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“Growing Up Human” April 28th at Terminus

Exhibition Dates: April 28 – July 25

Location: Gallery Walk at Terminus, Building 200, 3333 Piedmont Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Atlanta Photography Group and Gallery Walk at Terminus are proud to present, “Growing Up Human,” an exhibition of photographic portraits focused on the universally shared experiences of childhood and love. Although every individual experiences these rites of passage in their own unique way, viewers we can all relate to these images. Curated by Nick Ashton, the show features the work of these artists: Mark Caceres, Maggie Callahan, Shannon Davis, Erin Fender, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Henry Jacobs, JOEKINGATL, Kasey Medlin, Beate Sass, Todd Suttles, Parker Smith, and Yolanda Santiago White.

“Mermaids Are Real” – An Underwater Photography Experience w/ Perry Julien

Owner of Instagram Testifies to Congress

In a world where more than half a billion people share photographs every single day on Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg's influence, and dare say, ownership of the future of photography cannot be underestimated.

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In the office yesterday (and this morning) we listened to Mr. Zuckerberg's testimony, waiting to hear a mention of an ad-free, algorithm-free version of the InstaFace universe, where users could "see what they want to see," rather than receiving the ad-infused, chronologically-disordered feeds we're all currently being served on Instagram and Facebook.

While over time, Facebook has become a pay-to-play space that makes it increasingly difficult for small businesses and non-profits to reach audiences who've already declared their preference to receive our posts, there's no doubt that the power of Mr. Zuckerberg's tools will continue to influence arts & culture (and arts & culture organizations) well into the future.

(For more about how small arts non-profits are dealing with the current capriciousness of Facebook's algorithms, please see Steve Lambert's revealing and impassioned "Why Facebook is a Waste of Time - and Money - for Arts Nonprofits.")

Beyond Instagram and Facebook's photo-sharing, it was fascinating to see working photographers at the hearing, elbow-to-elbow, awaiting his arrival, and getting their pics before Grassley's gavel began banging.

Here's a crop of Leah Mills' photo for Reuters:

And here's Andrew Harnick, photographing for AP during Mr. Zuckerberg's arrival:


But one of the most interesting visual representations of the testimony was Harnick's photograph of Mr. Zuckerberg's notes. The original, below, followed by a cropped, rotated version.




I was going to follow-up with an update from Wednesday's testimony, specifically a passage where Mr. Zuckerberg was discussing how a particular use case of "sharing a photograph" affects the ownership of that photograph. When transcripts are available (testimony is still happening at the moment) I'll update this post with that information.

- MDM 20180411

27th Annual Georgia Photography Awards & Exhibition at Pace Academy





Great to see the turnout at Pace Academy on Sunday for the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition, now in it's 27th year. (!)

ACP Board President Barbara Griffin was the juror this year, and big thanks to France Dorman for pulling together the show. Fantastic!

Myra Greene, at Spelman & exhibition in London


Myra Greene, who is the new Director of the Photography Program in the Department of Art and Visual Culture at Spelman College, has an exhibition of her ambrotypes in London at Corvi Mora.

"This first solo exhibition of the American artist outside the United States features works from 2002 to the present day, offering an overview of the artist’s output to date. Most of these works are either autobiographical or based on self-portraiture. The works from the earliest series in the exhibition, produced between 2002 and 2004, take the form of inkjet prints on watercolour paper. The prints are made from scans of Polaroid photographs of details of the artist’s body, altered with the use of household chemicals. Due to the unstable nature of the finished Polaroid, the inkjet prints capture a moment in the short life of the photograph, itself a frozen instant. The transient and fragile quality of the support resonates with the subject matter of the image: the artist framing her own body. "

Allison Jarek’s “Workshop: Presentation Techniques” at APG, April 22nd

"This workshop will help to explain and clarify various archival presentation techniques, including matting, mounting, floating, and framing. Instructor and Atlanta-based photographer Allison Jarek will also give in-depth demonstrations on how to cut your own mattes and mount your prints using an archival positionable mounting adhesive."

Call for Entries: APG “Know South / No South” – Deadline: April 11


"APG is seeking photographic projects that provide new insight and a better understanding of the American South today. Know South / No South will look at the idea of Southern identity in the 21st century. The American South is recognized as a distinct cultural and geographical region within America. The culinary, musical, and storytelling traditions of the region are unique cultural byproducts that emanated from the deeply rooted structures of class, race, and economics that have existed for generations." - more info on atlantaphotographygroup.org

GNPA Call for Entries

Native Wildlife, Native Flora, Landscapes, Historic Structures and Cultural Imagery Competition Exhibition - call for entries due April 17th.

This exhibit will supplement the GEHC’s Bicentennial Celebration programming by highlighting Gwinnett’s natural resources and the environmental landscape that have influenced our community throughout history. It will educate and promote appreciation for our diverse natural resources, history of the region and the ever change cultural diversity in Gwinnett.

All images must be ORIGINAL and taken in the Southeast United States with emphasis on Gwinnett County to qualify for the competition and exhibit.

All submissions will be judged by a select group on the photographic merits, technique and creativity for each category. Failure to follow competition rules will result in the being disqualified prior to judging. Judges and their credentials to be announced later.
Photo credit: Stewart Woodard

Dance with Lucinda at MOCA GA, April 20

Dance with Lucinda - Tickets & Info
Apr 20, 2018
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Join us to celebrate the inimitable Lucinda Bunnen along with our current exhibition of her work in our Permanent Collection titled Lucinda. Dance to retro tunes by DJ Ryan Noise of Radial Entertainment! Enjoy drinks and dessert! You won’t want to miss this!

I Am a Man: Photography and Activism in the Post-Civil Rights Era at CCHR, March 20



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