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Benjamin Rusnak
© Benjamin Rusnak
Dreams & Tempests: Photographs by Benjamin Rusnak
Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery
Featuring work by: Benjamin Rusnak

Exhibition: Tue, Sep 29, to Sat, Oct 31 2009

Geography and weather, drought and flash flood, oppressive heat and oppressive poverty govern the lives of the poor in the tropics. The postcard landscapes that tourists may think of as an idyllic paradise can become deadly for families in mud-and-stick homes clinging precariously to steep hillsides. Benjamin Rusnak’s photographs show the inner strength of people caught between the forces of nature and economics whose faith and hope transcend the daily struggle to secure the necessities of life. His use of panoramic photography, showing close and distant views simultaneously, creates not only landscapes but intimate “peoplescapes,” a shared experience between subject and viewer.

Benjamin Rusnak has documented poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America for Food For The Poor, an international relief and development agency, for the past nine years. Previously, he spent 10 years as a newspaper and wire photojournalist with Agence France-Presse, the Indianapolis Star, the Fort Myers News-Press and the Ann Arbor News. His work has won numerous awards, including Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, New York Photo Awards, International Photography Awards, Photo District News, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and the Gordon Parks Award.

: Thu, Oct 29, 5:30pm - 9pm

Visiting Artist Lecture: Benjamin Rusnak

Benjamin Rusnak has documented poverty in the Caribbean and Latin America for Food For The Poor, an international relief and development agency, for the past nine years. Previously, he was a newspaper and wire photojournalist for 10 years, working for Agence France-Presse, the Indianapolis Star, the Fort Myers News-Press and the Ann Arbor News.

His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism, New York Photo Awards, International Photography Awards, Photo District News, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, Alexia Foundation and the China International Press Photo Contest. In 2008, Rusnak tied himself for first place to win the prestigious Gordon Parks Award. In 2005, the Palm Beach Photographic Centre in Delray Beach (FL) featured a solo exhibition of his work.

Zuma Press represents his work, and zReportage.com and DOUBLEtruck Magazine often feature his essays.

Rusnak grew up in suburban Washington, D.C., where he developed an interest in topics beyond American borders and a passion for the plight of those less fortunate. He graduated from George Mason University in 1992, with a degree in communication. He lives in Boca Raton, Fla., with his wife and fellow newspaper refugee, Susan Bryant.

Art Institute of Atlanta Gallery
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 9pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9pm - 3pm
web: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/176
ACP Listing #: 052

Corinne Adams
© Corinne Adams
Corinne Adams:
Photography...and Then Some

Wing & A Prayer Studio
Featuring work by: Corinne Adams

Studio Open House: Thu, Oct 29, to Sat, Oct 31 2009

Corinne's Buckhead studio -- a quaint old schoolhouse tucked behind historic Sardis Church -- is a discovery place. Loose prints. Framed art. Recycled treasures. Mixed media. Small gifts. Stuff that sparks the imagination. Come for sensory stimulation, treasure trekking and photo fun. It is photography...and then some.

Starts with a wine party on Thu, Oct 29th. Also meet Corinne's fellow studio artists -- and see what's brewing at Gregg Irby Fine Art in the cottage next door.

: Thu, Oct 29, 6pm - 9pm

Wing & A Prayer Studio
3725 Powers Ferry Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30327  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/149
ACP Listing #: 141

Tierney Gearon
© Tierney Gearon
ACP 11 Lecture Series Presents Tierney Gearon
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
Featuring work by: Tierney Gearon

: Thu, Oct 29, 7pm - 9pm

As part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s annual lecture series, The High Museum presents a lecture by acclaimed, native Atlantan photographer, Tierney Gearon, in The Hill Auditorium on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM. Tierney’s lecture will encompass the entire span of her career as a photographer - beginning with her first portraits of her family, her early commercial work as a fashion photographer in Europe, her discovery by Charles Saatchi, subsequent shows at The Gagosian Gallery, The Mother Project, and her newest series, EXPLOSURE.

Tierney Gearon was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1963 and attended the University of Utah. Gearon is best known for her highly acclaimed and publicized work I am a Camera, shown at the Saatchi Gallery in 2001, followed by an early summer show at The Gagosian Gallery in New York. In 2006, her second major body of work, The Mother Project became the subject of a documentary film. A book of the exhibition, Daddy, where are you? was published later that year.

This lecture, presented with the High Museum of Art, is in conjunction with an exhibition of Ms. Gearon’s work on view at Jackson Fine Art, which opens Friday October 30th at 6pm.

This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved. Tickets are available through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000 and online at www.high.org. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4200
web: http://high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/364
ACP Listing #: 007

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