for their permanent collection. Significant as a documentary, visual archive, and personal journal, Floyd’s series was also recently awarded the important John Gutman Award.
Each year, in conjunction with its Portfolio Exhibition, APG funds the purchase of works for acquisition into the permanent collection of the High Museum. This year's award crowd-funded in 2015 (yay! thank you!), and going forward, the 2017-18, the award will be jointly funded by the truly generous Ted & Gloria Maloof and Edwin Robinson, who began the program in 2013.
This reception is free and open to the public so let's all come together to support Nancy Floyd's wonderful talent and dedication!" - Facebook Event Page
"Flux Projects will host a lecture by Hank Willis Thomas, conceptual artist and co-founder of For Freedoms, the first artist run super PAC. Thomas will speak about the creation of and inspiration behind For Freedoms as a collaborative and civically-minded artistic project, which involves over 50 artists, and the many activation it is has executed across the country to encourage discourse surrounding the upcoming 2016 presidential election.
The lecture is held in conjunction with For Freedoms' current collaboration with Flux Projects called Yard Sign Activation. The project will be installed in Freedom Park at the corner of Freedom Parkway and North Highland Avenue from October 16 – November 11. More on the project here."
"Since moving to Atlanta from Prince George's County, Maryland nearly a decade ago, photographer/videographer Cameron "Cam Kirk" Kirkland has become an important name in hip-hop by building an impressive portfolio featuring some of the hottest artist in the game. The DMV transplant has worked with all of Atlanta’s popular emcees including Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Migos, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, T.I. and more. Cam Kirk has also had the opportunity to work with other big names in hip hop such as Jay Z, Drake, Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar.
Cam Kirk got into photography at an early age, helping his father with some projects. A busy college schedule was not enough to stop him from moving towards his passion. Cam Kirk continued to hone his talents and get new jobs while enrolled at Morehouse College as a business marketing major."
"The Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) was founded in 1976 by photography students at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center. In celebration of its 40th anniversary, SPS is pleased to return to Callanwolde Fine Arts Center for Visions, a juried exhibition featuring photographs by SPS members. Visions was juried by Callanwolde Art Gallery Director, Christina Bray, and Atlanta fine art photographer, Robin Davis. SPS promotes the development of photographic skills and artistic expression among members through activities such as lectures, image critiques, demonstrations, and field work. Members range from beginning photographers to professionals. Each sees the world through a unique perspective and seeks to share that vision through the medium of photography. For additional information about SPS, visit http://www.meetup.com/SPS-Meetup/. All are welcome! Please join us for the Opening Reception. Admission is free."
"This fall The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia will exhibit “Edge to Edge”, the first ever state-wide survey of contemporary Georgia photography. The work that has been selected for “Edge to Edge” was chosen for its visual strength, expressive sophistication, and technical artistry. As such the exhibition will serve as a testament to the power of photography itself.
Photography has taken a prominent place in the artistic culture of the contemporary South. Once limited to the traditional themes of the rural and historic south; of rustic barns and rusted trucks; of simple living and country ways, the photographs in this exhibition are modern and reflect a more diverse and complicated world. The pictures were made between the final days of the 20th century and the birth of the 21st. They mirror modern concerns and coincide with the transition from traditional wet process photography to the technical wonders of the digital age. The photographs reveal a more diverse, vibrant and unsettled south which is part of a new demographic that finds most southerners living in urban and suburban centers. The work in this exhibit will reflect many of the changes that are redefining the modern south.
The works by Georgia’s photographers span an eccentric range from familiar and comfortable themes to poetic and provocative evocations, to images that are disquieting and disturbing. These pictures will challenge the viewer who is expecting southern stereotypes with mysterious narratives, poetic revelations, and complex abstractions. The exhibition will present a richly diverse array of the many varied ways contemporary photography is being used artistically and expressively by photographers from across our state, corner to corner and edge to edge.
Edge to Edge is being dedicated to Georgia born photographer Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009), who has been described as “the greatest documentary photographer you’ve never heard of”. Kwilecki was born in the small southwestern town of Bainbridge, Georgia and ran his family’s hardware store for decades. A self-taught photographer, Kwilecki passionately documented life in Decatur County Georgia for more than 40 years. Over time he became a masterful printmaker with an elegant eye. He never photographed elsewhere. Kwilecki eventually received a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship for his work. His photographs are archived at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. We honor Paul for his dedication and commitment to photography. And we honor him because he is one of our own."