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Nexus Press – Fall Line Talks, Thurs., Feb. 23rd

February 16th, 2017
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Atlanta School of Photography – Classes Open March 6th!

February 16th, 2017
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Ruth Dusseault’s “Play War: RESPAWN” screens Friday, Feb 10th

February 9th, 2017
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Dr. Doris Derby’s Dashboard Exhibition at Hartsfield Jackson

February 7th, 2017
Check out Dashboard's site for all the info about the latest exhibition from Dr. Doris Derby.
WOMEN CHANGE AGENTS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF DR. DORIS DERBY, 1963-1972

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Atlanta, GA, February 3 to April 5, 2017

Women Change Agents is a timely exhibition inspired by the ability of women, particularly women of color, to inspire positive social change.

Dr. Dorbis Derby’s photographs depict the roles of female Civil Rights leaders, 1963 – 1972. Despite the odds, personal sacrifices, and potential danger for many African Americans, outstanding accomplishments were achieved by these women in the areas of the arts, education, media, health, self-help economics, politics, law, community organization, and student activism.

Dr. Derby is an artist, activist and educator who worked in the Civil Rights Movement in Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama alongside of Fannie Lou Hamer, Dr. Dorothy Height, Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Dr. Septima Clark, Senator Julian Bond, Congressman John Lewis, Mayor Andrew Young, Reverend Hosea Williams, Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and many others."
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[VIDEO] Cam Kirk, on Vice’s Noisey

February 7th, 2017
Great to see Cam Kirk interviewed by Vice's Noisey about his billboard exhibition and his work photographing hip-hop culture (and more) here in Atlanta.

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Atlanta School of Photography

February 2nd, 2017
Glad to see that Sara Keith is taking the reins of the Showcase School of Photography space on Sheridan Rd., and will be launching the Atlanta School of Photography.

If you're looking to learn more and improve your work, be sure to sign-up for their mailing list!

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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Dedicates “Journey to Freedom” – Sat. Feb 25th

February 1st, 2017

"The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) Public Art Services celebrates the completion of the Freedom Park Pathway Public Art Project – Journey to Freedom: Women of the Civil Rights Movement by Lynn Marshall Linnemeier with photographs by Dr. Doris A. Derby, Shelia Turner and Susan Ross. The piece commemorates the contribution of women to the Civil Rights Movement past and present. The project honors the mothers, sisters and daughters of the movement by visually bridging the gap between generations and focusing on the continued commitment to social justice. The piece uses wall murals and figurative silhouettes to honor both women in Atlanta, Georgia and the greater region of the south through a variety of photographs and symbolic motifs, including quilt styled designs."
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Showcase Camera story on WABE + Teri Darnell Exhibition

February 1st, 2017
The Atlanta photography community is losing Showcase Camera at the end of the month, as the store closes its retail operation and school. (Though a new photography school will live-on at the Sheridan Rd. location.) Jan Fields and Bob Khoury spoke with Louis Reitzes yesterday about the end of an era.

As an organization, we'll deeply miss Showcase, and their dedicated support not just of ACP, but of the greater Atlanta photo community. (ACP had an office in the former darkroom of the Showcase School for more than 8 years.)

We'll miss you, Showcase!

In a fitting close, Teri Darnell will be having a reception for her Cheshire Bridge project (which is currently on view) this Friday, February 3rd.

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Thank You, Fulton County Arts & Culture!

January 25th, 2017
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Thank you to Fulton County Arts & Culture for their continued support of our festival. Fulton County's investment in ACP means we can deliver high quality events, exhibits and public art year after year.

Thank You, Fulton County Arts & Culture!

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Mickalene Thomas exhibition opens at Spelman Museum, Feb. 9th

December 20th, 2016
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Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
February 9 – May 20, 2017

"The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities. Mickalene Thomas (b. 1971) is perhaps best known for her large-scale elaborate paintings that are adorned with rhinestones, enamel, and colorful acrylics. Combining art historical, political, and pop cultural references she introduces a complex vision of what it means to be a woman and expands common definitions of beauty. Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, an exhibition featuring photographs, film, and video, is a richly textured, and moving portrait of the multiplicities of womanhood that builds upon the artist’s ongoing reconsideration of black female identity. Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities is organized by the Aspen Art Museum."
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