Events at Participating Venues in Early August

While the festival doesn't officially kick-off until October, there are plenty of events in September, and even a few this week, in August! Here's a quick snapshot of events through the end of this weekend:

© Travis Rhodes

Roswell Photo Society Juried Exhibit Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Exhibition: Aug. 1st through Aug 1st, 2018 @ Greater North Fulton Chamber / 11605 Haynes Bridge Rd., Alpharetta, 30009

Scott Cunningham - From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim
Opening Reception: Thurs., Aug 3rd, 7-10pm, Westside Cultural Arts Center / 760 10th St., NW, Atlanta
RSVP Required

© Sinziana Velicescu, North Hollywood, CA, 2015, Archival Inkjet Print, 28”x28”

Fast Forward // Rewind
Opening Reception: Fri., Aug. 4th, 6-9pm @ MOCA GA / 75 Bennett St., Atlanta, 30309
Tickets required

© Tiffany Smith

"Sistagraphy presents New & Emerging Artists" an exhibition juried by Michi Meko
Opening Reception: Sat., Aug. 5th, 5-7pm, @ West End Performing Arts Center / 945 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd., SW, Atlanta 30310

© Peter Essick

Fernbank Forest: Designed by Nature
Exhibition: Sat., Aug. 5th through Nov. 12th @ Fernbank Museum of Natural History / 767 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta 30307


RSVP for Opening Reception of “Scott Cunningham – From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim”

Over the Spring, ACP had the pleasure of working with the Atlanta Hawks and their photographer for the last 40 years, Scott Cunningham, on an exhibition of Scott's work: "From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim."

The exhibition's opening reception is Thursday, August 3rd, from 7-10pm at Westside Cultural Arts Center, and will feature over fifty examples from Scott Cunningham's career. See you there! (RSVP required.)


Call for Entries: APG’s “Gregory Harris Selects”, due Aug. 6th

"APG is now taking submissions for Gregory Harris Selects, our feature exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the month-long, citywide photography festival. The exhibition will be juried by the High Museum assistant photography curator Gregory Harris, and the show will be featured in the ACP Festival Guide. The Virginia Twinam Smith Award is an important part of this exhibition. APG will offer two artists one $500 award each for the purchase of their photograph for acquisition into the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)."

Paul Graham’s “Whiteness of the Whale” now on view at High Museum of Art, through Oct. 22nd


Pete Souza, on 8 years as White House photographer

White House photographer Pete Souza has a new book in production, slated for publication in November and he's been making some public appearances.

Here's a recent half-hour conversation at Ohio University:

ACP 2017 Festival Guide Listings Close – Friday, June 30th at Midnight!

ACP Festival Guide deadline
Friday, June 30th, midnight

A friendly reminder that the deadline to participate in ACP 2017 (as an artist, venue, or both!) is approaching.

We're so excited to see what everyone has planned for October!


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“Inspired Georgia” – Finalist in Georgia Author of the Year Awards (Specialty Book Category)

On Saturday, "Inspired Georgia," the dual-anthology of Georgia poets & photographers, was awarded as a finalist in the Georgia Author of the Year Awards! We'd like to thank all the contributing photographers to the project, Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Humanities Council, University of Georgia Press, and our fellow editors, Judson Mitcham & Karen Paty.

It was a great evening. We shook hands with the Congressman of ACP's home district, John Lewis, who won the memoir category for his incredible "March" trilogy. Inspired Georgia came in 2nd to a stablemate, of sorts, "Historic Rural Churches of Georgia" by Sonny Seals & George S. Hart (with a forward by President Carter), which was also published by University of Georgia Press.

If you want a "finalist" sticker for your book, let us know! ; )


Amy Elkins’ Portrait Project in Georgia

You might appreciate these new photographs (Wallflower II) that NY-based photographer Amy Elkins has been making in Georgia over the past year.

"In a continuing exploration into the many nuances of gender identity and masculinity, Wallflower II, turns the camera to masculine identifying individuals from a spectrum of backgrounds. Much like Wallflower (shot between 2006-2008), the portraits stem from an ongoing intrigue regarding masculine identity when stripped of personal context - sitting bare within a constructed, impermanent environment. Unlike Wallflower, which aimed the lens at cisgender men almost entirely photographed in my personal space, Wallflower II explores a much broader sense of masculine identity- shot in the personal space of strangers in urban and rural Georgia upon first meeting and found through online calls / searches surrounding ideas of masculinity and gender in the American South. The work aims to confront socially constructed ideas and standards surrounding both gender and masculinity, vulnerability and beauty."

SAVE THE DATE – ACP Auction Gala, Oct. 7th, 2017

We're pleased to announce the ACP 2017 Auction Gala will be held at the Porsche Experience Center on October 7th, 2017. To find out when tickets go on sale, please sign-up for our email list!


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