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Jane Cofer, on collecting photography, on Burnaway

Great to see our fabulous ACP board member Jane Cofer talk about the hows and whys of collecting photography, on Burnaway.
"When I graduated in 1989, MTV was cool and a lot of artists were doing videos. I really wanted to be in New York City and make money, so I worked as a production assistant. The first time I made $125 a day I thought, Oh my God, this is high cotton! I was very excited to tell all my friends I worked on an R.E.M. video. Looking back now, I regret buying fancy clothes instead of art. That is especially true when I work with people’s collections and hear that they purchased their pieces in the ’80s. At the time, photography was affordable. Now, not so much!"


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Jeff Rich’s “Watershed: The Tennessee River” Kickstarter, 14 Days to Go

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Jeff Rich, who's participated in plenty of ACP events and exhibitions over the years, has a Kickstarter for his "Watershed: The Tennessee River" project, to be published by our neighbors Fall Line Press.

The project's about halfway funded, so you can definitely help it get over the finish line.
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TIME’s Most Influential Images

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TIME just launched a new photobook and website dedicated to the "100 Most Influential Images", and you might appreciate the 20 videos accompanying the project, which tell the backstories behind some of the world's most famous photographs. (The 15-minute Richard Prince short-form documentary is definitely worth the click.)

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[Call for Entries] Juried Photo Exhibition to Benefit Rescue Dogs

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Tenth Anniversary - Puppy Love Juried Exhibition 2017
Puppy Love's good intent is for both dogs and photographers - to help support rescue organizations (CoCo's Cupboard, Inc. & Atlanta Humane Society) who do the heavy lifting with our cold hard cash and publicity, and to provide a great venue for photographers to showcase their work. Join us in helping this happen!

Puppy Love is open to all photographers ages 18 and older, and from anywhere on Planet Earth. There is no restriction as to where the images are made. Digital and film are both fine.

If you are juried into the show you will be expected to deliver your image(s) to Hathaway Contemporary in Atlanta on or before January 15th. You must include return shipping fees when you deliver the image. Sizes and framing options will be given to you when you are notified. All images must be for sale. Photographers will receive 50% of the sale price, with Hathaway Contemporary receiving 50%.

Judging this year is Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography
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Atlanta Photography Group Extended Deadline for Portfolio 2017, Nov. 20th

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"Atlanta Photography Group is looking for strong, cohesive bodies of work for our most prestigious exhibition: Portfolio. Although there is no theme, images submitted should represent a single project, idea, or vision. We will consider still images from all processes, both traditional and digital. As we receive submissions, APG will post some of the images to our Instagram, tumblr and twitter. This year’s juror, Andy Adams, will select one body of work each from 6-8 artists for exhibition in the APG Gallery this January, 2017.

All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2017 APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award of $2500, which includes admittance into the High Museum permanent collection."

Atlanta Photography Group Extended Deadline for Portfolio 2017, Nov. 20th
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Little Hearts of Africa at The B Complex, Friday Night

Samantha Yancey, whose photo you might know from the cover of Inspired Georgia, is having a one-night exhibition/fundraiser for PetitHearts at The B Complex on Friday night!

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Elena Vizerskaya exhibition with free concert by William Ransom at Emory, Nov. 5th

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Reminder: Lalla Essaydi, Thurs. at High Museum of Art

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A quick reminder about Thursday's lecture from Morrocan-born photographer Lalla Essaydi, who will give an artist's talk at the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art. Her work focuses on Arabic female identity, and she hand-paints Arabic calligraphy in henna on the fabric, bodies, and walls that inhabit her images. 

Thurs., Oct. 27th, 7pm
High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

1280 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Call 404-733-5000 to reserve free tickets.


This Week's ACP events & #acpfest Participating Venues:

Oct. 26, Wednesday
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent - "Inspired Georgia" artist’s reception & poetry reading, 6:30pm
Sue Williamson artist’s lecture at SCAD, 6:30pm

Oct. 27, Thursday
John Reuter artist’s talk at Hathaway, 6pm
Jeff Rich artist’s reception at SCAD, 6pm
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Lalla Essaydi at High Museum of Art, 7pm

Oct. 29 & 30th, Saturday & Sunday
[UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary, Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm, featuring keynote presentation from Doug DuBois, Sat., 5pm, followed by a reception.

Oct. 29, Saturday
Black Love Matters artist’s talk at Stonecrest Library, 2pm
Arnika Dawkins Selects juror talk at APG, 2pm

Oct. 30, Sunday
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca one-day exhibition at Atlanta History Center
Our Cities, Our Souls closing reception at F64, 7pm

Nov. 4th, Friday
Photo Abstraction opening reception at dk Gallery, 5pm

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This Week With ACP (Oct 24th)

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Three ACP featured events remain; a spotlight on local talent on Wednesday, celebrating the new book "Inspired Georgia" featuring Georgia photographers and poets; an artist's lecture from Lalla Essaydi at the High Museum of Art on Thursday, and the new, two-day [UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday & Sunday!

Wednesday, celebrate Georgia-based photographers (and poets!) with an artist's reception at Westside Cultural Arts Center.  The new book, "Inspired Georgia," is a dual-anthology of Georgia photography and poetry, and there'll be a poetry reading, plus a one-night exhibition of photos and #acpfest merriment!

Thursday, Morrocan-born photographer Lalla Essaydi will give an artist's talk at the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art. Her work focuses on Arabic female identity, and she hand-paints Arabic calligraphy in henna on the fabric, bodies, and walls that inhabit her images. 

Saturday & Sunday we'll be celebrating the art of the photobook with [UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary. Nazraeli Press, 21st Editions and TBW will be in attendance along with our favorite local photobook makers, artists and purveyors.  Plus, there will be a keynote artist's talk from Doug DuBois on Saturday!  

This Week's ACP events & #acpfest Participating Venues:

Oct. 26, Wednesday
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent - "Inspired Georgia" artist’s reception & poetry reading, 6:30pm
Sue Williamson artist’s lecture at SCAD, 6:30pm

Oct. 27, Thursday
John Reuter artist’s talk at Hathaway, 6pm
Jeff Rich artist’s reception at SCAD, 6pm
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Lalla Essaydi at High Museum of Art, 7pm

Oct. 29 & 30th, Saturday & Sunday
[UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary, Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm

Oct. 29, Saturday
Black Love Matters artist’s talk at Stonecrest Library, 2pm
Arnika Dawkins Selects juror talk at APG, 2pm

Oct. 30, Sunday
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca one-day exhibition at Atlanta History Center
Our Cities, Our Souls closing reception at F64, 7pm

Nov. 4th, Friday
Photo Abstraction opening reception at dk Gallery, 5pm

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Stephen Shore on Saturday, Robert Frank on Sunday!

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As a quick reminder, there are two rare opportunities this weekend; on Saturday, Stephen Shore will be on a panel discussing Instagram at the High Museum of Art, and Sunday brings the Atlanta premiere of the new documentary about master photographer Robert Frank.

Stephen Shore, John Pilson, and Bill Boling will be discussing "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" in a conversation moderated by Whitney Richardson of the New York Times, on Saturday, at 2pm.  Call the Woodruff Box Office to reserve your free ticket today! (404-733-5000) This program is in partnership with Art Papers Live and the High Museum of Art.

Sunday's Atlanta-premiere of "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" is a revealing portrait of a master of photography, whose photographs, books & films have inspired and influenced a generation.  See you at Midtown Arts Cinema for this free screening at Noon!

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Oct. 20, Thursday
Enrique Samson artist's talk at Mexican Consulate, 6pm
Atlanta Legal Aid Society artist's reception, 6-9pm

Oct. 21, Friday
Arnika Dawkins Selects opening reception at APG, 6:30pm
Atlanta Photography Society opening reception at Unitarian Universalist, 7pm
Matthew Terrell opening reception at whitespec, 7pm

Oct. 22, Saturday
Bill Yates artist's talk at Hathaway Contemporary, 11am
Ben Helton artist's talk at Brickworks Gallery, 11am
Refuge artist’s reception at Refuge Coffee Co., 4pm
A Photography Walk at Serenbe at The Ballog, 4pm
3rd Annual Studio Open House at Douglas Stratton's Photography Studio, 5:30pm
#weloveatl Annual Gallery Show at 787 Windsor, 7pm
Loyall Hart artist’s reception at Highland Yoga, 7:30pm

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