APG Presents Push-Pin, Friday, Jan. 12!

"PUSH-PIN Party & Exhibition: Join APG and Atlanta School of Photography for the 31st Annual PUSH-PIN party, where photographers are invited to pin up their best prints at one of our biggest events of the year. Enjoy food, beverages, and unique party features before the announcement of first, second, and third place prizes. Registration for artists begins at 6:30pm, and doors open at 7pm. For more information, visit: The Atlanta Photography Group."

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This year, our ACP Public Art project "Everyday Atlanta" on MARTA featured the work of high school students from Riverwood and Tri-Cities, and our Open Exhibition included students from 23 schools (and 300 photographers) across the metro-ATL area.

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Recent Interviews with Pete Souza

If you appreciated the ACP Lecture Series event with Pete Souza during the festival, you might appreciate these recent interviews where he fleshes-out the story he told in Atlanta in October. His book is in its 3rd week in the top slot of the New York Times Bestseller list.

- Most recently, Souza sat down with Mike Pesca (Dec. 5th) over on The Gist (9 minutes in, link is time-stamped) where he spoke about his five-plus years in the Reagan administration, and more.

- Here's Souza with David Axelrod (episode 196), where Souza added more detail to how things were in the early days of the Obama administration.

- Souza appears in the middle section of "Pod Save America" (44 minutes in, link not time-stamped) with pals Jon Favreau and Dan Pfeiffer.

(Photo detail above, by John E. Ramspott)

[Call for Entries] Sandy Springs Conservancy Photo Contest

”Photographers of all ages and experience levels are invited to enter the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest. Whether you are a student shutterbug, an adult hobbyist, or a professional photographer, residents in the State of Georgia are eligible to win prizes with their submitted digital photos of Sandy Springs parks, greenspace, and trails. Two adult-level winners will each earn $500 and one ticket to the Conservancy’s prestigious Thought Leaders Dinner in spring 2018. Two student-level winners will each win $100. The contest offers two themes to inspire entrants with their digital photos: nature and family fun.

Since 2000, the nonprofit Sandy Springs Conservancy has developed innovative partnerships to create, conserve, and connect parks and greenspace in Sandy Springs. From the Morgan Falls Overlook Park, the Abernathy Playable Art Park, and the Lost Corner Preserve to the upcoming city park at City Springs, the parks, greenspaces, and trails championed by the Sandy Springs Conservancy have enhanced the quality of life for city residents and visitors. The Conservancy also organizes family events, trail clean-ups with volunteers, and forums to engage the public about these amazing sites.

Sandy Springs Conservancy Executive Director Melody Harclerode notes, “Now with the Conservancy’s Digital Photo Contest, Georgia residents can explore the parks, greenspace, and trails in Sandy Springs, and can celebrate the natural beauty and the opportunities for family fun at these places with their captivating images.” The deadline for the Sandy Springs Conservancy Digital Photo Contest submissions is December 16th at 11:59 PM."

Paris Photo 2017 Artist’s Talks

Artist's talks (and interviews & conversations) from this year's Paris Photo are now available, and many of them are in English. Here are a few selections; best bet is to visit Paris Photo's Vimeo.

Conversation with Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright, Dec. 1, High Museum of Art

"Don’t miss this special evening inspired by the High’s exhibition “A Fire That No Water Could Put Out”: Civil Rights Photography. Dr. Doris Derby and Sheila Pree Bright will discuss how they have documented their experiences with the civil rights movement through photography. Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell will moderate the conversation.

Dr. Doris Derby is an activist, documentary photographer, and professor of anthropology at Georgia State University. She was a working member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), co-founder of the Free Southern Theater, and founding director of the Office of African-American Student Services and Programs at Georgia State University.

Sheila Pree Bright is an award-winning Atlanta-based photographer whose series include Plastic Bodies, Suburbia, Young Americans, and 1960Who.

Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, President of Spelman College, is dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and former Associate Provost for the Arts at New York University. She served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs from 1987 through 1991."

Support ACP on Georgia Gives Day, Nov. 28, for #givingtuesday!

Tuesday, Nov. 28th is Georgia Gives Day!

Support ACP's programming by making a contribution on Georgia Gives Day, and help make a difference!

"Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) produces the largest annual, community-oriented photography festival in the USA. Whether it's through photojournalism, fine art, or Instagram, photography is the most powerful storyteller of our era. Through exploring the possibilities of this fastest growing art form, ACP engages diverse audiences, promotes venues and supports the work of almost 1000 photographers, local and abroad. Join us as we explore the dynamic spaces where photography intersects with contemporary life and culture!"

Alison Wright – Public Lecture at Pace Academy, Wed., Nov. 29, 7pm

ACP 2017 Photography Auction Gala Photos

There are two places to access photos from this year's ACP Photography Auction Gala. If you want to quickly navigate and maybe even download pics, there's an album over on flickr.

If you'd like to tag yourself, your friends and quickly share, there's a gallery on Facebook.

APG Portfolio Review w/ Barbara Griffin & Beth Lilly – Nov. 18

"APG is pleased to announce its first Portfolio Review session! Participating artists will receive concise and constructive feedback on their personal portfolios. Each artist will receive a 30 minute review session with one of our two reviewers: APG Executive Director Beth Lilly and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Board President Barbara Griffin. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended."

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