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Student-Led Petition to Reverse Decision to End Gwinnet Tech Photography Program

May 18th, 2018
Gwinnett Tech students have created a petition in support of the photography program at their school, which has been terminated. We urge you to take a look at the comments of students (and former graduates) on the page, and do whatever you can to support Gwinnett Tech photography students and faculty.

ACP has both roots and current ties to students and teachers at Gwinnett Tech, and values the quality & specificity of what the program offers. Oversight of Gwinnett Tech is through the Technical College System of Georgia.

"Recently the President of Gwinnett Technical College, Dr. Glen Cannon, announced the termination of the Photography program. There was no indication it was coming, nor why it happened. It is our hope that with enough signatures the school board will reconsider the decision. This program is a wonderful program that has produced 100's of talented artist, many of whom are well known in the their field. Please sign this petition to stand with us and save not only the Photography Program at Gwinnett Tech, but to help remind people how important the arts and creativity are to the world."
"Photography has never been more accessible than it is now given the proliferation of cell phones. But camera in hand does not a skilled photographer make. The technical skill and knowledge required to master photography make a program like this critical. Please, GTC, reconsider this devastating and shameful decision. - Debbie S."
"This is a solid program with a great track record and legacy. Supporting the arts takes courage in today's academic and budgetary environment. Stay strong, GTC! - Bill M."

Blake Burton’s New Book on Ponce City Market – Artist’s Talk, May 30

May 10th, 2018

Recycle Your Camea Gear for Earth Day!

April 19th, 2018

Recycle Your Camera Gear for Earth Day!

Bodies! Lenses! Bags! Tripods! It's a great time to refresh and clean your closets of cameras and equipment, plus, your gear can help support ACP.

Drop-off your gear at Brickworks Gallery, Abernathy Arts Center or Southwest Arts Center.  Please see hours and availability below.

Brickworks Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
912-596-3147
Contact: Laura Adams
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 22nd, 12-6pm

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road SW
Atlanta GA 30331
404-613-3220
Contact: Cheryl Odeleye
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 8:30am – 5pm
 
Abernathy Art Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-613-6173
Contact: Laura Marie Martin
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 9am – 5pm
 
A very special thank you to Brickworks Gallery, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and KEH for making this happen!

- ACP

“Mermaids Are Real” – An Underwater Photography Experience w/ Perry Julien

April 11th, 2018

27th Annual Georgia Photography Awards & Exhibition at Pace Academy

April 9th, 2018




Great to see the turnout at Pace Academy on Sunday for the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition, now in it's 27th year. (!)

ACP Board President Barbara Griffin was the juror this year, and big thanks to France Dorman for pulling together the show. Fantastic!

Myra Greene, at Spelman & exhibition in London

April 2nd, 2018

Myra Greene, who is the new Director of the Photography Program in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College, has an exhibition of her ambrotypes in London at Corvi Mora.

"This first solo exhibition of the American artist outside the United States features works from 2002 to the present day, offering an overview of the artist’s output to date. Most of these works are either autobiographical or based on self-portraiture. The works from the earliest series in the exhibition, produced between 2002 and 2004, take the form of inkjet prints on watercolour paper. The prints are made from scans of Polaroid photographs of details of the artist’s body, altered with the use of household chemicals. Due to the unstable nature of the finished Polaroid, the inkjet prints capture a moment in the short life of the photograph, itself a frozen instant. The transient and fragile quality of the support resonates with the subject matter of the image: the artist framing her own body. "

Allison Jarek’s “Workshop: Presentation Techniques” at APG, April 22nd

April 2nd, 2018
"This workshop will help to explain and clarify various archival presentation techniques, including matting, mounting, floating, and framing. Instructor and Atlanta-based photographer Allison Jarek will also give in-depth demonstrations on how to cut your own mattes and mount your prints using an archival positionable mounting adhesive."

Women in Photography on Instagram

March 19th, 2018
Gittel Price, from Women in Focus, has a new Instagram-based initiative for women photographers. Follow along or get in touch with Gittel @womeninphotography or at gittelprice@womeninfocusinternational.com

Two Peter Bahouth Exhibitions

March 19th, 2018


Mark Steinmetz: Photo Class & Public Lecture

February 22nd, 2018

There are two upcoming events with Mark Steinmetz at the High Museum of Art; a public lecture on March 18, and a photoclass (for adults) on March 24-25: "Deepening Your Practice: Adult Photography Class with Mark Steinmetz."

"Join Mark Steinmetz, a leading Southern artist whose photographs capture the distinctive character of the region, as he shares insights on the exhibition Mark Steinmetz: Terminus, at the High (March 3–June 3) photographs in, around, and above Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. His black-and-white photographs lend a poignant perspective on how this gateway to the wider world is a place of delightful paradoxes. Mark Steinmetz: Terminus is the latest chapter in the ongoing Picturing the South project, for which the High Museum commissions artists to create original bodies of work that offer new perspectives on the South’s social and geographical landscapes."
(photo credit: © Mark Steinmetz)

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