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The Georgia FENCE debuts in Savannah!

Big thanks to our FENCE partners in Savannah, Art Rise, who installed the Georgia FENCE last week! A quick gif and a few pics from Art Rise of the installation, below.

The Georgia FENCE includes work from the following photographers - be sure to click their links and follow along!

Casey Lance Brown Instagram: @clb_us
Blake Burton Instagram: @blakeburton
Fernando Decillis Instagram: @fernando_decillis
Andrew Feiler Instagram: @andrew.feiler
Nick Gruenberg
Patrick Heagney Instagram: @patrickheagney
Kelly Kline Instagram: @KellyKlinePhoto
Paige McFall Instagram: @paigemcfall
Dorothy O'Connor Instagram: @dorothy.oconnor.9
Michael Reese Instagram: @michaelreesestudios

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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Mia Dalglish

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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Mia Dalglish (and Lisa Woodward), co-curators of Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN

Register for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review today!

Lisa Woodward and Mia Dalglish are Co-Curators at Pictura Gallery. They currently serve as portfolio reviewers for national photography conferences festivals, such as Fotofest, Photolucida, and Filter. They also serve as guest critics for university classrooms and conduct studio visits at various MFA programs. Mia is an alumnus of the Indiana University Photography Program. Upon graduation she worked at the International Center for Photography in the Digital Media Department. Lisa is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design's photography program.

Lisa and Mia are interested to see fresh portfolios that demonstrate a cohesive and carefully edited body of work. However, photographers are also encouraged to bring additional prints from their series (perhaps some excluded from the edit) to potentially further the conversation. What they would like to see: excellent craft, a balance of aesthetic and conceptual concerns, emotionally moving work with well-considered ideas. They do not want to see: strictly commercial photography, purely conceptual work with no visual or emotional impact, or vice versa.

Lisa and Mia can offer critique and feedback about your work and help push you towards making it gallery ready. If the work is a good fit for the gallery and its programming, exhibition opportunities may be offered at a later date. Pictura intentionally represents a small number of carefully chosen photographers but is open to considering new artist representation. In order to be considered for exhibition, projects do not need to be completed but must show a high degree of thought, cohesion, and resolution. Lisa and Mia prefer to see actual prints that exemplify your best abilities as a craftsman, even if they are not at actual exhibition size.
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Portfolio Review Registration Deadline Extended until Sept. 16th

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It's a busy time of year, so we thought we'd extend the ACP Portfolio Review deadline one week, until Friday, Sept. 16th (at 11:59PM EST) to give you a clear shot at joining us October 8th and 9th.

We have a stellar crew of esteemed reviewers lined-up, and don't want you to miss out! With the addition of roving reviewers, your work could be reviewed by as many as 15 potential game-changing VIP's, something you will not find anywhere else in a single weekend.

Register for the ACP Portfolio Review today.

If you're planning to fly into ATL for the weekend, you might want to consider an extra day or two in town. Master photographer Duane Michals will be giving a lecture as part of #acpfest on Thursday, Oct. 6, and there’ll be a reception for Portfolio Review attendees on Friday, Oct. 7th.

If you have questions about Portfolio Reviews, and were wondering how we create the best possible situation for you to present your work, you might appreciate "On Portfolio Reviews" which is a transparent look behind-the-scenes, from our perspective.

Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest in the ACP Portfolio Review!
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Contributing Photographers to “Inspired Georgia”

Now that "Inspired Georgia" is making its way into the world, we wanted to put together a clickable list of the participating photographers, with links to their work, and/or Instagram accounts.

Here's how the presentation looked at Decatur Book Festival this past weekend - thanks to all of you who came out to hear Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitchum read from the project. Photo from John E. Ramspott.

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Here's the list below, and we hope you'll join us (with many of the photographers below) for the ACP Spotlight Series - Inspired Georgia poetry reading, book signing, reception & exhibition at West Side Cultural Arts Center on October 26th!

And if you haven't already seen it, here's a preview of the book from Laura Relyea, of ARTSATL: "Preview: "Inspired Georgia" pays a distinct homage to our state"

Taylor Bareford Instagram: taylorbareford
Bill Boling Instagram: wboling
Joeff Davis Instagram: JoeffDavis
Adam Forrester Instagram: ar_forrester
Maury Gortemiller Instagram: elmaurygee
Amanda Greene Instagram: mandykatg
Christina Hadley Instagram: Alwaysavionne
Shoccara Marcus Instagram:
Erin Mazzei Instagram: erinmazzei
Forest McMullin Instagram: forestmcm
Mary Anne Mitchell Instagram: maryannephoto_atl
Laura Noel Instagram: lauraanoel
Michael Reese Instagram: michaelreesestudios
Rylan Steele Instagram: rylansteele
Doug Stratton Instagram: douglasstrattonphotography
Meryl Truett Instagram: trumeryl
H. Gay Allen
Lucinda Bunnen
Chet Burgess
Mark Caceres
David Ferguson
David Foster
Jessica Hines
Perry Julien
Diane Kirkland
Judy Lampert
Jamie Maciuszek
Carl Martin
Georgia Rhodes
Jerry Siegel
Ken Callaway
Linda Coatsworth
Harriet Dye
Jennifer Giliberto
Ben Lee
Tom Meiss
Caitlin Peterson
John Sumner
Karey Walter
Samantha Yancey

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Volunteer for #acpfest this fall!

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We're using SignUp.com this year to organize our ACP 2016 volunteer opportunities, and spots are filling-up!
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Anderson Scott in Fall 2016 issue of Oxford American

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Anderson Scott's Nuwaubia project is in the latest issue of Oxford American. And the issue includes Inspired Georgia photographer Maury Gortemiller, too!

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Spotlight on Design with Switch Modern, Sept 28th

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SPS Opens at Callanwolde, Thursday, Sept. 8th

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Opening Reception:
Sept. 8th, 7-9PM
"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."
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2016 ACP Festival Guide PDF

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While we prepare to launch the online ACP Festival Guide, we wanted you to have the ACP 2016 Festival Guide as a PDF. Keep in mind, this version is exactly as printed - and because our print deadlines are early in the summer, a few dates and times have shifted around since then.

As you plan on attending events, it's always best to call ahead, or even better, visit the ACP 2016 Festival Guide online for all the latest info. (It's not launched yet, but will soon, we promise!) And did we mention the iPhone app? It's on its way, too!

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“Edge to Edge” Opens at MOCAGA, Friday, 6:30pm

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Edge to Edge
Sep 3, 2016 - Dec 3, 2016 : 11am - 5pm
Artists represented in image: Jack Leigh, Constance Thalken, Paul Kwilecki, Ben Helton
Education / Research Center
Curated by Chip Simone
Exhibition supported by Massey Charitable Trust

"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."
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