ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Bryan Formhals

ACP Portfolio Reviewer - Bryan Formhals

The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

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 Bryan!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

Bryan Formhals

Bryan Formhals is a Photographer, Writer and Host of the LPV Show, a podcast about photography and photobooks. He's the co-author of Photographers' Sketchbooks, published by Thames & Hudson in 2014. Based in Queens, New York, Bryan has been an active member of the online photography community for 10 years. He's the creator of LPV Magazine (2007-2013) and Photographs on the Brain, his popular Tumblr featuring photographs and quotes collected from around the web.

Bryan is interested primarily in documentary photography, landscape and portraiture, but is open to viewing all types of work. He's especially interested in photobooks and the process of creating them, from conception to completion. He can offer critique on book dummies and portfolios, general creative advice on pursuing projects and strategies for distributing your work through the internet.

ACP Portfolio Reviewer – James Estrin

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The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

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 James Estrin!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

James Estrin

James Estrin is a Senior Staff Photographer for the New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times's photography blog and has been it's co-editor since it went online in May 2009. Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001. In addition to photographing, editing and writing, he produces audio and video for

Mr. Estrin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He attended Hampshire College and the graduate program at the International Center of Photography.

ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Hava Gurevich

ACP Portfolio Reviewer - Hava Gurevich

The ACP Portfolio Review on Saturday, October 10th, is filling-up! (And the two additional workshops only have a few spaces left...)

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 Hava!

Register for the ACP 2015 Portfolio Review today!

Hava Gurevich

Hava Gurevich's photography career stretches back over 25 years - Freelance Journalist, Fashion Photographer, Fine Artist, College Instructor, Gallery Director, Photography Dealer and Manager of a prestigious private Photography collection. Currently she is the Director of art2art Circulating Exhibitions, a traveling exhibitions company that specializes in photography.

As a college art instructor at Illinois State University and Eureka College, Gurevich has been a mentor to numerous art students - providing guidance, insight and constructive critiques. In her position as a gallery director at Carol Ehlers Gallery in Chicago and Tom Gitterman Gallery in NYC, Gurevich worked with photography collectors and art consultants, reviewed countless portfolios, and participated in several international photography fairs including AIPAD.

Gurevich is also the Executive Director of the Disfarmer Project, a program devoted to the reconstitution and study of the celebrated photographer Michael Disfarmer, his life and work. In conjunction with this, Ms. Gurevich has curated two Disfarmer Exhibitions - one for the US market and one for the European market. Ms. Gurevich is also the associate producer of a feature film documentary about Disfarmer's life that has been screened in the US, Canada, Australia and Europe.

Founded in 2004, art2art Circulating Exhibitions is an organization that curates and tours photography exhibitions - committed to providing high-quality collections on a wide range of topics, accessible to regional museums, university art galleries and other small or mid-size public institutions. As the founding director of art2art, Ms.Gurevich is responsible for scouting new shows, curating exhibitions (both solo as well as group shows) and placing them in museums.

As a reviewer, while open to reviewing all forms of photographic media and expression, she is most interested in reviewing work that might be appropriate for a museum show – art2art's exhibitions are content driven with a wide range of themes but an emphasis on work that addresses current events, multiculturalism, natural history and anthropology.

Gwinnett Tech College Portfolio Show – Sat., Aug 22nd

Gwinnett Tech College Portfolio Show - Sat., Aug 22nd

Join us Friday, 4pm for a Tour of THE FENCE

Here's a video invite for Friday's event (Aug 14th) at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall with Young Collector's Club, Sam & Dave from Photoville, Atlanta BeltLine and YOU! More info and location here.

See you Friday!

THE FENCE – Opening Event at Ladybird on Friday, 4pm

Tomorrow's a big day because it's the installation of the 2015 edition of THE FENCE. We're fired up and ready to go!

"Please join Young Collectors Club (YCC) members and other devotees of Atlanta Celebrates Photography this Friday afternoon to celebrate the installation of THE FENCE on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail, with a low-key tour by Sam Barzilay (on the right) & Dave Shelley (on the left), co-founders of Photoville.

We will convene on Friday, August 14th, at 4pm on the Beltline at Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall for an informal tour and then finish with a cocktail or two on the patio at Ladybird."

For a preview, here's a look-back at 2014, and an interview with Sam:

And here's a google map with the actual location of THE FENCE, which will be on view through the end of October.


Atlanta Photography Group – Call for Entries

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Atlanta Photography Group Gallery is seeking submissions of all photographic media from Aug 3 – Sept 11 for MARY STANLEY SELECTS, a juried exhibition. In conjunction with SELECTS, two artists may be selected for the permanent collection of the Museum Of Contemporary Art of Georgia as well as an award $500 each. Juror Mary Stanley is an independent curator, private art consultant, and arts advocate. There is no theme for the show. The show will be featured in the Festival Guide for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. The show runs from October 23 – November 21. Complete submission guidelines on APG website.
Photo credit: 2014 Award Winner Jennifer Lawsky, "A Day At The French Riviera"

ACP Photography Auction – October 17th – Save The Date!


Laura Noel Wins APG/High Museum Purchase Award

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Great to see that work from Laura Noel's "Smoke Break" series will be heading to the High Museum of Art. Congrats!

"Atlanta Photography Group is thrilled to announce Brett Abbott, Keough Family Curator of Photography and Head of Collections of the High Museum of Art, selected Atlanta-based artist Laura Noel as the 2014-15 recipient of the APG/HIGH MUSEUM OF ART PURCHASE AWARD. APG will host a special celebration on Tuesday evening, September 1 at the APG Gallery. Abbott will be on hand to speak briefly and present the Award to Noel. This event is free and open to the public. Five of Noel's prints from her project, Smoke Break, were exhibited in APG's Portfolio 2014 exhibition juried by Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans from a national call for entries."
(Credit: "Bob Behind His Apartment" ©2014 Laura Noel)

ACP Portfolio Review – Registration opens Wednesday at Noon (EST)!

The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk on Saturday, Oct. 10th at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center offers photographers the rare opportunity to meet one-on-one with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond.

The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives Review participants the opportunity to present their work to the general public at a filled-to-the brim, casual, evening reception, open to all.

We consider our small portfolio review event to be a boutique experience, offering a high-quality environment for both reviewer(s) and photographer(s). Each photographer gets a minimum of 5 twenty-minute reviews as well as opportunities to meet with Roving VIP Reviewers throughout the day to increase your chances of being discovered. There is a secure, dedicated space for photographers to rest and mingle between reviews,plus, food and beverage service throughout the day is included!

This year we'll also be offering two workshops (both with limited seats available and minimal sign-up fee) one before the reviews on Friday, Oct. 9th, with Aline Smithson "Preparing for Portfolio Reviews", and one after the reviews on Sunday, Oct. 11th, with David Bram & Jennifer Schwartz "Taking Advice to the Next Level: What to do After your Portfolio Review".

Registration opens on this page at Noon (EST) on Wednesday, July 22nd!

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