Virginie Kippelen’s “Reclaimed by Nature” on view at DeKalb History Center


Introducing “The Art of Water” for the Atlanta Design Festival, June 9th-11th

ACP is pleased to present "The Art of Water"
an exhibition taking place within the Atlanta Design Festival's Design Economy Expo, in partnership with Dornbracht and MA Design is Human.

Participating Artists:
H. Gay Allen
Peter Bahouth
Nate Dorn
Jody Fausett
David Foster
Maury Gortemiller
Diane Kirkland
Kate T. Parker
Douglas Stratton
Santiago Vanegas

The Atlanta Design Festival provides a world-class showcase of leading international designers and brands with architecture tours, exhibitions, live talks, workshops, installations and the Design Economy Expo.

Aesthetics. Health. Intelligence. Discover how Dornbracht is ‘Culturing Life’. By offering individual, customizable solutions for the bathroom and kitchen, Dornbracht aims to enrich our everyday rituals.

The Design Economy Expo is open to the public, register here for free tickets:
Friday, June 9, 1pm-5pm
Saturday, June 10, 10am-2pm
Sunday, June 11, 10am-1pm

351 Peachtree Hills Ave NE, #403 (4th floor)
Atlanta, GA 30305 [map]

(photo by Kate T. Parker)

Alan Rothschild (Do Good Fund founder) Juror’s Talk at Atlanta Photography Group, Thurs. June 1

Juror Talk: Alan Rothschild
Thursday, June 1, 2017
6:30pm 8:00pm

"Alan Rothschild, juror for Where Are We, is the founder and president of The Do Good Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization that focuses on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South by well-known and emerging photographers working in the region."

SAME DAY from Michael David Murphy / Thursday night, Fall Line Press

ACP's digital director, Michael David Murphy will be presenting a new body of work-in-progress, a photographic performance (a slideshow, of sorts) called SAME DAY. It's a one-night only event, built specifically for Thursday night, and will never be shown again in this form.

May 25th / 6:30pm reception & 7pm talk
Fall Line Press
675 Drewry Street, Suite 6. Atlanta, GA 30306
Facebook event page

"An ongoing work-in-progress, SAME DAY is a photographic performance for right now, a slideshow exploration at the crossroads of global politics and an American family. Looking for connections in the banality of the everyday, SAME DAY exercises at the edge of what’s believable, merging a personal, photographic archive with the ongoing unreality of state-sponsored espionage, thwarted investigations, and a hacked Presidential election."
(Ed note: MDM wrote this post!)

SOLOS opens Thursday, May 25th, 6-9PM At Mason Fine Art

Opening Thursday (through June 10th), SCAD students in a group show at Mason Fine Art:

Joya Chapman
Ying Chen
Frances Neyra Claudio
Shelsea Doran
Sydney Frost
Halie Graham
Nancy Gabriela
Rachael Joyce
Tyler Marie McClelland
Yoshii Zuku
Ajee Nelson
Duc Ngo
Bala Pham
D. Yvette Sanchez
Rose Smith
Khayla Williams

ACP 2017 Festival Guide – Create Your Listing Today!

Beginning today, you can list your event or exhibition in the ACP 2017 Festival Guide! Deadline is June 30th, 2017.

David LaChapelle at SCADshow, photos by John Ramspott

Photos by John Ramspott

David LaChapelle at SCADshow, Saturday, May 20th, 3pm

Saturday, May 20, 3 p.m.
Atlanta, GA
173 14th St. NE

"Join SCAD for an in-depth conversation with David LaChapelle, who will receive the prestigious SCAD Étoile during SCAD FASHWKND in recognition of his outstanding contributions to art, fashion, film and photography. After the presentation, LaChapelle will share insight into his prolific 30-year career as a photographer and director. His striking images have been featured in numerous magazines from Vogue to Rolling Stone, and he has photographed some of the world’s most recognizable faces.

Étoile — “star in the sky” in French — connotes brilliance, luminosity and glamour. The SCAD Étoile is a tribute to the biggest and brightest stars of the fashion, style and design realms, and recognizes trendsetting, innovative leaders for their monumental contributions. LaChapelle joins a distinguished coterie of SCAD Étoile honorees, including Carolina Herrera, Pierre Cardin, David Yurman, Catherine Deneuve, Cornelia Guest, Russell Simmons, Dakota Jackson, Graydon Carter, Sir David Tang, Robin Givhan and Margaret Russell.

The presentation and conversation are free and open to the public."

Call for Entry: Atlanta Photography Group: Airport Show (during ACP!)

ACP's executive director, Amy Miller, will be judging APG's Airport Show this year. Entries due June 18th!


Bringing Everyday Africa to Fulton County Schools

About a year ago at LOOK3 photo festival in Charlottesville, two ACP board members saw a presentation from Austin Merrill about the instagram-based project "Everyday Africa." Barbara and Mary knew Austin's project would be great for Atlanta, and earlier this year, thanks to Wells Fargo, ACP worked with Austin to implement the "Everyday" curriculum into two high schools from very different parts of Atlanta; Tri-Cities in the south, and Riverwood in the north.

Photos from Joshua Rashaad McFadden
With a team of ACP volunteers, the classes investigated how stereotypes are created and reinforced, and eventually, how photography can inspire and leverage the dissolution of these same stereotypes.

ACP's effort with Austin inspired “Everyday Atlanta,” a year-long affair, and this first phase involving TCHS & Riverwood will be followed by more public projects this summer and fall.

This past weekend, Austin was in town for the presentation of the final project from both schools, and for a public talk (and booksigning) about Everyday Africa (& the forthcoming Everyday Atlanta) at Midtown Arts Cinema.

Tri-Cities posted their final project on YouTube, and we encourage you to take a look.

We'd like to say a big thank you to Wells Fargo, to ACP Board President Barbara Griffin, the intrepid Mary Stanley, and the whole ACP team who's volunteered with this amazing project; Joshua Rashaad McFadden, Rachel LaCour Niesen, Billy Howard, Allen Cooley and Candice Greathouse; the two teachers, Chris Sandlin from Tri-Cities and Lana Ensmann from Riverwood; Peter Dicampo and Austin Merrill from Everyday Africa; and of course, the students from Tri-Cities & Riverwood!

Thank you, all!


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