Myrtie Cope’s Box Seats – Fox Theatre

Myrtie Cope
Box Seats – Fox Theatre
12×18, Archival pigment print
Edition 1/5, signed on verso

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From Myrtie Cope’s ongoing series, “Second Act”, a striking chronicle of Southern theatres, this image of the Fox Theatre is an homage to architecture and performance spaces. Cope photographs in a distinctly architectural manner while portraying the meaning of place.



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Myrtie Cope's series, “Second Act,” examines the unique architecture of the South’s historic theaters. After photographing the Moorish architectural details of Atlanta’s The Fox Theatre, Myrtie decided to research and photograph other architecturally significant, early 20th century movie palaces in the South.

Many of these historic theaters did not survive the advent of television and the rise of suburban multiplex theaters. Most of them closed their doors and were demolished, but some have been rescued and restored to their former glory. They are now treasured and vibrant centers for the performing arts and movie screening. Focusing on each theater’s intricate architectural details and using black and white processing, Myrtie’s goal is to celebrate these unique spaces and create an awareness of the importance of restoration of these historic edifices.

Myrtie Cope is an Atlanta photographer with a focus on architecture and nature. Myrtie completed the Summer Intensive and Advanced Intensive certificate program at Rocky Mountain School of Photography. She has photographs in several collections around Atlanta including the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport, Emory University Hospital, Emory Midtown Hospital, The Huntley on Park Avenue, and Broadstone Yards.