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Preview THE FENCE – Atlanta 2015

At 13-seconds into "Beltline Breaks" you can see the entire section of fence (on the right-hand side) where we intend to install THE FENCE again, this summer!

Check-out a selection of the projects that have been juried into this year's installation, including Claire Rosen (whose work was shown during ACP 2014) and our neighbor to the south, in Jacksonville, Bill Yates.

Jane Kerr – Artist Talk on Saturday at APG

Jane Kerr will be talking about her exhibition “Yesterday and Today: Paintings and Photographs”, at APG this Saturday, June 13th from 2-3pm.

"Jane Kerr began her art career at an age when most people are retiring. Her photographs document her native Mississippi. Her paintings mischievously draw correlations between the oppression of women in Tibet and India as well as the Southern United States."

Festival Guides A Go-Go!

A few blasts from the past, and some from the not-so-recent past, all seen today while preparing to move our office space. Participate in ACP 2015 today!

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Last Days…

...in our 1135 Sheridan office space.

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We're packing-up and heading over to our new office over on Drewry St.

We're grateful to the Showcase School of Photography and Showcase Photo & Video for their support and generosity over the years -- all 150 square feet of it!

While we're sad to be leaving, we're excited to be in-the-thick of it in Midtown, just steps from the Beltline!

THANK YOU, SHOWCASE!!!

(photo courtesy Jan Fields)

Call For Entries: APG to ATL – Due July 10th

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"Call For Entries: APG to ATL The Atlanta Photography Group announces they are now taking submissions for their 5th annual “Airport” exhibition. Juror Amy Miller, the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, will select two photographs each from 15 photographers to exhibit in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Show will be featured in ACP Festival Guide and APG will print a show catalog. APG will mat, frame and install the selected works.

ACCEPTING ENTRIES: JUNE 1 – JULY 10
EXHIBITION DATES: SEPTEMBER 25 – NOVEMBER 18
ENTRY FEE: 2/$35 4/$50 6/$75 8/$100
SUBMIT: 2-8 images

See the APG website for complete instructions and guidelines. www.apgphoto.org"

[Call for Entries] Aint-Bad Selfies

Our friends at Aint-Bad Magazine are curating an issue-full of selfies. Check out their Call for Entries, due July 1st.

"This carefully curated issue of Aint-Bad Magazine will present photographic work and essays dealing with the concept of the selfie. We invite proposals from established, emerging, and simply self-motivated photographers and writers. A selection will be included in our print edition and an expanded selection of selfie images will be included on our website, aintbadmagazine.com."

Chasing Attribution: Following the Debunkers of “Panorama Taken While Rolling Down a Hill”

Attribution in the age of the internet is a fickle thing, and it's fascinating to stumble across an unattributed photograph online and try to trace it back to its original source.

If your photo renders on a website, it's copyable, and while photographers naturally like to control how their images are copied, remixed, used, (re)presented and even sold, the social-media & copy/paste culture can do a number on your original image.

On the front lines of the fight for correct attribution is Paulo Ordoveza, the man behind the "PicPedant" twitter account, who consistently fights for proper attribution and against faked, photoshopped images presented as the real thing. He calls himself a "punctilious internet killjoy at the forefront of the New Debunkonomy" which just about sums it up.

PicPedant is metaphorically running up the hill of Erik Kessels' "24 hours of Photos" installation; for each debunked or correctly attributed photo, thousands are sliding beneath his feet.

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Erik Kessels' installation at FOAM
I've enjoyed watching PicPedant fight-the-fight for the last year or so, and today, came across an extraordinary photograph (of dubious origins) that was being widely shared. I figured I'd take my own stab at debunking (and uncovering) the real source.

On Monday, Tim Brannigan, a writer from Ireland, tweeted a photo:

I saw the photo over on stellar.io a "fave-aggregator" kind of place, and the caption caught my eye - surely it was in jest, but many of Brannigan's followers were reposting the photo with the same caption, and while it's a great photo, I've never seen a mobile panorama taken with such clarity and seamlessness.

Randy Scott Slavin's digital composite - not Panorama Taken While Rolling Down a Hill
Spoiler: click to reveal original source!
In a follow-up, Brannigan declared it wasn't his photo, but didn't provide any further info to its source.

From here, I clicked-through Brannigan's tweet to reveal the location of the embedded jpg. I copied its location: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CF39ejdWMAM_EgE.jpg:large and pasted-it into (reverse) Google Image search. If you mouse-over the camera at the right of the Google Images search box, you have the option for Google to search for pictures on the internet that resemble a picture from your hard drive, or pictures on the internet that resemble each other.

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The search yielded lots of links talking about "a panorama made while rolling down a hill" and "rabbit holes" and such. There was a link to a reddit discussion of the photo, and buried in the thread was a comment from seymour47 that said: "Shouldn't the note about the title be changed from 'Misleading title' to stolen from someone's website with no credit given?"

seymour47 linked to the original source, "an award-winning director and surrealist photographer based in New York City" named Randy Scott Slavin who has an entire project of these circular views called "Alternate Perspectives".

Thanks, seymour47, picpedant (who was hot on this exact same case yesterday), Oscar Bartos (who alerted Brannigan to the original source 12 hrs ago), and big thanks to Randy Scott Slavin for his stirring digital composite!

(All of this came to mind in large part thanks to Rob Fee's brilliant look last week at joke stealing on twitter, and the latest Richard Prince Instagram kerfuffle...)

Chip Simone’s “Advanced Photography Seminar”

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Atl-based photographer Chip Simone has launched an "Advanced Photography Seminar" that's definitely worth a look if you're looking to develop and further your photographic efforts.

"The Advanced Photography Seminar is an eight-week mentoring program for emerging photographers who are serious about nurturing their personal vision. It is directed by Atlanta photographer Chip Simone, a prominent member of the Atlanta photography community for more than 40 years."

Alicia Collins, SCAD-student & PDN Winner

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Great to see that ACP Portfolio Review attendee (and SCAD student) Alicia Collins was a winner in this year's PDN student competition with her photo project about her mother. Congrats, Alicia!

Do Good Fund has THREE exhibitions on view in Alabama

If you haven't made it to Greensboro, Alabama before to witness the intersecting paths of Walker Evans, William Christenberry & the Rural Studio initiative, this summer would be a good time to go!

The Do Good Fund has rolled out two exhibitions in Greensboro this summer; the Gordon Parks "Segregation Portfolio" and "A Changing Nature: Photographs of the South, 1963-2014". Details & links are on the Do Good homepage. Plus, in Marion, AL there's also "Eternal Moments: Photographs of the South" at the Smith Building Art Gallery.

And, as a public service, for those of you googling "Christenberry Barn Location", it's at 86 School St., down the road in Newbern. Here it is in friendly Google Street View!

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