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Call for Entries: APG’s Annual Airport Show!

May 16th, 2016
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"The Atlanta Photography Group will begin taking submissions for their 6th annual “Airport” exhibition May 16. Juror Amy Miller, the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, will select two photographs each from 15 photographers to exhibit in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The ATL has an average of 260,000 visitors a day making this an opportunity to have your photographs seen by, literally, millions of travelers from all over the world!

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Amy Miller holds a BFA from University of Georgia and an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. Amy worked at the Alan Klotz Gallery in New York and was the Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery in Atlanta. Amy became Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007. Ms. Miller has been a reviewer for many national portfolio review events, served as juror for numerous art and photography competitions, and curated numerous exhibitions, including an exhibition for a photography festival in China.

TIMETABLE
Deadline for entries: July 4. Entries will be accepted up to 12 midnight
Notification of Acceptance: July 28
Delivery Deadline for Accepted Artwork: August 20
Exhibition Dates: September 30 – November 30 2016"
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Introducing #PhotosWeLove

May 9th, 2016
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Have you fallen in love with a photograph? We've launched a new initiative on Medium to explore how, why, and what we love about photographs (one picture at a time) and we want to hear your story.

While photography's more popular than ever, we're interested in closing the gap left by the ease of clicking "like", "fave", or a bunch of emoji hearts.

For starters, here's an introduction and how-to participate.

Jason Francisco describes the paradox of photographic observation in this self-portrait from Esther Bubley:



Michael David Murphy looks at the how an Internet meme is a gift that keeps giving (like a sewing machine!)



You could be a photographer, curator, collector, scholar, or a fan of your friend's blazing Instagram feed. We want to include stories, articles, remembrances, and hot takes about photographs you love.

Because then, they'll become #PhotosWeLove.

Feel free to let us know if you have any questions, and please share widely!

- ACP

(Photo credit: © Esther Bubley; meme photo, unknown)
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Submit Your Photos for Virginia-Highland Outdoor Exhibition

April 13th, 2016
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What is this? Submit up to five of your best photos depicting life in the Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Winning images will be presented at an outdoor photography exhibition in North Highland Park this summer (on view during VaHi Summerfest)!!!

Who can enter? Anyone that lives, works, plays or goes to school in VaHi. We want to see what makes this unique and beautiful neighborhood so special to you! Rough boundaries of the neighborhood; Ponce de Leon, Briarcliff Road, Amsterdam Ave & The Beltline.

Deadline: Midnight, May 8th

Submit your best VaHi photos today!

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Call for Entries: Slow Exposures

March 7th, 2016
Call for Entries: Slow Exposures
© Joe Hoyle - People's Choice Award, SlowExposures 2015

"Slow Exposures: 14th Annual Show Celebrating the Rural South
Jurors: David Carol and Eliot Dudik
Deadline for Submission: Midnight, Sunday, June 19, 2016
Show Dates: September 15 - 18, 2016

First Place (Paul Conlan Award): $500 and a solo show during SlowExposures 2017
Second Place: $300
Third Place: $200"
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$10K Crusade Engagement Grant – Due April 19th

March 1st, 2016
$10K Crusade Engagement Grant - Due April 19th
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Open Job: Mailchimp “Brand Studio Photographer”

February 4th, 2016
Here's a unique opportunity with our friends at Mailchimp. They're hiring a "Brand Studio Photographer", which looks like a lot of fun if you've been a pro for 4+ years. They're also hiring a Brand Studio Videographer.

Either way, those are some big Jtrav shoes to fill!

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© Jason Travis
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SCAD Open Call for Georgia Art at New Stadium

February 3rd, 2016
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Submit for the FENCE 2016 – Exhibiting in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston and Santa Fe

January 28th, 2016
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Imagine your photos, on THE FENCE being enjoyed by millions of people in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Boston, Houston and Santa Fe!

What is THE FENCE?

THE FENCE is a large-scale outdoor photographic exhibition series, inaugurated in 2012 as a sister initiative to Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Each year, a distinguished jury is called upon to review the work submitted through an international open call for entries. 40 photographers are selected whose projects are then presented in a large-scale, outdoor exhibitions in multiple cities across the United States. In 2016, THE FENCE will be presented in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston & Santa Fe.

We strongly urge you to submit your work. Here's THREE reasons why:

#1: THE FENCE has consistently attracted exceptional work by talented photographers from around the world, giving us an opportunity to share these powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of millions of visitors annually, while providing photographers with a truly public platform.

#2: This year, for the first time, there will also be a "Georgia-based photographers" FENCE that will be exhibited in October in Atlanta (other locations around GA to be announced). If selected for the Georgia-based FENCE, participating artists will receive a $100 honorarium from ACP.

#3: Enter once and be eligible for everything. This is a chance to get your work seen by millions on the nationally exhibited FENCE or many thousands (plus honorarium) on the Georgia FENCE. Not to mention being seen by the distinguished panel of jurors. PLUS, there's a $5,000 cash award for the winner of the Jury's Choice Grand Prize, including a solo exhibition at Photoville in Brooklyn in 2016 and LOTS of other awards!

Submission deadline has been extended to Monday, March 14th.

Our advice: Take a look at the categories and past winners to grasp the concept and submit only your strongest work. If you were one of the hundreds of thousands who saw THE FENCE in 2015, you'll know why you need to submit your photos today!

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APG Festivities & Call for Entries

December 8th, 2015
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© Kristi Ford

"This December, the APG Gallery is filled with exquisite, small framed prints – perfect for holiday gifts! Priced to fit anyone’s budget, these photographs range from the whimsical to the beautiful and will thrill any art lover on your list. Join us for a festive opening Friday December 11 starting at 6:30pm. Don’t wait to visit – buyers will take their pieces when purchased. We’re hoping for bare walls at shows end December 30."

"Photography has an immediacy that can reveal emotional, philosophical, and cultural truths. It can be factual or subjective, and, like other art forms, photography has the ability to reveal different realities. APG is looking for imagery that uses the revelatory powers of photography to manifest the beauty, the pain, and the mystery of different realities, as well as work that explores the concept of reality. We will consider both still and moving images from all processes, both traditional and digital. APG is open to a broad range of work that incorporates the lens or photographic process in a significant way, including manipulated and mixed processes. This exhibition will be juried by Anna Walker Skillman, owner and director of Jackson Fine Art. - Deadline: Jan 17 2016 - More Info."
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ASMP-Atlanta’s “The Business of Photography Workshop”

August 26th, 2015
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Todd Bigelow is teaching a "Business of Photography" workshop for ASMP-Atlanta on Sept. 19th.

"The Business of Photography Workshop is designed for those interested in pursuing freelance photography careers, working primarily with editorial publications (newspapers, magazines, wire services), non-profits, foundations and corporations. This two-day course is packed with practical advice and information on the business of photography, derived from Todd Bigelow's over two and a half decades of freelance experience.

Todd presents real experiences and scenarios as the basis for discussions regarding the importance of valuing your work, client development, portfolio considerations and presentations, copyright basics, licensing photos for revenue, dealing with contracts, rate and term standards, social media integration, legal and tax issues, agency representation, image workflow and more.

Participants will leave the workshop with a sound understanding on how to successfully handle business issues related to the freelance market, and the knowledge to manage their career."
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