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Help Us Find THE FENCE a New Home!

After an incredibly successful four-year run on the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail, THE FENCE finds itself in need of a new home for October.

What we need:

1. An existing fence that spans a minimum of 700 feet (or proximate sections totaling at least 700 feet) for us to attach THE FENCE.
2. Must be in a safe, pedestrian-active zone (THE FENCE is not suitable for viewing from a car and is best seen on foot or bicycle).
 
If you know a great location in Fulton County, where THE FENCE can be presented in its entirety, please let us know.

Over the last four years, THE FENCE has showcased some of the world's best photography from an international call for entries (including The FENCE 2017 Juror's Choice winner, Atlanta's own Joshua McFadden).
 
As the largest public exhibition of photography in North America, THE FENCE will appear simultaneously in eight cities in 2018, including Brooklyn, Boston, Durham, Denver, Santa Fe, Sarasota, and Calgary.

ACP appreciates all the love, support & attention you've given THE FENCE on the Eastside Trail over the last four years. We look forward to showcasing THE FENCE in it's new location as we celebrate ACP's 20th anniversary this October!
 
Please fill out this form to let us know if you can help find THE FENCE a new home!
 
Regards and thanks,

- ACP

Jutoria’s Lily Pads

© Jutoria
We want to see your incredible photographs and this week we're sharing Jutoria's lily pads.

Catch-up with Jutoria here: Web | Instagram

Previous entries:
Stephanie Eley & Billy Weeks
John Fulton & Dustin Grau

Share your incredible photograph with ACP today!



A Call to Action


Getting started is difficult. Sometimes we need to be jarred into action. That's what Ross Oscar Knight captured in this photo from Haiti, where an elder is blowing a conch shell to wake up his mountain community that was without electricity and running water.

We are fortunate that Atlanta Celebrates Photography has plenty of electricity and water. We have a different call to action. We need your support to continue creating encounters with photography that enrich people's lives.

Please help us get started by supporting ACP with a gift today.

(Photo from Ross Oscar Knight)

Two (more) Incredible Photographs!

© Stephanie Eley

© Billy Weeks - "82 year old Lilly Martinez, in front of her house with her horse near Dolores, Honduras."

We want to see your incredible photographs and this week we're sharing Stephanie Eley's and Billy Weeks'.

Catch-up with both Stephanie and Billy's work here:
Stephanie Eley (new ACP board member): Web | Instagram
Billy Weeks: Web | Instagram

Previous entries: John Fulton and Dustin Grau

Share your incredible photograph with ACP today!



Student-Led Petition to Reverse Decision to End Gwinnet Tech Photography Program

Gwinnett Tech students have created a petition in support of the photography program at their school, which has been terminated. We urge you to take a look at the comments of students (and former graduates) on the page, and do whatever you can to support Gwinnett Tech photography students and faculty.

ACP has both roots and current ties to students and teachers at Gwinnett Tech, and values the quality & specificity of what the program offers. Oversight of Gwinnett Tech is through the Technical College System of Georgia.

"Recently the President of Gwinnett Technical College, Dr. Glen Cannon, announced the termination of the Photography program. There was no indication it was coming, nor why it happened. It is our hope that with enough signatures the school board will reconsider the decision. This program is a wonderful program that has produced 100's of talented artist, many of whom are well known in the their field. Please sign this petition to stand with us and save not only the Photography Program at Gwinnett Tech, but to help remind people how important the arts and creativity are to the world."
"Photography has never been more accessible than it is now given the proliferation of cell phones. But camera in hand does not a skilled photographer make. The technical skill and knowledge required to master photography make a program like this critical. Please, GTC, reconsider this devastating and shameful decision. - Debbie S."
"This is a solid program with a great track record and legacy. Supporting the arts takes courage in today's academic and budgetary environment. Stay strong, GTC! - Bill M."

Blake Burton’s New Book on Ponce City Market – Artist’s Talk, May 30

Two Incredible Photographs!

© John Fulton

© Dustin Grau
We've been impressed with the photos we've been receiving in our current search for incredible photographs to feature on acpinfo.org. Both John Fulton and Dustin Grau sent in the two photographs above (post-storm skyline and a rooster!) which are now being featured on our homepage.

Catch-up with both John and Dustin's work here:
John Fulton: Web | Instagram
Dustin Grau: Web | Instagram

Share your incredible photograph with ACP today!



ACP Festival Guides & Getting Ready for ACP 2018 – Our 20th Year!

It's our 20th year, and there's no time like the present to think about how you can participate (as an artist, or a venue) in ACP 2018!

If you're planning an exhibition for later this year, taking a look at ACP Festival Guides from past years can be a big help. There are lists of venues you can contact, and generally, they offer a great way to understand the scale and scope of what it means for Atlanta to Celebrate Photography!

Here are the last few years of Festival Guides, in PDF form. Have a look - we hope they inspire you to participate in 2018. We'll be open for receiving your listing(s) for the ACP Festival Guide in May, and the deadline will be in late-June. The price to create a listing will remain unchanged from 2017 - $160, a bargain to be part of the country's largest annual community-based photography festival!

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We Want to Feature Your Incredible Photographs

ACP has spent the last 20 years working to be a helpful resource for Georgia photographers and photo-related businesses, and we are rabid fans of the incredible photographic talent in our community.

Over the years, we've amassed an archive of photographs documenting ACP events and programs, and while they're good pictures, these images don’t convey the breadth and quality of talent in our area.

To remedy this, we’d really like to showcase YOUR photographs, on the ACPinfo.org homepage, for example. With over 30,000 people visiting our site annually, we want to make sure they see your work in addition to pictures of people enjoying and attending ACP programs!

Of course, you will be given proper photo credit, and we will even link to your site. Rest assured we will never use your image in any commercial (for profit) context.

If you're a Georgia-based photographer and would like to submit some images for consideration, please use the form here:

ACP Open Call for Incredible Photographs


Thank you!



Recycle Your Camea Gear for Earth Day!

Recycle Your Camera Gear for Earth Day!

Bodies! Lenses! Bags! Tripods! It's a great time to refresh and clean your closets of cameras and equipment, plus, your gear can help support ACP.

Drop-off your gear at Brickworks Gallery, Abernathy Arts Center or Southwest Arts Center.  Please see hours and availability below.

Brickworks Gallery
686-A Greenwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
912-596-3147
Contact: Laura Adams
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 22nd, 12-6pm

Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road SW
Atlanta GA 30331
404-613-3220
Contact: Cheryl Odeleye
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 8:30am – 5pm
 
Abernathy Art Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
404-613-6173
Contact: Laura Marie Martin
Camera Recycle dates: April 18th – April 20th, 9am – 5pm
 
A very special thank you to Brickworks Gallery, Fulton County Arts and Culture, and KEH for making this happen!

- ACP


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