Matchups for PHOTO BATTLE – Oct. 27th at Ambient+Studio!

Here are two more match-ups for Photo Battle 2017 at Ambient+Studio on Oct. 27th. It'll be the close-out party for #acpfest, and we want you to be as hyped about it as we are!

Catherine Alston vs. Grace Kisa
Mike Raker vs. Paul McPherson

Get your tickets today:


This Week With ACP (Oct. 17)

Arnold Newman, from "The Collectors Eye – Masters of 20th Century Photography" @ Lumiere

This week welcomes famous Baltimorean John Waters to Atlanta for the ACP Marquee Event on Friday, plus two more great lectures! Michael James O'Brien walks us through his storied career on Wednesday night at SCADshow, and Paul Graham discusses his incredible exhibition at the High Museum of Art on Saturday.

Get tickets for all three of these events today!

ACP Featured Programs

Wednesday, Oct. 18
ACP Spotlight: Michael James O'Brien SCADshow Artist's Talk #091

Friday, Oct. 20
ACP Marquee Event: John Waters "Low Definition" Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Theatre Artist's Talk #095

Saturday, Oct. 21
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Paul Graham Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Theatre Artist's Talk #100

Next Monday, Oct 23
ACP Film Series: "9 Days from my Window in Aleppo" Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum Film Screening #103

ACP Participating Venues

Tuesday, Oct. 17
"SAME DAY" and other photologues, Nicholas Muellner, Jason Francisco & Michael David Murphy, Emory University - White Hall Artist's Talk #090
"Unlimited Boundaries" Parish Kohanim Artist's Talk #089

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Landscapes & Interventions Hathaway Gallery Artist's Talk #026

Thursday, Oct. 19
Photography and the Artists Book: First Edition Fall Line Press Opening Reception #092
Picturing Justice 2017 Atlanta Legal Aid Society Artist's Reception #050
Socially Engaged Georgia State University - Kopleff Hall Panel Discussion #053
Seven Rivers Arnall Golden Gregory Artist's Reception #093

Friday, Oct. 20
'This Land is Your Land' SCAD Atlanta - Trois Gallery Exhibition #105
Girl in the Forest The B Complex Exhibition #094

Saturday, Oct. 21
Nine: A photographer's collective pb&j gallery Artist's Reception #101
Forty Years of the Atlanta Jazz Festival in Photographs: Artist Talk and Closing Reception Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery Closing Reception & Artist's Talk #096
New Growth Blue Heron Nature Preserve Artist's Talk #097
The Collectors Eye – Masters of 20th Century Photography Lumiere Lecture #098
Atlanta Photographic Society Exhibition Artists Atelier of Atlanta Artist's Reception #099
World in Motion Hapeville Depot Museum and Shipping Container Art Galleries Art Walk #102
Girl in the Forest The B Complex Opening Reception #094

The Soul of Philanthropy – ACP Open Exhibition Award Winners

photo by Eliza Gallant - Paideia School

This year, the ACP Open Exhibition had a themed category, where participants were asked to consider the question: "What does giving back look like in my community?" Our friends at The Soul of Philanthropy pitched the question, and below are the winning entries. (Don't forget to check out the The Soul of Philanthropy exhibition on Nov. 1st at Auburn Avenue Research Library!)

Check out the winner's gallery, now with photographs of the winners!

1st Place: Eliza Gallant (photo above)
Paideia School
2nd Place: Henry Anthoine
Peachtree Charter Middle School – Grade 7
3rd Place: Kaylin Vidal
Woodward Academy – Grade 8
Honorable Mention: Julia Jarratt
Woodward Academy – Grade 8


ACP 2017 Open Exhibition Winners

Latavia Davis - 1st Place - High Schools (Langston Hughes High School)
Big thanks to Dustin Chambers for judging this year's ACP Open Exhibition at Binders. We set a new record of 21 participating High Schools this year, with 277 participating photographers! Check out the winner's gallery, now with photographs of the winners! Without further ado:

Viewer's Choice: Justin Lowe
Critic's Choice: Chanda Williams

Best Use of Color: Susana Padron Ledesma - Cross Keys High School
Best Use of B&W: Isabel Pittman - Paideia High School
Best School: Grady High School

1st - Hank Margeson
2nd - James Hobby - Lou Walker Senior Center
3rd - Cleveland Whitehead, Jr. - Lou Walker Senior Center

Adult, 19 and Over:
1st - Chanda Williams
2nd - Holly White
3rd - Brook Hewitt

High School:
1st - Latavia Davis - Langston Hughes High School
2nd - Jackson Markovic - Grady High School
3rd - Nicolas Villamil - Paideia High School

Middle School and Under:
1st - Jackson Dana - Woodward Academy Middle School
2nd - Ashlynn Smith
3rd - Eve Gelber - Woodward Academy Middle School

Honorable Mention:
Kate Waters - Holy Innocents High School
Allissa Stanley - Grady High School

Best Interpretation of Theme will be revealed in separate post. Thanks!


Seeking Volunteers for ACP Photobook Fair

We've had last-minute cancellations and could use a few volunteers this weekend for the ACP 2017 Photobook Fair. Here are the details; please sign-up here and let us know if you can assist! Thanks!

Saturday 14th
1.5 hours 8:30am – 10am
Both volunteers will be greeting guests, assisting with setting up the tables, chairs, putting tablecloth on tables, placing table stanchions on tables, putting water bottles on tables, assisting vendors who may be alone in bringing in materials and other light duties as needed.
Sunday 15th
1 hour 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Both volunteers will assist vendors with clearing their tables. You will also assist ACP staff with breaking down the tables & chairs, removing linens and light clean-up.

ACP Photobook Fair
Hathaway Gallery
887 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318


This Week With ACP (Oct. 9)

"La leçon d'amour," 2008. © Mickalene Thomas; courtesy the artist, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong and Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

ACP Featured Programs

Thursday, Oct. 12
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Marilyn Minter at Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Theatre Artist's Talk #080

Saturday, Oct. 14 & Sunday, Oct. 15
ACP Photobook Fair at Hathaway Gallery Photobook Fair #086

ACP Participating Venues

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Ivorian at The Art Institute of Atlanta Exhibition #085
Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain at DeKalb History Center Museum Artist's Reception #078
The South in Color at Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House Artist's Talk #018

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Mugunga III: The Visual Politics of Photographing Displacement in the Congo at The AIDS Memorial Quilt Visitor Center Panel Discussion #200
A Photographers Journey in Search of Light / A Retrospective at Larry Marchant Gallery Artist's Reception #054
Conversation with New York Photographer Hugo Fernandes at Emory University-Robert W. Woodruff Library Artist's Talk #079

Thursday, Oct. 12
Works by Lucinda Bunnen: Featuring Weathered Chromes, Hatcher's Pond and All About Trees at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, West Wing Gallery Artist's Reception #207

Friday, Oct. 13
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête at Georgia Museum of Art Opening Reception #083
21st Annual Roswell Photo Society Open Juried Exhibit – Juried by Barbara Griffin at Roswell Visual Arts Center Opening Reception #084
More to the Story: Decolonizing Love at Hi-Lo Press Artist's Reception #082
Ivorian at The Art Institute of Atlanta Artist's Reception #085
Soul Captures at Westview Studios Artist's Talk & Reception #203

Saturday, Oct. 14
A Photographers Journey in Search of Light / A Retrospective at Booth Western Art Museum Artist's Talk #054
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition at Booth Western Art Museum Artist's Talk #012
Art In The Yard, Part Deux at 630 Kensington Farm Dr. Open House #087
Through a Glass, Darkly at Different Trains Gallery Artist's Talk #069
Girls Click: Artist Choice Exhibit by Women In Focus at Digital Arts Studio Artist's Reception #088
Atlanta Photographic Society 2017 Salon at First Baptist Church of Decatur Artist's Reception #048

“Picturing Justice” (and more) on WABE with Lois Reitzes

Yesterday, ACP Board Member Mary Stanley spoke to Lois Reitzes at WABE about the exhibition "Picturing Justice," currently on view at Atlanta Legal Aid. The discussion also includes a chat with Ryan Vizzions about his incredible reportage at Standing Rock.

1:08: Lois Reitzes speaks with Mary Stanley, the owner of the Mary Stanley Studio and curator of “Picturing Justice,” an exhibit on view now, along with photographers Maura Friedman, Carlos Javier Ortiz and Elyse Blennerhassett;

17:16: Myke Johns speaks with director Rebeka Suellah and actors Rebeca Robles and Robert Bryan Davis about their production of “Blackbird,” which deals with the difficult story of a man and woman confronting their relationship when he was 40 and she was 12;

34:15: Reitzes speaks with photographer Ryan Vizzions about his work at Standing Rock. Some of his photos are on display in a group exhibit called “STAND: A Visual Dialogue on Justice.”"
(Transparency: Michael David Murphy, who created this post, has work included in "Picturing Justice.")


Festival Guide – Updated Listing #062

Jesse Pratt Lopez
There's a change of venue and time with "Atlanta Celebrates [QPOC] Photography" (listing #062) and it might affect your weekend plans. Southern Fried Queer Pride has curated a show at 368 on Ponce, and the opening is Saturday night from 6-10PM.

Please adjust your plans accordingly, and thanks!


Artist’s Talks and Book-signings During ACP Photobook Fair, Oct. 14 & 15

As we prepare for the ACP Photobook Fair at Hathaway Gallery on Oct. 14 & 15, we wanted to share with you the schedule of artist's talks and book-signings, below!

Saturday, Oct. 14th
Artist's Talks: 
11AM - Brandon Thibodeaux
12PM - Jenny Sampson
1PM - Inbal Abergil
2PM - Louie Palu
3PM - Chuck Hemard

12PM - Brandon Thibodeaux @ Red Hook Editions
1PM - Bill Yates @ Fall Line Press
2PM - Inbal Abergil / Jenny Sampson / Chuck Hemard @ Daylight Books
3PM - Louie Palu @ Yoffy Press; Jeff Rich @ Fall Line Press

Sunday, Oct. 15th
Artist's Talks:
1PM - Forest McMullin & Laurie Shock
2PM - Jeff Rich
3PM - Bill Yates

Review Your Photobook Project with Daylight’s Michael Itkoff

In addition to the ACP Photobook Fair on Oct. 14th & 15th, Daylight's Michael Itkoff will be able to meet one-on-one with three local photographers to discuss their projects.

If you were looking for a chance to have your work seen by a photobook publisher, this is your chance!

There are three 20-minute slots available (at 25$ a slot), and you may sign-up now!


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