Lalla Essaydi & Sally Gall Exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art, Fri. Feb 3rd

February's a great month for photography in Atlanta - and Jackson Fine Art is having an opening reception on Friday for Lalla Essaydi (who was a featured speaker for the ACP Lecture Series last year. There will also be artist's talks (highly recommended) for both artists on Saturday at 11am.


Atlanta School of Photography

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.

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Atlanta Photography Group (APG) 30th Annual Push-Pin Show, Thurs., Feb 23rd

Thursday, February 23, 2017 / 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Atlanta Photography Group
Tula Art Center
75 Bennett Street, NW
Gallery B-1
Atlanta, GA 30309

"Join APG members for our 30th Annual Push Pin Party & Membership Drive. Photographers are invited to showcase their work at one of our biggest events of the year. No need to mat, mount, or frame; Prints will be attached to gallery walls with push pins."

Puppy Love opens on Saturday, Feb. 4th at HATHAWAY

"Two Opening Receptions:
The Family Reception
Bring the kids for a hot dog, to see the show, pet the dogs up for adoption, talk with the veterans and their therapy dogs .. and maybe take a dog home?

The Grown-Up Reception
have a glass of wine, see the show, maybe take a photo home - or at least a dog :)

Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318

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

"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."

Showcase Camera story on WABE + Teri Darnell Exhibition

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.


Marilyn Minter, at Zuckerman Museum of Art

As we begin the annual run-up to October's #acpfest, we thought it would be fun to gradually share info about a couple of artists whose work you might see this fall.

NYC-based artist Marilyn Minter currently has work on view at Kennesaw State University at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, in their "Gut Feelings" exhibition, open through May 7th.

"This exhibition brings together a group of contemporary artists in whose work food, feeding, and cooking are symbolic representations of exchanged emotion. Organized around main themes of abjection and desire; nourishment as power or control; and food as material of the body, Gut Feelings looks to food as a vessel for a wide range of relationships."
Ms. Minter also has an exhibition up at the Brooklyn Museum: Pretty/Dirty and has been in the news recently for being on the frontlines as an activist, organizing artists in response to our new political reality.

(Photo credits: top, "Orange Crush" 2009 © Marilyn Minter / Mike Jensen for the Zuckerman / Marilyn Minter and Marina Adams by Mark Sagliocco-Getty Images)


Shealah Craighead, back in the White House

If you've had your eye on the Oval Office over the last few days, you may have noticed Shealah Craighead making photographs. There's been speculation about who the replacement for Pete Souza might be, and Craighead is apparently "trying out" for the position.


I first noticed Craighead on Sunday, photographing this reception for law enforcement.
She's a White House veteran, having served as photographer for George W. Bush, and having worked as Sarah Palin's photographer.

There's also a question about who this photographer was, shooting DSLR video during the inauguration. He wore a scarf!


Mickalene Thomas Exhibition & Lecture at Spelman with Art Papers Live

We're super excited to be collaborating with our friends at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art & ART PAPERS LIVE for this Mickalene Thomas event. Be sure to reserve your seat (via Eventbrite) for ART PAPERS LIVE: Mickalene Thomas and Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Ph.D. in Conversation at 6:30pm

Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities
Feb. 9 - May 20, 2017
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

"The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is proud to present, Mickalene Thomas: Mentors, Muses, and Celebrities, an exhibition featuring new work by acclaimed painter, photographer, and filmmaker Mickalene Thomas, as part of its 20th anniversary celebration. This solo exhibition, which is organized by the Aspen Art Museum, features photography, mirrored silkscreen portraits, film, video, and furniture."

Greg Harris Photobook Talk at Fall Line Press, Thursday

"Greg Harris - Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art - will be joining us at our new space for a conversation about his involvement with photobook publishing in recent years. Greg has published books with his own independent press, Skylark Editions, as well as with museums and artists who are self-publishing. Greg will talk about his experiences in each of these scenarios how they present distinct opportunities and challenges for reaching an audience.

Please come with your favorite recent (or not so recent) photobook to discuss and share. Fall Line Press seeks to be a resource for photographers, book makers, and collectors to come together and discuss ideas. We'll have our reading room back up and running; and new additions to our bookshop from other presses we admire.

Fall Line Press
675 Drewry Street, Suite 6
Atlanta, GA 30306"

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