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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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ACP’s “Teen Spirit” Exhibition

We have a pop-up exhibition this year for "Teen Spirit" - photographs and writing from the patients at Egleston and Children's Health Care of Atlanta. Recently, Maura Friedman from Creative Loafing wrote this great piece about the program: "Looks like Teen Spirit."

"One cancer patient in a recent workshop was particularly nervous. Her bald head made her self-conscious about modeling. Demetrius coached her gently, taking photos of her hands and the details of her socks until she relaxed to take a more traditional portrait.

It's that personal empowerment that gives the whole project meaning to Adams.

'I'm at an age where if I have another photography show it's not going to change the world,' Adams, a 25-year fine art photography veteran, says. 'I want to do something that really takes photography into the world in a meaningful way and has impact and relationship involved in it.'"
The exhibition will be in the lobby at the Stephen Shore / Instagram panel discussion on Saturday, but it will not be on view at Mason Fine Art, per the box below. That's 2015's information, and it's incorrect.

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Big thanks to Digital Arts Studio for creating these two panels that tell the stories of the kids who participate in this program. Thank you!

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ACP Quick Look (10/17)

While the best way to follow along with #acpfest in real time is through Instagram and/or Twitter, we try to pull together a few pics here every week for the blog. Have a look!

2D75CC63-7484-46B3-92CF-D300D614310FBaldwin Lee's incredible artist's talk at MOCA GA for ACP Lecture Series

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BLTvaLtFbxSMichele Romero's photo of photographer Robby Klein at ACP Portfolio Review - @micheleromeronyc

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20161009_IMG_9660ACP Portfolio Review - roving reviewer, Mary Stanley

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20161014_IMG_9756Surprising juxtapositions during Photo Battles

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BLPll_7h3Rj"Creature of What You Are" Day and Night Studios - @gsuphoto
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Duane Michals – ACP Video by Virginie Kippelen


We're pleased to be working with Virginie Kippelen this year to bring you some sights & sounds from #acpfest. She spent some time with Duane Michals when he was visiting for his ACP Lecture, and if you missed (or witnessed!) his presentation that night, you might appreciate some of his wit & wisdom, above. Mr. Michals' exhibition is on view at Jackson Fine Art through Dec. 3rd.

This marks the 2,000th post here on ACP Now. Onward!

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APG/High Museum of Art Purchase Award Presentation – Nancy Floyd – Nov. 10th

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"Please join us and High Museum of Art Assistant Curator of Photography Gregory Harris on Thursday evening, November 10 from 6-8pm for a special reception as we present this year's APG/High Museum Purchase Award winner, Nancy Floyd.

Three pieces from Atlanta-based artist Nancy Floyd’s series “Weathering Time” were selected by Brett Abbot, Curator of Photography and Head of Collections at the High Museum of Art for their permanent collection. Significant as a documentary, visual archive, and personal journal, Floyd’s series was also recently awarded the important John Gutman Award.

Each year, in conjunction with its Portfolio Exhibition, APG funds the purchase of works for acquisition into the permanent collection of the High Museum. This year's award crowd-funded in 2015 (yay! thank you!), and going forward, the 2017-18, the award will be jointly funded by the truly generous Ted & Gloria Maloof and Edwin Robinson, who began the program in 2013.

This reception is free and open to the public so let's all come together to support Nancy Floyd's wonderful talent and dedication!" - Facebook Event Page
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This Week With ACP (10/17)

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It's a huge week for ACP events, from Tuesday through Sunday; two provocative panel discussions, a Robert Frank documentary, another installation of The Georgia FENCE, and the last day of My Atlanta!

Tuesday brings a unique collaboration between ArtsATL and ACP to SCADshow; "It All Started with Thomas Askew", a panel discussion on the life & work of Atlanta's first African-American professional photographer, a furthering of Floyd Hall's insightful piece from last week.

Saturday, Stephen Shore, John Pilson and Bill Boling will discuss "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" at the Rich Theater, in a conversation facilitated by Whitney Richardson of the New York Times. Partners in this program include Art Papers Live and the High Museum of Art.

If you're heading south for the weekend, swing by Thomasville for a look at The Georgia FENCE, which makes its debut on Saturday.

Sunday, our Film Series will be presenting the Atlanta premiere of "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" at Midtown Arts Cinema, at noon.

(And don't forget to pick-up your photograph at My Atlanta Exhibition, on Friday or Saturday, 12-4pm!)

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Knowledge Series - “It All Started with Thomas Askew” Tuesday, Doors at 6, lecture at 7pm
ACP My Atlanta Exhibition at Spencer Sloan Studio, last day, Thurs., pick-up photos Fri. & Sat., 12-4pm
ACP Public Art - The Georgia FENCE on view in Thomasville, Sat.
ACP Lecture Series: "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" at Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, Sat., 2pm
ACP Film Series: "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" at Midtown Arts Cinema, 12noon

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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