“Presentism” Film Festival at Whitespace on Friday night

Pres RAW file[1]

“Presentism is a philosophy of time that states nothing in the past or future exists. The only reality is the present moment, which is redefined. A moment is no longer like the blade of a knife, gone the instant it is felt. Rather, it is an extended duration of conscious experience. Reality is also redefined. The world is no longer characterized as a set of historic and anticipated facts, as in “once and for all.” The presentist defines reality as a world that relies on constant survey. And when events happen in multiple places simultaneously, they are part of the same reality.” — From the curator, Ruth Dusseault.

Event Hours:
Friday, August 15th at 8:00 pm

814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307
Media Contact:
p 404.688.1892

Great Recap of “Monkey Selfie” Copyright Concerns in The New Yorker


David Slater / Wikimedia Commons / Indonesian Macaque

If you, like me, hadn’t caught-up with the “Monkey Selfie” copyright issue / fiasco, this piece by Jay Caspian Kang in The New Yorker is a great place to start. Unbelievable!

THE FENCE debuts on Atlanta Beltline’s Eastside Trail for ACP 2014 Public Art!

We installed THE FENCE yesterday on the Atlanta Beltline, and it was an amazing day — we couldn’t believe all the shoutouts and positive responses from cyclists, runners, walkers, rollerskaters, strollers and instagrammers! Big thanks to the Atlanta Beltline, Sam & Dave from Photoville, and Parish for saving us from heat stroke…

We had a great chat with Sam Barzilay about how THE FENCE began, here’s a quick video:


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


The Bitter Southerner’s “Year in Photographs”

We can’t wait to share the details about a special evening we’re planning for #acpfest with The Bitter Southerner — in the meantime, definitely check-out their family album, a photographic review of their fantastic first year.

It’s been great to see how The Bitter Southerner’s worked with local photographers to highlight and further their uniquely Southern stories. If you can’t already tell, we’re big fans!

Nafisa Valita Sheriff’s “World Perspective & Explorations” at the Buckhead Library

Nafisa Valita Sheriff's
There’s a reception for Nafisa Valita Sheriff’s show this Saturday, August 9th, 2:30-4:30pm.

#ACPfest, the hashtag

We’re firing-up the jets for this year’s Festival, and we can’t wait to get you the brand new Festival Guide when it arrives from the printers.

In the meantime, let’s talk hashtags. While we all know ACP can be found on twitter @ACPtweets, you might not know our hashtag for the festival itself is…(drumroll)…


Beyond twitter, hashtags work fantastically in the Instagram app on your phone, and less well on the web (and not at all on Instagram’s website), but we’ll definitely be following #ACPfest on Instagram as well. Our account is atlantacelebratesphotography. Facebook copied twitter’s hashtag idea, and while it doesn’t really work as well over there, here’s a link.

Our iPhone app will be getting refreshed again this year, and we’ll be ready to tell you about it later this month!

Ready? Onward!

Brett Abbott Talks Wynn Bullock on Modern Art Notes Podcast

Great to see (hear!) Brett Abbott, the High Museum of Art’s curator of photography, talking Wynn Bullock on this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast!

Real Hens of Atlanta? Yes, Real Hens of Atlanta – UNCOOPED!


We see a lot of announcement flyers for photo-projects & exhibitions here at the office, but I think it’s fair to say we’ve never seen anything like this: Real Hens of Atlanta, opening at Showcase School of Photography on August 8th.

And yes, in case you’re wondering, the hens will be attending their own opening.

[Extended Deadline] ACP 2014 Portfolio Review


If you’re rushing to get together your 3 to 5 jpgs to send-in for the ACP 2014 Portfolio Review, you have an extra four days to sign-up. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 31st, 11:59pm.

This year’s distinguished panel of reviewers includes:
Elizabeth Avedon – Independent Curator, Contributor L’Oeil de la Photography, NY
Brie Castell – Owner, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Arnika Dawkins – Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Parker Eshelman – Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal, NY
Greg Harris – Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
W.M. Hunt – Photography Collector, Curator and Consultant, NY
Michael Kochman – Artistic Director, Image, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
Paul Kopeikin – Owner, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brenda Massie – Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Rich – Photographer, Curator of Oxford American Magazine’s Eyes on the South, Asst. Professor University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Storm Janse van Rensburg – Independent contemporary art curator, Berlin, Germany
Jennifer Schwartz – Founder, Crusade for Art, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Rick Wester – Owner, Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC, NY

Roving VIP’s (on site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work):
Matthew Rond – Photo Editor, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and contributing editor for CNN Photos blog
Mary Stanley – Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club
Dan Winters – Photographer

Local Photographers Contribute to “Profiles of Poverty” opening Tuesday, August 5th

Joeff Davis

Tim Redman


Photographs from Joeff Davis (top image), John Glenn, Tim Redman (above), Renee Brock, David Tulis, Rachel Parrish, Ramon Taylor, Stephen Morton, Lesley Ann Price, Lindsey Lingenfelter & Chris Hunt exploring poverty in Georgia will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.

“Some 1.8 million Georgians currently live below the federal poverty level. Despite these large numbers, too often the plight of the most unfortunate among us is hidden or simply ignored.

That’s why St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has launched “Profiles in Poverty,” a photography exhibit that chronicles the plight of Georgia’s most vulnerable populations. The Kickstarter-funded exhibit features photos from the state’s most talented photojournalists, including John Glenn, David Tulis, Joeff Davis, Stephen Morton, Chris Hunt, Tim Redman and more.

The exhibit depicts the issues affecting the poor, including homelessness, hunger, healthcare accessibility, homebound seniors and unemployment. Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, the exhibit captures the indomitable spirit of many in tough situations, their moments of hope in the midst of despair.

The gallery will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. We invite you to the opening reception event on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.”

ACP Sponsors

ACP Supporters