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[Call for Entries] Sandy Springs Conservancy Photo Contest

November 28th, 2017
”Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to enter the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest. Whether you are a student shutterbug, an adult hobbyist, or a professional photographer, residents in the State of Georgia are eligible to win prizes with their submitted digital photos of Sandy Springs parks, greenspace, and trails. Two adult-level winners will each earn $500 and one ticket to the Conservancy’s prestigious Thought Leaders Dinner in spring 2018. Two student-level winners will each win $100. The contest offers two themes to inspire entrants with their digital photos: nature and family fun.

Since 2000, the nonprofit Sandy Springs Conservancy has developed innovative partnerships to create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. From the Morgan Falls Overlook Park, the Abernathy Playable Art Park, and the Lost Corner Preserve to the upcoming city park at City Springs, the parks, greenspaces, and trails championed by the Sandy Springs Conservancy have enhanced the quality of life for city residents and visitors. The Conservancy also organizes family events, trail clean-ups with volunteers, and forums to engage the public about these amazing sites.

Sandy Springs Conservancy Executive Director Melody Harclerode notes, “Now with the Conservancy’s Digital Photo Contest, Georgia residents can explore the parks, greenspace, and trails in Sandy Springs, and can celebrate the natural beauty and the opportunities for family fun at these places with their captivating images.” The deadline for the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest submissions is December 16th at 11:59 PM."
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APG Portfolio Review w/ Barbara Griffin & Beth Lilly – Nov. 18

November 13th, 2017


"APG is pleased to announce its first Portfolio Review session! Participating artists will receive concise and constructive feedback on their personal portfolios. Each artist will receive a 30 minute review session with one of our two reviewers: APG Executive Director Beth Lilly and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Board President Barbara Griffin. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended."
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Call for Entries: APG’s “Gregory Harris Selects”, due Aug. 6th

July 10th, 2017

"APG is now taking submissions for Gregory Harris Selects, our feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by the High Museum assistant photography curator Gregory Harris, and the show will be featured in the ACP Festival Guide. The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. APG will offer two artists one $500 award each for the purchase of their photograph for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)."
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Call for Entry: Atlanta Photography Group: Airport Show (during ACP!)

May 16th, 2017

ACP's executive director, Amy Miller, will be judging APG's Airport Show this year. Entries due June 18th!

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Call for Entries: SlowExposures 2017

April 18th, 2017

It's time to submit your work for SlowExposures! Sept. 14-17 in Pike County. It's most definitely worth the drive down from Atlanta. Deadline for submissions is June 18th. Jury includes ACP Advisory Council member Arnika Dawkins, and Southern photography expert John Wall.

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Link Round-up & Calls for Entry

February 21st, 2017
Here's a long post that gathers links and notices from our twitter and facebook in recent days. Enjoy!

SCAD graduate, former Atlantan, and current Ph.D candidate at UC San Diego, Tara-Lynne Pixley has a piece for Newsweek's photolab about inequities in photojournalism, and the "corrective collectives" that are inspiring change.

"Lauded photojournalism organization World Press Photo (WPP) released its second “State of News Photography” report in November 2016, a document that addressed many key issues affecting contemporary photojournalists. Most striking was the fact that of the nearly 2,000 news photographers surveyed internationally, a mere 15 percent were female. Also concerning was the revelation that 65 percent were from Western nations, specifically Europe, the United States and Australia. These two statistics reveal that the vast majority of news images are produced by Western-born men. This is the dominant point of view through which the entire world continues to see and understand itself."
Atlanta-based photographer Sarah Hobbs has work currently on view at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and here's a write-up about the exhibition: "Obsession permeates artist Sarah Hobbs' distressing habitats.

Jerry Siegel has work on view at the Mobile Museum of Art in a show curated by 2013 ACP portfolio reviewer Richard McCabe.

Sheila Pree Bright gave a talk last week for ATL Photo Night, a Facebook-led effort from Kevin D. Liles and Raymond McCrea Jones, hosting "free monthly talks by local photographers and artists." Definitely follow them on Facebook for details of their next event on March 23rd.



photo by John E. Ramspott

Atlanta Magazine has a piece about "How to buy and collect photography in Atlanta" that features some great advice from area experts.

Atlanta School of Photography starts classes on March 6th!

There are three days until the deadline for the Hambidge Creative Hive Project.

"For three months this spring, The Hambidge Center will re-imagine Atlanta’s bustling city center into a creative enclave of working studios, installations and experimental projects. With a major renovation planned later in the year, Colony Square has partnered with the Hambidge Center to provide inspired artists and thinkers a unique opportunity to explore and share their work."
Also due on the 23rd is this call for entries for Atlanta Jazz Festival & Chastain Arts Center.


The call for entries for THE FENCE 2017 is currently open, and the first deadline is March 14th.

"The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts was established in 2001 in honor of William H. Johnson, an American artist known primarily for his Scandinavian landscapes and his witty and poignant depictions of African-American daily life.

Recognizing that minority artists often need economic assistance, the foundation seeks to encourage artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 William H. Johnson Prize.

The prize is awarded annually to an early-career African-American artist working in the area of painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation, and/or a new genre. For award purposes, "early career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year the prize is awarded. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible, so long as they have not been working as an artist for more than twelve years.

The 2017 prize recipient will receive $25,000. The winner will be announced in December 2017. RFP is here with a Nov. 16th deadline."
Our friends at Atlanta Photography Group have a call for entries: Where Are We? that's looking at "the constant changes in both the social and physical landscape of today’s world, including environmental and climate change issues, and political and social movements such as gentrification and immigration." Juror for the show is Alan Rothschild of the Do Good Fund.

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[Call for Entries] Juried Photo Exhibition to Benefit Rescue Dogs

November 17th, 2016
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Tenth Anniversary - Puppy Love Juried Exhibition 2017
Puppy Love's good intent is for both dogs and photographers - to help support rescue organizations (CoCo's Cupboard, Inc. & Atlanta Humane Society) who do the heavy lifting with our cold hard cash and publicity, and to provide a great venue for photographers to showcase their work. Join us in helping this happen!

Puppy Love is open to all photographers ages 18 and older, and from anywhere on Planet Earth. There is no restriction as to where the images are made. Digital and film are both fine.

If you are juried into the show you will be expected to deliver your image(s) to Hathaway Contemporary in Atlanta on or before January 15th. You must include return shipping fees when you deliver the image. Sizes and framing options will be given to you when you are notified. All images must be for sale. Photographers will receive 50% of the sale price, with Hathaway Contemporary receiving 50%.

Judging this year is Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography
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Atlanta Photography Group Extended Deadline for Portfolio 2017, Nov. 20th

November 15th, 2016
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"Atlanta Photography Group is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio. Although there is no theme, images submitted should represent a single project, idea, or vision. We will consider still images from all processes, both traditional and digital. As we receive submissions, APG will post some of the images to our Instagram, tumblr and twitter. This year’s juror, Andy Adams, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery this January, 2017.

All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the High Museum permanent collection."

Atlanta Photography Group Extended Deadline for Portfolio 2017, Nov. 20th
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[Call for Entries] APG Portfolio 2017

September 20th, 2016
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"APG Now Taking Entries for Portfolio 2017!
APG is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for Portfolio 2017 – an exhibition that will be both in the fabulous APG gallery and on our website. For each submission, we will select our favorite image and post on APG's social media.

There is no theme but submitted images should represent a single project, idea, story, or vision. This year’s juror, Andy Adams, director of FlakPhoto and independent producer/curator/publisher, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery opening January 13 2017. APG will publish a catalog of the show and each exhibiting artist will receive a copy.

APG/High Museum Purchase Award
All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500. APG will fund the purchase of two works for acquisition into the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art.

Deadline: November 13
Juror: Andy Adams
Requirements: Must be a member of APG to enter

Go To APG Website for info or to enter
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APG Call For Entry: Arnika Dawkins Selects & Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award

July 26th, 2016
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"Atlanta Photography Group will begin taking submissions for Arnika Dawkins Selects July 5 – August 21. The show will be featured in Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s Festival Guide and APG will offer two $500 awards and entry into the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s permanent collection.

Juror Arnika Dawkins is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta in 2011. The gallerist shows work by talented emerging and mid-career artists with a specialization in showing fine art photography by African Americans and images of African Americans. Active in the Atlanta arts community, she is fine art photographer and avid collector. She obtained Master of Arts in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

There is no theme for this exhibition. You can submit anywhere from 2-8 images. You must be a member of APG to enter. Deadline for entries is August 21. Show runs Oct 7 – Nov 1."
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