New Trailer for ACP 2014 – Submit Your Festival Guide Listing Today!

Just a few days left to submit your photography event or exhibition for the ACP 2014 Festival Guide. Check out the quick trailer below to get inspired!

Two Open Calls from Atlanta Photography Group Gallery

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery has two open calls for entry, and both take place during the Festival!

“APG@ATL” will select 15 artists, who will show two photographs each in the annual show in the atrium at Hartsfield-Jackson. Entry deadline is August 2nd, and the show will be 9/12-11/12.

“Lucinda Bunnen SELECTS” will be a group show at APG Gallery that will run 9/26-11/01. Entry deadline for the show is September 13th.

Check out for more information!

Three Great Google Hangouts with Recent ACP Lecturers

Aaron Schuman has been running google hangouts with well-known photographers over on the satchigallofficial channel on YouTube. We’ve embedded three below, all recent(ish!) visitors and lecturers in Atlanta: Alec Soth, Martin Schoeller, and “the other Martin”, Mr. Parr.

Martin Parr’s opening is memorable and relevant, even if it’s a couple of years old!

“Everyone is a photographer today, so what you have to remember is you gotta try to make your photography more interesting than other people’s, because out there, there are millions of photographers. The secret of this really is to think of the subject matter, which is you, and you have to connect with that subject matter, and it’s the quality of that connection that usually determines how good our photographs are.”

ACP Festival Guide Deadline Approaching!

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Big Print show at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery

You take great photos, but who’s looking at your pictures, exactly? Are you sharing your unique creative spirit with your community, your family, friends and neighbors?

Each year, ACP aggregates grass-roots photo exhibitions into the country’s largest annual, community-based photography festival. And the best part, anyone can propose an exhibition, find a venue, and become part of ACP’s coordinated cultural experience.

New Deadline: Sunday, July 6th, 11:59pm
Cost: 150$ for a standard listing

We think of photography as the world’s fastest-growing art form, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to share your photographs in the real world. Last year, local photographers showed pictures of Atlanta Roller Girls at their local sandwich shop. An artist installed her work at a salon. From the galleries of The High Museum of Art to your neighborhood donut shop, photographers are making prints, hanging their work, and participating in turning Atlanta into an international center for photography.

By listing your event, exhibition, book-signing, or open studio in the ACP Festival Guide, we’ll make sure that everyone who cares about photography (and a few who don’t!) will know about your work. From our dedicated online Festival Guide, to our iPhone app, our old-school PDF and beautifully printed Festival Guide (12,000 copies distributed everywhere), we’ll turn October into a photo-centric fever dream!

We can’t wait to see what you’ve planned, and we can’t wait to bring you ACP’s acclaimed Lecture Series, Public Art, Film Series, My Atlanta, Portfolio Review weekend, our Photobook Fair and more!

As always, you can find the latest on ACP Now!, follow our tweets on twitter, and check us out on Facebook.


(Photo: Big Print Show at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery)

Michael Reese installation at Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center, Thurs. June 19th

Atlanta-based photographer Michael Reese has an installation at the new Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center, details below!

Fulton County Aviation Center Invite

Lecture about Wynn Bullock, Thurs., June 19th at High Museum of Art

Lecture about Wynn Bullock, Thurs., June 19th at High Museum of Art

Audio: “Building Regionalism Through… Photography?” – Interview w/ Amy Miller on WABE

If you haven’t seen it already, Amy Miller sat down with John Lemley last week to talk about ACP, and specifically, My Atlanta.

“For eleven years, the nonprofit group Atlanta Celebrates Photography has put on a festival that’s grown to be one of the largest in the United States.

For one exhibit, the group annually puts out the call both to amateurs and professionals to submit photographs representing their impressions of life in Atlanta. The “My Atlanta” exhibit has rarely been themed—but this year, they’re doing something different.

The new idea is to promote a theme of unity across the greater region. While Instagram’s having a moment with the #weloveatl hashtag, we wondered: What role can a photo exhibit play in promoting true regionalism?

WABE’s John Lemley sat down to discuss these questions with Amy Miller of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Tene Traylor, of the Community Foundation’s “One Region” project, which is the exhibit’s principle sponsor. Miller began by talking a little about the theme.”

Peter Essick on WABE

Atlanta-based photographer Peter Essick had an interview on WABE this morning with Steve Goss about his latest book “The Ansel Adams Wilderness“.

Jennifer Schwartz at APG’s “Speaking of Photography”, Wed. night

Speaking of Photography with Jennifer Schwartz
“Create Demand for Your Art”
APG Gallery | Wednesday June 18 | 7:30pm
Tula Art Center · 75 Bennett Street Space B-1· Atlanta, GA 30309

Speaker Jennifer Schwartz will discuss how to launch a body of work through both traditional and non-traditional avenues. She discusses how to create innovative programs that engage people with their images in meaningful and memorable ways. Her lecture “Create Demand for Your Art” empowers photographers to strategically and effectively cultivate audiences for their work. This talk compliments the book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers, and is geared toward photographers of all levels who want to explore creative ways to get exposure and build collectors.

She is the creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit organization focused on cultivating demand for art, specifically fine art photography. Jennifer owned a fine art photography gallery in Atlanta (Jennifer Schwartz Gallery) for five years, showcasing the work of emerging photographers. She also created the online project, The Ten, and is the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects.

Jennifer regularly participates in portfolio reviews such as PhotoNOLA, PhotoLucida, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, FotoFest, Medium, Filter and others. She was invited as a curator to the Lishui Photo Festival in Lishui, China in 2011 and travels around the country giving talks, guest-lecturing at universities, leading workshops and hosting photographic retreats with Flash Powder Projects. In the spring of 2013, she traveled around the country in a 1977 VW bus, engaging audiences with photography. Her book, Crusade For Your Art: Best Practices for Fine Art Photographers was published in March 2014.

Rhett Turner Photobook Signing at Carter Center on Thursday

Rhett Turner Photobook Signing at Carter Center on Thursday

Rhett Turner
“Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments”
Reading/Book Signing
Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00pm
Carter Presidential Library & Museum Theater
Free and Open to the Public

Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments
The State of Georgia is second only to Texas for the largest number of counties and courthouses in the country. Georgia is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River. Rhett Turner’s Georgia County Courthouses: The Architecture of Living Monuments catalogs and celebrates each of the 159 courthouses in the state of Georgia.

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