ACP Festival Re-Cap (on Medium!) and Survey

THANK YOU for your dedicated help & inspiration in making Atlanta an international center for photography.

This year’s #acpfest was extraordinary with over 800 photographers showcasing their work at over 100 venues throughout metro Atlanta and beyond!


We wanted to share with you a special festival re-cap, and while it highlights ACP Programs, we wouldn’t be the country’s largest, annual community-oriented photography festival without you! If you run a participating venue, or you’re photographer posting a photo at the My Atlanta Exhibition, or you’re an artist preparing your first gallery show, your creative spirit transforms our city each and every October, and we salute you.


Our goal is to make the festival better each & every year. We want to hear from you. Please take a minute or two to complete our SURVEY. We value your input and make strategic decisions based upon your feedback.

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for all they have done for ACP this year and ALL of our amazing volunteers. Many Atlanta businesses supported ACP with in-kind goods and services, event partnerships and venues. We could not do what we do without you. Please see below for a list of our sponsors and let them feel the love.

Even though the Festival is over, we’re a year-round presence on twitter, our blog & facebook, showcasing photography happenings and opportunities for enthusiasts and artists.

Thank you all for such a memorable Festival; we can’t wait for 2015!


(photo credit: detail from Rogerio Reis)

ACP Exhibitions & Events Open in November (and beyond!)

While the festival has come to a close, there are quite a few #acpfest exhibitions still on view (and a few events to come, too!)

Be sure to check-out these exhibitions before they close!

“Urban Abstractions” at Steve McKenzie’s through Nov. 5th

Artist’s reception for Jane Robbins Kerr at Church of the Atonement, through Nov. 5th

Kahn & Selesnick @ Jackson Fine Art, through Nov. 5th


Troy Farina @ Luckie Street Gallery, through Nov. 6th

Viktor Zyryanov opens at Callanwolde, through Nov. 7th

“Masters in Photography” at Lumière, through Nov. 8th

“Family As the Vernacular” at Mason Murer, through Nov. 8th

Southeastern Photographic Society, through Nov. 8th

Anne Berry @ The Lamar Dodd Art Center, through Nov. 10th

Opening Reception for Peter Bahouth’s “Birth of a Red Planet” @ Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Nov. 13th

APG@ATL: The Airport Show, through Nov. 14th

Stephanie Dowda at Arnall Golden Gregory, through Nov. 14th

“Horizons and Intersections” at 30 Trammell Street, through Nov. 15th

Carl Martin & Chris Verene at Opal Gallery, through Nov. 15th

Uncommon Beauty @ Studio 905, through Nov. 15th

“View from the Street” at Lumière, opens Nov. 15th

Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition, through Nov. 16th

Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit, through Nov. 16th

McNair Evans at The Cochran Gallery, through Nov. 21st

Roswell Photo Society @ Roswell Visual Arts Center & Gallery, through Nov. 21st


Nine: Lens Masters @ pb&j gallery, through Nov. 21st

John E. Ramspott @ Stan McCollum Gallery, through Nov. 22nd

Richard Sexton artist’s talk & book signing @ Whitespace Gallery, Nov. 22nd


Builder Levy @ Arnika Dawkins Gallery, through Nov. 22nd


“People of the World” @ Atlanta Public Library, through Nov. 28th

Ruud van Empel @ Jackson Fine Art, through Nov. 29th

Carolyn Carr @ Jackson Fine Art, through Nov. 29th

Decatur Digital Photography Meetup, through Nov. 30th

Julian Dillard’s “Scape” @ Paris on Ponce, through Nov. 30th

“Sapelo Oddities” @ Georgia Perimeter College, through Dec. 4th

SHOTS14 @ The Showcase School, through Dec. 4th

Clarence Davis & Chester Higgins at Hammonds House, through Dec. 7th

The Invented Image: Photographs from the Collection @ High Museum of Art, through Jan. 4th

“Transcend” @ Aviation Community Cultural Center, through Feb. 20th


A big thanks to #weloveatl & Ponce City Market for helping us celebrate photography and close out #acpfest at their exhibition space on Thursday night. Big thanks to ACP volunteers Jan, Zuri, James & Donna for their efforts, and a double thank-you to New Belgium Brewing, Red Bull & DJ Jay Envy for making the event a real party. #weloveatl raised $3,800 for the Atlanta Food Bank through print sales! Now that’s a reason to celebrate!


THURSDAY NIGHT: ACP CLOSING PARTY w/ #weloveatl, New Belgium Brewing & Red Bull at Ponce City Market 6-10pm

We’re planning to put a bow on the festival tonight with a great party with our friends from #weloveatl at Ponce City Market. Come celebrate with us!

New Belgium Brewing will be pouring Snapshot (most likely the world’s 1st photo-based beer!) and a special seasonal, plus Red Bull will be there with DJ Jay Envy, and you can pick-up a photo from #weloveatl’s show that will benefit the Atlanta Food Bank. And there’ll be a bike giveaway, courtesy of New Belgium!

We’ve been looking for an excuse to dust-off our step-and-repeat!


Call for Entries: Promenade Artist in Residence Program

“Call for Promenade’s Artist in Residency Program
Apply now to be the 2015 – 2017 Artist in Residence recipient at Midtown’s Promenade building. Located in the heart of Midtown overlooking the Woodruff Arts Center, Promenade’s Artist in Residence has 24/7 access to a 615 square foot studio for two years. Included with the studio space is complimentary parking, internet connectivity, and utilities. The selected artist will also receive a two year membership to the High Museum of Art and a public space to display their artwork within the building.

In order to apply for this program, please submit a resume and digital images of your work to Anne Lambert Tracht by Monday, November 17th. The recipient must be able to move into the studio by mid-December.

For more information about the requirements, to see the floor plan and images of the building click here.”

[PDF - Call for Entries]

Mike Jensen at The Xchange Gallery, opens Saturday


ACP Closing Party on Thursday & Exhibitions Ending This Week!

It’s been an incredible month, and we want to celebrate with you on Thursday night from 6-9pm at the #weloveatl exhibition space at Ponce City Market!

Thanks to #weloveatl, and our event sponsors New Belgium Brewing & Red Bull, we’ll have refreshing beverages, the sounds of Creative Loafing’s 2014 #1 rated DJ (Jay Envy), and a curated, crowd-sourced selection of the best instagram photos from #weloveatl to bring the festival to a close. Plus, we’ll be giving away a New Belgium bicycle!

As Thursday approaches, please visit the exhibitions below that are closing this week! Be sure to check them out, and thank you for support in making the 16th year of Atlanta Celebrates Photography a smashing success!

ACP Programs

ACP Closing Party with #weloveatl & New Belgium Brewing – Ponce City Market – Thurs., Oct. 30th

Events & Exhibitions Closing This Week

AAC Photography Salon Juried Show on view at Atlanta Artists Center, open through Thurs.
Ansley West Rivers & Wenxin Zhang on view at Gallery L1, open through Thurs.

Meryl Truett at A Novel Experience, open through Fri.

Bojana Ginn at Swan Coach House Gallery, open through Fri.

Women in Focus at Mason Murer, open through Fri.

Lucinda’s World” at Mason Murer, open through Fri.
Frank Hamrick at Georgia Perimeter College, open through Fri.
Online Exhibition from Paul Justice, on view through Fri.
AAC Photography Salon Celebration Show at Artists Atelier, open through Fri.

Teen Spirit at Pace Academy, open through Fri.
Accumulating Absence at Shorter Arnold Art Gallery, open through Friday
“Focus on Photography” at The Art Place, open through Fri.

Urban Wilderness & Man-Made Nature at Woodlands Garden, open through Fri.
Sistagraphy at South Fulton Arts Center, open through Fri.

ACP Public Art – THE FENCE, open through Sat.

Gail Foster at R. Alexander Fine Art, open through Sat.
Katie Nelson at BEE, open through Sat.

Lucinda Bunnen Selects at APG, open through Sat.
A2D Photography Group Show, at Showcase Photo & Video, open through Sat.
Women in Focus at Digital Arts Studio, open through Sat.
Jennifer Graham’s “Cemetery Visits” at Karvana, open through Sat.

(Photo credits for each image detail available upon clicking through to the Festival Guide.)

[Audio] City Cafe & John Lemley Preview Friday Night’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner”

Check out this fantastic interview between Jason Parker & John Lemley that aired on WABE’s City Cafe today, talking about Friday’s “Evening With The Bitter Southerner” at Big Studio.

An Evening With The Bitter Southerner: What is a “Southern” Photograph?

We can’t wait for Friday night’s ACP Spotlight event “An Evening With The Bitter Southerner“. Local photographers Aaron Coury, Amanda Greene & Zach Wolfe will be joining Dave Whitling to talk about their work & how The Bitter Southerner works with local photographers to create the unique stories they’ve been bringing to light. (Originally scheduled in the printed Festival Guide for Saturday, this event will indeed be on Friday.)

Here’s Dave talking about what makes a “southern” photograph with our friends from Atlanta PlanIt.

My Atlanta Winners – 2014

A few days ago, we announced the winners of the 2014 My Atlanta Exhibition as chosen by Gavin Godfrey & Joeff Davis of Creative Loafing.

We’ve uploaded the winning photos to an album on flickr, so take a look! And again, to learn more about the winners, check out Creative Loafing’s gallery.

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who posted their photos at My Atlanta Exhibition this year! And thanks again to One Region for supporting this year’s “Embracing Diversity” theme.

Critic’s Choice Winner – Thomas Brodnax


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