“Through a Lens Darkly” screens at The Plaza, Friday, April 4th, 9:45pm


Through A Lens Darkly is the first documentary that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. Atlanta-based photographer Sheila Pree Bright will be joined with the producer, Thomas Allen Harris after the screening for Q&A.”

Support ACP in 2014!

Dear Friend of Atlanta Celebrates Photography,

Here at ACP we believe that images have the power to connect us to our world and to each other. Photography, the fastest growing art form, is how we communicate, capture memories and tell stories.

That’s why every October we host the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the country… right here in Atlanta. The Festival is full of exciting community events, workshops, and exhibitions and almost all of our events are free and open to the public. Will you help us keep it that way?

Help us reach our goal of $30,000 during our 2014 Giving Campaign by donating today.

Your donation goes directly to meaningful programs like our Lecture Series, which brings legendary master photographers, intrepid photojournalists and cutting edge fine artists to Atlanta to speak about their ground-breaking work.

Because of your support, we are able to produce our Portfolio Review helping further the careers of over 50 photographers annually, and our My Atlanta Exhibition (our open-to-everyone exhibition in Piedmont Park) featuring over 700 photographs taken by hundreds of high school students and senior citizens, and many more impactful programs.

Give your annual gift today or even set up a recurring monthly donation that will keep your support coming all year long. Together, we can make Atlanta a leading center for arts and culture.


Amy Miller
Executive Director
Atlanta Celebrates Photography

P.S. We have big plans for 2014. We are thinking bigger so that more people can experience the power of photography. Please give generously at

P.S.S. Want to learn more about what we did last year? See our super-cool Annual Report. Learn more about our diverse programs, and how you can be involved at

Pace Academy 23rd Annual Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition

Jerry Siegel is the judge this year for the Pace Academy 23rd Annual Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition. The exhibition opens on Sunday, April 6th, from 5-6:30pm in the Fine Arts Center foyer of Pace Academy.

Congrats to this year’s winners and to all the participants!

Atlanta Debut of “Finding Vivian Maier” next weekend (Fri. April 11th & Sat. April 12th)

After a long wait, it’s great to see that “Finding Vivian Maier” has found its way to Atlanta, and will be screened next weekend at Lefont Sandy Springs Theater on Roswell Road. Lumiere Gallery has all the news and links to tickets. Executive Producer (and comedian) Jeff Garlin will be in town to introduce the April 12th 3:40pm screening, and for a Q&A after the 1:45pm screening. Should be fun!

[Video] Vik Muniz’s latest project isn’t just a castle made of sand

via thecreatorsproject

[Call for Entries] Slow Exposures 2014

Looks like Slow Exposures is now accepting submissions for 2014 on their Call for Entries page! Due date is June 15th.

Great Things Happening in Columbus

John E. Ramspott was in Columbus last week, photographing the opening and panel discussion for “Lilts and Draws”, an exhibition from the Do Good Fund.

Info: Columbus, GA – Lilts and Drawls: A Narrative of the South, 1242 Broadway, up through March 28, 2014 (Gallery hours: M-F 10-6, Sat 11-2) (And while there, check out “Foreign & Domestic” at Columbus State University.)


Lydia Anne McCarthy at Twin Kittens, Opens Friday, March 21st


ON VIEW // MAR. 21 – MAY 21

75 Bennett St. Atlanta, GA 30309 Suite K1
(at the end of Bennett St. in the TULA next to MOCA GA. Space is downstairs.
Ignore Google! They send you to the old space. Apologies.

Chris Reel’s 100 Portraits “Martin Martyrs” Project at GSU

As part of JR’s Inside Out project, local photographer, GSU student (and ACP Volunteer!) Chris Reel has installed a selection of portraits from his “Martin Martyrs” project at GSU, facing Hurt Plaza.

“On February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman on the basis of that state’s stand-your-ground law. The individuals in these portraits allowed me to “shoot” them with my camera, taking their picture to show support for the unnecessary death of Trayvon Martin. The purpose of this project is to view different people who are willing to “stand-their-ground” against various unethical laws in their own communities and come together for a common cause.”




Red Bull Illume in Piedmont Park Opens Tomorrow! #illume


(Ryan Taylor – Red Bull Illume)

Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is coming to Piedmont Park in Atlanta this March 20-30. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted in 2013 by 6,417 photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images, first unveiled in Hong Kong, are touring the world as part of a unique illuminated nighttime exhibition. This is its last US stop before heading to Spain.

Once the sun sets, locals and visitors alike are invited to stroll through Piedmont Park and take in the sights of 25 life-sized, illuminated light boxes. The images, which have been carefully selected and curated, showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet. Throughout the 10-day free exhibition, attendees also will have opportunities to attend lectures from the award-winning photographers, meet Red Bull athletes and more. The exhibition is free to attend and is open to the public. Guests 21 and up can also enjoy libations while strolling through the exhibition.

On Thursday, March 20th there will be a monumental unveiling of the exhibition at dusk (7:30-45 p.m.) that includes world class athletes doing tricks and demos, photographers doing meet and greets, the Red Bull Air Force skydiving into the park and much more.”

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