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ACP Portfolio Walk
© ACP Portfolio Walk
ACP Portfolio Walk & Reception
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Other: Sat, Oct 12, 6pm - 8pm

Calling all photography lovers!
You are invited to view the work of the 51 photographers who came from all over the United States to participate in the ACP Portfolio Reviews. Here you can also meet the distinguished panel of reviewers.

This will be a great opportunity to see what is happening right now on the international photography scene. Get inspired, buy some great art directly from the artist, or make your next big discovery.

This event is free and open to the public.

Convenient parking on-street in metered spaces, or in the hotel parking deck.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30308  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 347-0944
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1510
ACP Listing #: 081

Dale Niles/Donna Rosser
© Dale Niles/Donna Rosser
Double Exposure
Dogwood Gallery
Featuring work by: Dale Niles, Donna Rosser

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 4, to Sat, Nov 16 2013

Two photographers, two views. With their different approaches, these southern photographers show us their interpretations of the world of everyday life with a new perspective.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 12, 7pm - 9pm

Dogwood Gallery
1175 Senoia Road
Suite N
Tyrone, GA 30290  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (770) 774-3524
web: http://dogwoodgallery.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1343
ACP Listing #: 082

Jan Kapoor
© Jan Kapoor
Women in Focus Portfolio Review
The Seen Gallery
Featuring work by: Women in Focus

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 12, to Thu, Nov 14 2013

Celebrating its 20th year, Women In Focus is presenting an exhibition of 4-6 photographers chosen by Jerry Cullum, renown Atlanta art critic and curator, at The Seen Gallery. Dedicated to supporting and promoting the photographic arts, this artist-initiated thriving organization of women begin in 1993 in Atlanta as a way for women to network, support each other and share ideas about photography. Women In Focus members range from amateurs and emerging artists to fine art professionals, all of whom share a passion for the photographic medium. Each Women In Focus photographer chosen for this exhibition will show a strong, cohesive body of work.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 12, 7pm

The Seen Gallery
415 Church Street
Decatur, GA 30030  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 12pm - 6pm
Fri, Sat: 12pm - 7pm
Sun: 1pm - 6pm
p: (404) 377-0733
web: http://www.theseengallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1457
ACP Listing #: 083

Images from Around Georgia
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Featuring work by: GA Nature Photographers Assn

Artists Reception: Sun, Oct 13, 5:30pm - 8pm

The Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA), in partnership with the Chattahoochee Nature Center (CNC,) is pleased to present a juried exhibition of exceptional wildlife, landscape and macro images. These images represent a sample of the best work from among the more than 250 members of the GNPA. The CNC, located adjacent to the Chattahoochee River with gardens, trails, and wildlife displays, will host the exhibition and reception.
The GNPA is dedicated to helping nature photographers of all skill levels improve their photography, learn and grow, meet other outdoor photographers, participate in great trips and events, help others understand the value of the natural world, and give focus to a special area of interest in photography.
Every third Thursday of the month the GNPA holds its monthly meeting at the Mansour Center located in Marietta. Please join the GNPA on Thursday October 17th at 7:00 for the monthly meeting and the companion ACP event. See www.gnpa.org or the festival guide for more details on this companion event.

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 21, to Fri, Dec 6 2013

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Road
Roswell, GA 30075  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (770) 992-2055
web: http://www.chattnaturecenter.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1353
ACP Listing #: 084

Lucinda Bunnen
© Lucinda Bunnen
Lucinda Bunnen: Georgia Portraits
Atlanta Preservation Center
Featuring work by: Lucinda Bunnen

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 18, to Fri, Dec 13 2013

Lucinda Bunnen: Georgia Portraits, a selection from her Movers and Shakers series curated by Constance Lewis and Jerry Cullum, presents 27 portraits of Atlantans and others who creatively shaped or re-defined the State’s political, art and business landscapes. Bunnen is at home in all these influential worlds and her formal portraits and snapshots capture intimate visual details of these high-profile figures, each one as imaginative and expressive as her photographs.

The mission of The Atlanta Preservation Center is to promote the preservation of Atlanta's architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy. The Center is located in the 1856 Lemuel P. Grant mansion which features a 680 square foot gallery in its Drawing Room. This gallery is host to exhibitions that underscore the Center’s mission. Its purpose is to demonstrate that the preserved environment is a valuable and inspirational part of the present.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 18, 6pm - 9pm

Panel Discussion: Sat, Oct 26, 3pm - 6pm


You are invited to a unique occasion that includes the artist, her subjects and those acquainted with the people in the photographs exhibited in Lucinda Bunnen: Georgia Portraits. The event’s conversations will be moderated by Randy Gue, Curator of Modern Political and Historical Collections, Maps and Rare Books Library, Emory University and include material from the curator Constance Lewis and essayists for the exhibit catalog; Mr. Gue, art critic Jerry Cullum and Executive Director of the Atlanta Preservation Center Boyd Coons.

Atlanta Preservation Center
327 St. Paul Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am - 2pm
Sun: 12am - 12am
p: (404) 688-3353
web: http://www.PreserveAtlanta.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1399
ACP Listing #: 085

Zack Arias
© Zack Arias
ACP Lecture Series: Zack Arias
Featuring work by: Zack Arias

Artists Talk: Wed, Oct 16, 7pm - 9pm

An Atlanta-based editorial and commercial photographer, Zack Arias has been making waves in the photography world with his straightforward and insightful approach not just behind the lens, but across the social media spectrum.


75 Bennett St NW
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 367-8700
web: http://mocaga.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1511
ACP Listing #: 086

Corinne Adams
© Corinne Adams
Sacred Pauses
Wing & A Prayer Studio
Featuring work by: Corinne Adams

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 17, to Sat, Oct 19 2013

An exhibition of small photographs...sacred pauses in life and landscape.

"Rest in the pause between breaths.
Pause in the rest between thoughts.
Bask in the space between words.
Stop in the stillness of a calm lake
and listen."
-- Julie Rappaport

Wing & A Prayer Studio
3725 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (678) 576-4450
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1372
ACP Listing #: 087

Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel
© Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel
ACP Lecture Series: Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Featuring work by: Deborah Willis

Artists Talk: Thu, Oct 17, 7pm - 9pm

Deborah Willis, Ph.D. is one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography and curators of African American culture. She is currently the Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment as a University Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She was a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fletcher Fellow, and a MacArthur Fellow. Dr. Willis is also a prolific author.

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the first institution in the southeast to present Dr. Willis’ nationally touring exhibition Posing Beauty in African American Culture (September 5 – December 7, 2013). This exhibition explores the ways in which our contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by photographers and artists working from 1890 to the present

For this event, Dr. Willis leads a conversation examining and challenging conventional perspectives on identity, beauty, cosmopolitanism, and community in Africa and the African Diaspora. She will also examine the relationship between beauty and politics and how such topics have shaped a new understanding of reading black culture from the antebellum period to the present.

This program is organized in partnership with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and is part of the Spelman College Ida B. Wells-Barnett Distinguished Lecture Series.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
350 Spelman Lane, Box 1526
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center
Atlanta, GA 30314  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 270-5607
web: http://www.spelman.edu/about-us/museum-of-fine-art
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1512
ACP Listing #: 088

Artist's Talk
Mansour Center
Featuring work by: GA Nature Photographers Assn

Artists Talk: Thu, Oct 17, 7pm - 9pm

Georgia Nature Photographers Association’s monthly program meeting with guest speaker and other nature photography features. See www.gnpa.org for program details.

The GNPA is dedicated to helping nature photographers of all skill levels improve their photography, learn and grow, meet other outdoor photographers, participate in great trips and events, help others understand the value of the natural world, and give focus to a special area of interest in photography. As part of the ACP festival the GNPA will also be presenting a juried exhibition of images representing a sample of the best work by the more than 250 members of the GNPA. Please see www.gnpa.org or the festival guide for more details on this companion event.

Mansour Center
995 Roswell St.
Marietta, GA 30060  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 701-0315
web: http://www.gnpa.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1479
ACP Listing #: 089

Vesna Pavlović
© Vesna Pavlović
Fabrics of Socialism
Featuring work by: Vesna Pavlović

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 18, to Sat, Nov 23 2013

Whitespace presents Fabrics of Socialism, Vesna Pavlović’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.

Fabrics of Socialism is the body of photographic work based on the research of an archive of black and white images found in the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. The archive is the visual record of the former Yugoslav president Josip Broz Tito’s career and his travels around the world and former Yugoslavia. Transforming the archive into a large theatrical set offers the way to discuss the photographic representation of history and collective memory of post WWII Yugoslavia. The tension between the archive’s private intention and its public display is central to the character of the archive’s photographic and historical representation. The works in the exhibition evoke a bygone socialist utopia and everydayness of monumental history.

Vesna Pavlović’s projects examine visual representations of specific cultural and political histories through the mechanism of photographic representation. Her photographic installations interrogate the impermanence of photographic archives and their preservation in advance of digital technologies. Photographic archives serve as a repository for a historically distinct, analog technology. Through a variety of strategies Vesna Pavlović expands the photographic image beyond its frame, traditional format, and the narrative.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 18, 7pm - 10pm

814 Edgewood Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
web: http://whitespace814.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1466
ACP Listing #: 090

Kathryn Kolb
© Kathryn Kolb
A Painterly Nature
Thomas Deans Fine Art
Featuring work by: Betty Edge, Kathryn Kolb

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 18, to Sat, Nov 9 2013

Atlanta photographers Kathryn Kolb and Betty Edge explore the "logos" and "pathos" of the painterly image. Both photographers turn their lenses to nature, but with very different results. Kolb is known for the rigorous formalism that underpins each of her images (which she most often prints using traditional techniques), revealing the poetry in nature's geometry. Edge is known for her nontraditional approach (in the past printing with billboard ink on highly reflective aluminum and most recently on an aluminum composite) to evoke both the transience and renewal of the natural world. Kolb's and Edge's photographs will be shown in conjunction with paintings by Stephen Pentak, whose landscapes also combine nontraditional methods and a highly formalized approach that is at times close to hieratic.

Opening Reception: Fri, Oct 18, 6pm - 8pm

Thomas Deans Fine Art
690 Miami Circle NE
Suite 905
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 814-1811
web: http://thomasdeansfineart.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1440
ACP Listing #: 091

Sheila Pree Bright
© Sheila Pree Bright
Project 1960
Downtown Atlanta
Featuring work by: Sheila Pree Bright

Other: Fri, Oct 18, to Sat, Oct 26 2013

Inspired by the Civil Rights Era, Sheila Pree Bright's new photographic series works as an innovative platform of American history never told. The project will function as an art exhibition and online campaign presented in effort to raise generational awareness of terroristic struggles, but more importantly to influence neighborhoods to think critically about community building as a team. Phase one of the ‘1960 WHO’ art street project will launch in Atlanta then travel to other locations in the country. Life-sized portraits of the Atlanta Student Movement will be display in the urban landscape as an art gallery on significant public walls in communities where acts of social injustices have transpired. The collection of portraits depict ordinary and grassroots people who placed their lives on the line during the Civil Rights Movement. They were the youth of the ‘1960s.’

Please see www.project1960.com for all the details.

Downtown Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30303  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.project1960.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1484
ACP Listing #: 092

Jennifer Saade
© Jennifer Saade
Portrait through Paintings
5Continents Boutique
Featuring work by: Atlanta Accueil

Exhibition: Tue, Oct 1, to Thu, Oct 31 2013

5Continents Boutique is opening its door to Atlanta Accueil group of Photographers. During the whole month of October, 5Continents Boutique will be the stop for francophone photographers to exhibit their works in an international environment.
The group will be showcasing Portraits through Paintings.

Open House: Fri, Oct 18

5Continents Soiree

Join the artists of Atlanta Accueil as they show case their works in an original little boutique for a evening. 5Continents Boutique will be serving drinks and bites.

5Continents Boutique
2986 Grandview Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed: 11am - 6pm
Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 841-7550
web: http://www.5Continents.us
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1371
ACP Listing #: 093

Evelyn Ahnrud
© Evelyn Ahnrud
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 19, 10am - 1pm

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you’ve ever taken or the best you’ve taken this week)! The general public, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate.

Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by the staff of Creative Loafing
Critic’s Choice
Viewer’s Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Black and White
Best High School
Youth under 12 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Teen 13 -18 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Adult (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Senior (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Photographs must be hung on Saturday September 28th between 10am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 26th between 10am and 1pm. Please bring photographs 11 x 14 or smaller. Framed photographs are not allowed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Showcase School, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Creative Loafing and KPMG.

Saturday, October 5th - open to the public (for viewing) from 10am – 1pm
Saturday, October 12th – CLOSED
Saturday, October 19th - open to the public (for viewing) from 10am – 1pm
Saturday, October 26th – photographs are removed this day 10am – 1pm

Photograph from My Atlanta Viewer's Choice Award Winner: Evelyn Ahnrud

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue (Park Entrance at 12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 10am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1503
ACP Listing #: 094

© Bianca
ACP Special Exhibition: "Teen Spirit"
Wing & A Prayer Studio

Closing Reception: Sat, Oct 19, 1pm - 4pm

Teens with chronic illnesses often find the hospital to be their second home. They visit frequently and, at times, are hospitalized for weeks or even months.
Teens at the Scottish Rite and Egleston campuses of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta express their emotions in a special photography program created by Atlanta Celebrates Photography. It’s an opportunity for them to take control of the camera, create portraits of one another, and then
share their thoughts in writings such as this:

“My name is Shuron, and I am the abnorm.
When you look at a person, you wonder how does that person get along with their day.
Normal is just a word. No one is normal
Everyone has a diagnosis. But no one’s diagnosis defines them.
What is really normal? Is normal a form of judgment?
Normal is just a setting on a washing machine.”

This exhibition is on view before the closing reception, on Thurs. & Fri., 10am-4pm.

This special exhibition, co-sponsored by Morris Manning and Martin, LLP., Charlotte Dixon, and Showcase Photographics, features both still portraits made by teens, and a video documentary of their creative work.

Wing & A Prayer Studio
3725 Powers Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30342  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (678) 576-4450
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1513
ACP Listing #: 095

Dave Marcus
© Dave Marcus
The Norton Arts Center
Featuring work by: David Foster, Kara Johnson, Dave Marcus, David McKenzie, Marla Puziss

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 19, 6pm - 11pm

This show features the work of five photographers, each with a unique take on photography as art. The opening reception will take place in the historic Norton Arts Center and will include food, drink, and live music. Featured photographers are David Foster, Kara Johnson, David McKenzie, Dave Marcus, and Marla Puziss. The gallery will also be open on the following Saturday, October 26 from 2pm to 6pm. Free admission.

Artists Reception: Sat, Oct 26, 2pm - 6pm


This show features the work of five photographers, each with a unique take on photography as art. The gallery will be open from 2pm to 6pm with several of the photographers available to discuss their work.

The Norton Arts Center
781 North Central Avenue
Hapeville, GA 30354  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 2pm - 6pm
p: (770) 314-6374
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1447
ACP Listing #: 096

Marc McElhaney
© Marc McElhaney
Atlanta Photographic Society
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
Featuring work by: Ruth Gogel, Marc McElhaney, Cheryl Slaughter, Clair Whitfield

Exhibition: Tue, Oct 1, to Fri, Oct 25 2013

This group exhibition showcases the creative photography of over a dozen Atlanta photographic Society members, both professional and amateur. Featuring works by Marc McElhaney, Cheryl Slaughter, Clair Whitfield, Janerio Morgan, Jim Harrison, Ruth Gogel, Al McLeod, Judith Dunne, Stan Greenberg, Vinnie Metzger and Luis Pita.

Artists Reception: Sat, Oct 19, 7pm - 9pm


This Artist's Reception & Awards Ceremony is free and open to the general public. Awards will be presented around 8PM.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta
1911 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA 30329  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 1pm - 4pm
p: (404) 634-5134
web: http://atlantaphotographic.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1339
ACP Listing #: 097

Robin Davis
© Robin Davis
NINE: Art of the Photo
pb&j gallery
Featuring work by: Yvonne Boyd, Bob Burkhardt, Peggy Dana, Alex Darling, Robin Davis, Lori Lejeune, Ron Nuse, Joey Potter, Rob Simmons

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 19, to Wed, Nov 27 2013

pb&j gallery presents work by Yvonne Boyd, Bob Burkhardt, Alex Darling, Peggy Dana, Robin Davis, Lori Lejeune, Ron Nuse, Joey Potter and Rob Simmons. The work of nine talented photographers spanning diverse fields, specialties and subject matter is the focus of pb&j gallery’s popular group photography show. Styles range from traditional, straightforward imagery to contemporary techniques. The exhibition will hang until Nov 27.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 19, 7pm - 10pm

pb&j gallery
35 Howard St., SE
Atlanta, GA 30317  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 606-1856
web: http://www.pbjart.com/shows.php
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1398
ACP Listing #: 098

Sarah Spivey
© Sarah Spivey
North Georgia Technical College's Annual Photography Exploration Project
North Georgia Technical College

Exhibition: Mon, Oct 21, to Thu, Oct 24 2013

Senior photography students at North Georgia Technical College will be pushing beyond their comfort level boundaries. Images of landscape and nature will always be a part of our show, but this project also includes real fine art portraiture and hard hitting documentary images. Come to north Georgia to experience something different.

Opening Reception: Mon, Oct 21, 3pm

North Georgia Technical College
Visual Tech Building - Gallery
1500 Hwy, 197 North
Clarkesville, GA 30523  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 5pm
p: (706) 754-7700
web: http://northgatech.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1483
ACP Listing #: 099

Lindsay Adler
© Lindsay Adler
Lindsay Adler on Inspiration, Flair and "Evil Light"
The Creative Circus
Featuring work by: Lindsay Adler

Artists Talk: Mon, Oct 21, 6pm - 9pm

World renowned fashion photographer, Sigma pro and author, Lindsay Adler shares her inspirations, her flair and how she deals with "Evil Light."

Where is inspiration? How is it found? Lindsay begins by discussing her creative process focusing on sources of inspiration and ways of nurturing an idea then bringing it to life with flair! She explores how she gathers her creative team, her lighting techniques, lens choices, and the many other elements of couture photography. She explains in detail how she makes impactful high fashion photographs in the studio or on location. When it comes to location work a whole different set of lighting challenges arise. Outdoors in mid day sun in a field, strong backlight, overcast, an interior lit with fluorescents are all what Lindsay calls "Evil Light." She takes on these worst case scenarios providing multiple solutions for each one. She explains the best solutions and why one might be preferable. All the while she is laser focused on creating explosive photographs.

Find inspiration.
Embrace creativity.
Conquer "Evil Light."
Master all three with Lindsay Adler as your guide.

Registration and welcome from 6-7pm, program from 7-9pm

The Creative Circus
812 Lambert Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
p: (866) 685-8349
web: http://www.asmpatlanta.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1480
ACP Listing #: 100

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