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!

Tom Myer vs. Marilyn Nieves
A.D. Clark vs A.D. Jones

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This Week With ACP – Sept. 18th

© Amanda Greene

Here are the events that are happening This Week (through Monday, the 25th) at participating #acpfest venues. Below, you'll also find a list of exhibitions that are currently on view!

This Week With ACP

Wed., Sept. 20th:
Click Colombia 2017 Colombian Consulate Opening Reception #205

Fri., Sept. 22nd:
One Glass Eye MOCA GA Opening Reception #024
APG @ ATL: The Airport Show Hartsfield-Jackson Exhibition #023

Sat., Sept. 23rd:
EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will David J. Sencer CDC Museum Open House #005
SPACES: 3 Perspectives Keller Knapp Opening Reception #025
Landscapes & Interventions Hathaway Opening Reception #026

Sun., Sept. 24th:
Mayim Rabim: A Great Many Waters MACoM, Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah Artist's Talk #027

Mon., Sept. 25th:
Daniel Shea: “43-35 10th Street” Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design, GSU Artist's Talk #030
Celebration of Culture Exhibit by Selected Members of the Roswell Photographic Society Roswell City Hall Artist's Reception #028
Atlanta Seen: A Juried Exhibition by Members of the Southeastern Photographic Society (SPS) Emory University Hospital Midtown Exhibition #046
Celebration of Culture Exhibit by Selected Members of the Roswell Photographic Society Roswell City Hall Exhibition #028
Water Flow Akasa Salon Exhibition #029

Currently On View

Through Oct. 6th - The Buford Highway Glyphs @ 2 City Plaza #011
Through Oct. 6th - Collodion @ Art Institute of Atlanta #060
Through Oct. 7th - Little Worlds: A Work in Progress @ Fall Line Press #015
Through Oct. 14th - Fast Forward // Rewind @ Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia #006
Through Oct. 14th - Design by Nature @ Lumiere #019
Through Oct. 22nd - Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale @ High Museum of Art #008
Through Oct. 26th - Mayim Rabim: A Great Many Waters @ Metro Atlanta Community Mikvah #027
Through Oct. 27th - Mark Dorf "Translations" @ SCAD Atlanta - Gallery 1600 #058
Through Oct. 28th - PHOTOBUCKHEAD @ Buckhead Library #020
Through Oct. 28th - Follow Your Heart - Photography & Installations from Andrew Lyman @ Spruill Gallery #017
Through Oct. 29th - Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit @ Atlanta Friends Meeting #065
Through Oct. 31st - Atlanta Photographic Society Exhibition @ Artists Atelier of Atlanta #099
Through Nov. 2nd - ACP Public Art: THE FENCE @ Atlanta Beltline Eastside Trail #001
Through Nov. 2nd - ACP Public Art: The GEORGIA FENCE @ Atlanta Beltline Westside Trail Public Art #002
Through Nov. 4th - Jerry Siegel's "Black Belt Color" @ Spalding Nix Fine Art #202
Through Nov. 5th - Ansel Adams: The Masterworks @ Booth Western Art Museum #003
Through Nov. 19th - Cityscapes @ Hugh F. MacMillan Law Library #004
Through Nov. 12th - Booth Photography Guild Annual Exhibition @ Booth Western Art Museum #012
Through Nov. 12th - Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature @ Fernbank Museum of Natural History Exhibition #007
Through Nov. 26th - The South in Color @ Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House #018
Through Nov. 30th - Double Vision Chattahoochee @ Nature Center #072
Through Dec. 2nd - New Growth @ Blue Heron Nature Preserve #097
Through Dec. 30th - Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain @ DeKalb History Center Museum #078
Through Jan. 7th, 2018 - ‘And Something Magical Happened’: Baseball Photographs by Walter Iooss @ Michael C. Carlos Museum #013
Through May 25th, 2018 - EBOLA: People + Public Health + Political Will @ David J. Sencer CDC Museum #005
Through Aug. 1st, 2018 - Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit @ Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Greater North Fulton Chamber #010
Through Aug. 17th, 2018 - Roswell Photographic Society Exhibit featuring the Architecture of Roswell @ Anna Lee's #009
Through Sep. 11th, 2018 - 21st Annual Roswell Photo Society Open Juried Exhibit – Juried by Barbara Griffin @ Roswell Visual Arts Center #084

First Two Match-ups for PHOTO BATTLE! Oct. 27th at Ambient Studio

Here are the first two announced 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!

Umi Says vs. Tony Smart
Shelby Gordon vs. Demetrius Williams

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ACP 2017 Festival Guide Availability

ACP Festival Guides are currently available at these three locations (and many more!) Irma may play a role in whether or not guides are available until Wednesday, but on Wednesday we'll be able to restock these locations. Which is to say, if any of these locations are out of stock, give us a call at the office (404.634.8664), and we can give you a stack, or a box (until ours run out).

Please know that the printed ACP Festival Guides can contain information that's out-of-date, and for best results, visit the ACP Festival Guide for the most up-to-date info, as some event listings have changed, and there are additional online-only listings as well. Thanks!

The Atlanta School of Photography
1135 Sheridan Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30324
Mon – Thu 9am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 12pm
(404) 996-6978

The Hathaway Contemporary Gallery
887 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 4 Atlanta, GA 30318
Tue – Fri 10am – 6pm, Sat 11am – 7pm
(470) 428-2061

Brick Works Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
Wed – Sat 12pm – 6pm
(912) 596-3147

Introducing “Everyday Atlanta”

Since the spring, we've been collaborating with Austin Merrill and Peter DiCampo's "Everyday Projects" to create "Everyday Atlanta," a positive, daily look at the ins-and-outs of life in our city.

In the first phase of the project this Spring, we worked with two local high schools (Riverwood & Tri-Cities) on how students can use photography to dispel stereotypes. Over the summer, the project has moved to Instagram at @everyday_atlanta for its second, more public phase.

A current list of participating photographers in @everyday_atlanta includes:

Audra Melton - @audramelton
Billy Howard - @billyhowardfoto
Enrique Samson - @enriquesamson
Kevin D. Liles - @kevindliles
Marilyn Suriani - @mar618
Matthew Rond - @matthewrond
Robert "Q." Oliver - @film_god
Rachel LaCour Niesen - @rachellacour
Raymond McCrea Jones - @raymondmccrea

The third phase will be a public installation on MARTA, weaving together the 1st two phases, coming Oct. 1st!

(Photos above by @film_god, @audramelton, and @billyhowardfoto.)


Three Upcoming Events at #acpfest Participating Venues

There are three ACP events at participating venues over the weekend, and into the beginning of next week. Click the photos below for more info!
© Rob Amberg (detail)
Opening reception for Rob Amberg's "Little Worlds: A Work in Progress" at Fall Line Press, Friday, Sept. 8th, 6:30-8:30

© Jerry Siegel (detail)
Opening reception for Jerry Siegel's "Black Belt Color" at Spalding Nix - Friday, Sept. 8th 6-8PM

© Helen DeRamus (detail)
Exhibition open (by appointment) New Growth at Blue Heron Nature Preserve, starting Sept. 11th


ACP Statement about “The Georgia FENCE” at Art on the BeltLine

"ACP is dedicated to enriching the Atlanta community with photography of all kinds, from fine art to documentary. We realize in our passion to spread the love of photography and the powerful messages it can convey, it is important to provide context and choose venues with thought and care.

We missed the mark with the way our Georgia Fence project on the BeltLine’s Westside Trail was introduced to the community and want to apologize to the community and to the photographer. The work in question depicts a wonderful program that introduces dogs to inmates in the Fulton County Jail. The program is designed to benefit both the animals, who are from shelters, and the inmates, who build confidence and viable job skills.

ACP is a diverse organization with events and exhibits that celebrate many different ethnic and cultural communities. When we get it right, we bring people together. We look forward to continuing the conversation with all members of our community and will always strive to be a positive force for bringing people together through art and the dialogue it can create."

ACP 2017 Festival Guide (PDF) & Online-Only Listings

While our online ACP 2017 Festival Guide will be the definitive up-to-date reflection of the Festival, a PDF is available of the printed Festival Guide, which will arrive at the end of the month. Happy to have Marilyn Minter's "Torrent" grace the cover this year. Come see her ACP Lecture Series talk at the Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Theater, on October 12th!

If you missed the printed Festival Guide deadline this spring, and would still like to have an event or exhibition in the Festival, please sign-up before Sept. 8th, so we can include you in the online Festival Guide, the forthcoming iPhone app, and all of our promotions. Sign-up is here:



Mark Caceres opening at Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Thursday, 6-9PM


The Georgia FENCE, now on the Atlanta BeltLine’s Westside Trail!

The Georgia FENCE is now installed on the Atlanta BeltLine's Westside Trail, featuring the work of Casey Brown, Blake Burton, Fernando Decillis, Andrew Feiler, Nick Gruenberg, Patrick Heagney, Kelly Kline, Paige McFall, Dorothy O'Connor & Michael Reese.

Glad to see The Georgia FENCE back in Atlanta after touring cities across Georgia during 2016! Here's a map to the location:, which is at the MLK Jr. Dr. SW crossing.


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