As the largest annual month-long, city-wide photography festival in the US and a member of the international Festival of Light organization, ACP attracts many photo-lovers from all over the globe to Atlanta during the month of October; so plan your trip early.
Our auction & gala sells out every year and features Denise Bethel Former Chairman, Photographs, Sotheby's N.Y as auctioneer. It is a seated dinner, combined with a silent auction and an exciting live auction you won't want to miss.
There are over 100 photography events happening during the festival season. Come early to enjoy them before the big events, or stay a few days after and visit the many participating galleries, museums, libraries and arts centers exhibiting photographs during the festival. All are free and open to the public.
To assist you with your travels, we have assembled useful information about getting to Atlanta, getting around town and navigating the festival map.
Atlanta is home to the world’s busiest international airport, Hartsfield Jackson International. You can travel by rail on Amtrak directly into downtown Atlanta or drive into town from neighboring states using one of our three major interstates I-20, I-75 and I-85, which all come together in downtown Atlanta. Once in town, visitors can use our public transportation system MARTA, or a Taxi/Uber to get around. In Atlanta, fine dining, shopping and rich history creates a city with Southern charm.
Hartsfield-Jackson to Downtown via MARTA Map:
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Hear and meet leading photographers, educators, and curators during the ACP Lecture Series. Past speakers include Gregory Crewdson, Zoe Strauss, Vincent Laforet, Tierney Gearon, Alec Soth, Larry Sultan, Bruce Davidson, Lorna Simpson, Lauren Greenfield, Deborah Willis, Dan Winters, and more.
The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the US and beyond. There will be no ACP Portfolio Review in 2017, as we retool the program to create a new kind of offering for photographers' professional development.