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."

Ongoing Exhibitions

© Harry Callahan @ Lumiere

It may be November, but here's a list of all the exhibitions that are currently on view at participating #acpfest venues. Catch them while you still can!

Ending in November:
"Knowing and Not Knowing" by Beth Lilly, through Nov 8 at Swan Coach House Gallery
Gregory Harris Selects, through Nov 11 at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Socially Engaged, through Nov 11 at Ernest G. Welch Galleries @ GSU
Black Outlined Blue, through Nov 12 Sacred Thread Yoga
Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition, through Nov 12 at Booth Western Art Museum
Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature, through Nov 12 at Fernbank Museum of Natural History
APG @ ATL: The Airport Show, through Nov 15 at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
Ivorian, through Nov 17 at The Art Institute of Atlanta
One Glass Eye, through Nov 18 at Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
Cityscapes, through Nov 19 at Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library
The Time is Right - Celebrating the unsung heroes of Atlanta working for justice, through Nov 19 at Center for Civil and Human Rights
Nine: A photographer's collective, through Nov 22 at pb&j gallery
Joseph Guay - DUEL // DUAL, through Nov 25 Westside Cultural Arts Center
Specter, through Nov 26 ArtLab Gallery
The South in Color, through Nov 26 Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House
Double Vision, through Nov 30 at Chattahoochee Nature Center
Human Tribe, through Nov 30 at Pace Academy Fine Arts Center
Vesna Pavlovic', Lost Art, through Nov 30 at The Columbus Museum

Ending in December:
Ritual and Ruin: Tableaux of a Lost War, through Dec 1 at Atlanta Preservation Center - The Grant Mansion
New Growth, through Dec 2 at Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Photography and the Artists Book: First Edition, through Dec 2 at Fall Line Press
Weathering Time by Nancy Floyd in whitespace - In Fathomless Water by Sara Morton in whitespec, through Dec 2 at Whitespace Gallery
Visualization: The Art of Seeing, through Dec 14 at Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association
The Collectors Eye – Masters of 20th Century Photography, through Dec 16 at Lumiere
Dennis Dinneen: Small Town Portraits, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Karen Knorr: New Work, through Dec 23 at Jackson Fine Art
Works by Lucinda Bunnen: Featuring Weathered Chromes, Hatcher's Pond and All About Trees, through Dec 23 at Steffen Thomas Museum of Art, West Wing Gallery
Celebration of Culture Exhibit by Selected Members of the Roswell Photographic Society, through Dec 29 at Roswell City Hall
Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain, through Dec 30 at DeKalb History Center Museum
Water Flow, through Dec 30 at Akasa Salon
"Ghosts and other Visions" new work by Kate Breakey, through Dec 31 at Brickworks Gallery

Ending in 2018:
Muse: Mickalene Thomas Photographs and tête-à-tête, through Jan 7 at Georgia Museum of Art
‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss, through Jan 7 at Michael C. Carlos Museum
'This Land is Your Land', through Jan 13 at SCAD Atlanta - Trois Gallery
The Soul of Philanthropy Atlanta, through Jan 22 at Auburn Avenue Research Library
EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will, through May 25 at David J. Sencer CDC Museum
Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, through Aug 1 at Greater North Fulton Chamber
Roswell Photographic Society Exhibit featuring the Architecture of Roswell, through Aug 16 at Anna Lee's
Atlanta Seen: A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS), through Sep 1 at Emory University Hospital Midtown

This Week w/ ACP – Oct. 31

© Nancy Floyd

ACP Participating Venues

Tuesday, Oct. 31
Human Tribe Pace Academy Fine Arts Center Exhibition #111

Wednesday, Nov. 1
The Soul of Philanthropy Atlanta Auburn Avenue Research Library Exhibition #112

Thursday, Nov. 2
Picturing Justice Atlanta Legal Aid Lunchtime Artist's Talk from Michael David Murphy #050

Friday, Nov. 3
The Personal Photographic Project - A Weekend Master Class with Tim Barnwell & Mark Maio Lumiere - The Galleries of Peachtree Hills Workshop #113
Weathering Time by Nancy Floyd - In Fathomless Water by Sara Morton Whitespace Gallery Opening Reception #114

Friday, Nov. 10
Visualization: The Art of Seeing Gilmer Arts and Heritage Association Opening Reception #204

Thursday, Nov. 30
Vesna Pavlovic', Lost Art The Columbus Museum Community Slideshow #071
Human Tribe Pace Academy Fine Arts Center Artist's Talk #111

Street View Photography from Doug Rickard through Jacqui Kenny

After seeing Google's promotion today of Jacqui Kenny's @streetview.portraits project, we wrote a little bit about Street View-based photography projects, and discovered two projects that used the exact same screen-grab.

This Week With ACP – Oct. 22!

© Tom Griscom

This Week With ACP: Short Films from Syria, PHOTOBATTLE and more!

It's the last full week of the festival, and we're ramping-up for Friday night's PHOTOBATTLE / ACP Closing Party.

Please get your free tickets for Monday's ACP Film Series and Friday's closing party so you'll be on the list! As always, there are some great events at participating #acpfest venues. Please check them all out, below!

ACP Featured Programs

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

Friday, Oct. 27:
ACP Closing Party and PHOTOBATTLE! Ambient+Studio #106

Saturday, Oct. 28:
ACP Open Exhibition Binders Art Supplies and Frames - Ponce City Market Closing Reception & Awards #109


ACP Participating Venues

Thursday, Oct. 26:
'This Land is Your Land' SCAD - Trois Gallery Opening Reception #105
An Evening With Ervin A. Johnson Atlanta Photography Group Gallery Artist's Talk #104

Friday, Oct. 27:
Girl in the Forest The B Complex Closing Reception #094
With Animals Pace Academy Fine Arts Center Closing Reception #107

Saturday, Oct. 28:
Joseph Guay - DUEL // DUAL Westside Cultural Arts Center Artist's Talk #075
The Time is Right - Celebrating the unsung heroes of Atlanta working for justice Center for Civil and Human Rights Film Screening & Exhibition #108
Doomsday Believer Kibbee Gallery Closing Reception #066
The Crinste Family Clarkston Community Center Artist's Reception #110

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!

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