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Alec Soth
© Alec Soth
Alec Soth: Black Line of Woods
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Alec Soth

Exhibition: Sat, Aug 8, to Sun, Jan 3 2010

This exhibition of photographs by the Minnesota-based artist Alec Soth (American, born 1969) is the latest in the High Museum’s Picturing the South photography series. For this distinctive initiative the High commissions established and emerging photographers to produce new work inspired by the American South. Past participants include Dawoud Bey, Emmet Gowin, Sally Mann, Richard Misrach and Alex Webb, whose commissions have all been added to the High’s steadily growing permanent collection.

Exploring spiritual and hermetic life in the rural South, Soth traveled extensively throughout the region, capturing an unusual cast of characters living outside mainstream society. These photographs center on the landscape, flora, and fauna of the Deep South, and the people who choose to live on the margins (hermits, monks, campers and survivalists) in an array of manmade structures. The project was inspired by the writings of Flannery O’Connor, the Georgian writer whose Southern Gothic style explored social issues and revealed the cultural character of the American South. Like O’Connor’s stories, Soth’s photographs combine warmth and insight with narrative elements that convey the unique spirit of the region.

"F.P., Resaca, Georgia, 2006"
Inkjet print
Commissioned with funds from Photo Forum and the Friends of Photography

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30338  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon: 10am - 10pm
Tue: 11am - 10pm
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11pm - 10pm
web: http://high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/163
ACP Listing #: 018

Ilse Bing
© Ilse Bing
Look Again: A Selection of Photographs from the Permanent Collection
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Diane Arbus, Ilse Bing, William Eggleston, Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Exhibition: Sat, Aug 15, to Sun, Jan 10 2010

Mined from the High’s Permanent Collection, this exhibition investigates the intersection between reality and fiction within a photograph, through images created to subvert the viewer’s expectations. Photographers make numerous decisions when constructing a picture, utilizing the camera frame, the darkroom, light, shadows, focus, and motion to create an image that conveys complex ideas or emotions—a statement about who we are and how we live.

The unique vision of innovators like Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Diane Arbus, and William Eggleston opened up new realms of possibilities for photography as a medium of expression. Combining the inherently technical nature of photography with a spirit of experimentation, the artists featured in this exhibition have created pictures that challenge the conventional idea that photographs are straightforward purveyors of truth. Viewers are invited to unravel the complexities behind each image, and encouraged to take the time to “look again.”

Ilse Bing
American, born Germany, 1899–1998
Self-portrait in Mirrors, Paris, 1931; printed ca. 1941
Gelatin silver print
Purchase with funds from Georgia-Pacific Corporation, 1987.143

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30338  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon: 10am - 10pm
Tue: 11am - 10pm
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11pm - 10pm
web: http://high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/164
ACP Listing #: 020

Dorothea Lange
© Dorothea Lange
ACP 11 Collaborations - Great Women In Photography
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
Featuring work by: Dorothea Lange

: Thu, Sep 17, 7pm - 9pm

Film and Panel Discussion - Great Women In Photography: Dorothea Lange...The Person and Her Impact

The program features a "sneak preview" from "Child of Giants," a new documentary by noted filmmaker, Tom Ropelewski. The film centers on Dorothea Lange and her impact on American Society, as seen through the eyes of her son, Daniel Dixon. Segments also include photographers Rondal Partridge and Christina Gardner. Ropelewski will introduce the film and offer insights on Daniel Dixon's relationship with this icon of photography.

A panel discussion will follow with John Dixon (Lange's son), Meg Partridge (Partridge's daughter) and Tom Ropelewski.

This event is a collaboration between ACP, Lumiere and the High Museum of Art and is in conjunction with an exhibition of the work of Dorothea Lange at Lumière that opens on Friday September 18th from 6:30 - 8:30pm.

High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/collaborations.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/372
ACP Listing #: 015

Sharon Core
© Sharon Core
Sharon Core: Early American
Trois Gallery - SCAD
Featuring work by: Sharon Core

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 2, to Wed, Nov 25 2009

SCAD presents Early American, a series of still life photographs by artist Sharon Core based on the paintings of early 19th century still life painter Raphaelle Peale. In her work, Core engages the concept of illusionism central to the genre of still life and upends the notion of trompe l’oeil by attempting to create a photograph that appears to be a painting.

: Thu, Oct 8, 6:30pm - 8pm

Trois Gallery - SCAD
1600 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
p: (404) 253-3100
web: http://www.scad.edu/exhibitions
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/286
ACP Listing #: 092

Bronson Shonk
© Bronson Shonk
ACP 11 My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 3, 9am - 1pm

Hang Your Work: 10/03/2009, 9am - 1pm
Exhibition: 10/10/2009, 9am - 1pm
Exhibition: 10/17/2009, 9am - 1pm
Exhibition: 10/24/2009, 9am - 1pm

The general public, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate. Prizes are awarded in nine different categories:

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 October 3rd between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 24th between 9am and 1pm. Please bring photographs 11 x 14 or smaller. Framed photographs are not allowed. On October 17th, My Atlanta will also feature a photobook fair.

Sponsored by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Showcase Photographics, The showcase School, the Atlanta Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the City of Altanta Department of Parks and Recreation.

This year's Judge is Jerry Cullum, Independent Critic, and Editor at Large, Art Papers.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
web: http://acpinfo.org/programs/my_atlanta.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/361
ACP Listing #: 004

Vincent Laforet
© Vincent Laforet
ACP 11 Lecture Series Presents Vincent Laforet
Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
Featuring work by: Vincent Laforet

: Wed, Oct 7, 7pm - 9pm

At the age of 34, Vincent Laforet’s work has been published in most major publications around the world and he has been sent on assignment by Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, and Life Magazine.

Vincent’s fine art prints are exhibited in galleries internationally including the International Center of Photography in New York City, and Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, and are part of numerous private collections. His approach to aerial photography has been singled out as one of the most unique and interpretive amongst photographers today.

Vincent was recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Photography" by American Photo Magazine in 2005 and was named one of the "30 photographers to watch under 30" by PDN in 2002. He and four other photographers were awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for their post-9/11 coverage overseas in 2002. Vincent is a Canon Explorer of Light and Canon Printmaster and serves as consultant to companies such as Apple, Bogen, Lexar, and X-Rite. He and his work have been profiled on CNN and Good Morning America.

Laforet has been invited as a keynote speaker by a variety of organizations and universities from around the world. He has served as an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and the International Center of Photography. Vincent is represented by the Stockland Martel Agency. He resides in Manhattan Beach, CA, with his wife, Amber, son, Noah, and daughter Eliana.

Vincent Laforet’s lecture coincides with an exhibition of his work at Matre Gallery which opens on Thursday October 8th at 6:30pm. Presented with Matre Gallery and SCAD- Atlanta.

This event is free and open to the public.

Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
4C Event Space
1600 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://acpinfo.org/programs/lecture_series.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/362
ACP Listing #: 005

Youssef Nabil
© Youssef Nabil
Youssef Nabil: I Live Within You
ACA Gallery of SCAD
Featuring work by: Youssef Nabil

: Thu, Oct 8, 6:30pm - 8pm

SCAD presents I Live Within You an exhibition of alluring, hand-colored photographs by Cairo-born artist, Youssef Nabil. Focusing on three unique but interconnected series, the exhibition brings together images that span more than 15 years of the artist’s production. I Live Within You includes intimate portraits of notable artists, writers, actors and filmmakers; glamorously staged cinematic stills; and haunting self-portraits. The collective imagery reflects Nabil’s longing to displace time and immortalize his encounters via the seductive tropes of classical cinema. Reception to follow. Exhibition runs Oct. 8 - Dec. 4, 2009.

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 8, to Fri, Dec 4 2009

ACA Gallery of SCAD
Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 11am - 5pm
Fri: 11am - 8pm
Sat, Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 815-2931
web: http://www.acagallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/264
ACP Listing #: 093

ACP 11 Portfolio Review
Grady High School
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Workshop: Sat, Oct 10, 8am - 5pm

Through a juried review of nearly one hundred submissions, 52 photographers were selected to participate. These photographers will display their portfolios to a distinguished panel of reviewers to get expert opinions, advice and guidance. This portion of the event is closed to the public.

This year’s distinguished panel of reviewers includes:

o Andy Adams - Editor, Flak Photo
o Julian Cox - Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
o Ellen Fleurov – Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
o Sylvie Fortin - Editor, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA
o Hannah Freiser – Director, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
o Stuart Horodner – Curator, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
o Jason Houston – Editor, Orion Magazine
o Lisa Kurzner – Independent Curator, Cleveland, OH
o Michelle Dunn Marsh – Aperture, NYC
o Andrea Meislin – Owner, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NYC, NY
o Michele Mosko- owner, Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver, CO
o Charlie Stainback – Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
o Susan Todd-Raque – Independent Curator and Photography Dealer, Atlanta, GA
o Anna Walker-Skillman – Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
o April Watson – Associate Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
o Sasha Wolf – Owner, Sasha Wolf Gallery, NYC, NY

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/portfolio_review.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/365
ACP Listing #: 008

R. Mac Holbert
© R. Mac Holbert
ACP 11 Portfolio Lecture by Michelle Dunn Marsh
Grady High School
Featuring work by: Michelle Dunn Marsh

: Sat, Oct 10, 5pm - 6pm

The publishing world has changed more in the last five years than in the previous five centuries; what does this mean to the segment that is photo book publishing? Michelle Dunn Marsh will discuss some of the joys and challenges in the process of making art books today, including insights on the investment publishers and museums make in each book, the importance in considering what makes a great book, not just a portfolio of photographs, the evolutionary stages from a few prints to a finished book and the years in between, the new opportunities in self-producing books, and most important, the eternal joy and critical importance of experiencing photography in book form. Examples from a variety of books will be shown, and questions are most welcome.

Michelle Dunn Marsh is an advocate for photography and design. Affiliated with the Aperture Foundation since 1996, she currently serves as co-publisher of Aperture magazine, and develops photo-based book projects for other institutions and private clients as an award-winning book designer and as editor-at-large for Chronicle Books.

She has worked in publishing for 15 years in a variety of capacities, and has lectured nationally on art book design and publishing. Key books include a recent survey of rock and roll photographs selected by Graham Nash, and monographs by Catherine Chalmers, Carrie Mae Weems, Jock Sturges, Paul Strand, and Lino Tagliapietra, among many others. She holds an MS in Publishing from Pace University, and is on the advisory board to the Palm Springs Photo Festival and the Board of Governors for Bard College, where she received her bachelor's degree.

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/portfolio_review.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/366
ACP Listing #: 009

ACP 11 Portfolio Walk and Reception
Grady High School
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 10, 6pm - 8pm

The public is invited to view the work of the photographers who participated in the Portfolio Review and to meet the distinguished panel of reviewers. Participating photographers come from 17 states. This event will give you the rare opportunity to view, discuss and perhaps even purchase photographic works directly from this diverse group of talented artists. Collectors, Gallery Directors, Curators and Art Consultants, take note!

This event is free and open to the public.

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/portfolio_review.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/367
ACP Listing #: 010

Renée Cox
© Renée Cox
ACP 11 Collaborations Presents Renée Cox
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
Featuring work by: Renée Cox

: Thu, Oct 22, 7pm - 8:30pm

Renée Cox (b. 1960), a Jamaica-born, New York-based artist, is widely acclaimed for her photographic series that provoke, question, and challenge the multi-layered impact of sexism and racial prejudice. Cox, who was initially a fashion photographer, began garnering international attention in the mid-1990s when she began using her own body as the central figure in her work. Her large-format series often feature one of her alter-egos: Rajé, the larger than life superhero wearing a skintight costume with the colors of the Jamaican flag, or Mama, the nude central figure in the Yo Mama series. Through these bold protagonists she heightens the multiple dimensions of black womanhood. Additionally, she articulates her disdain for the ways that black people have traditionally been written out of art history and articulates her deep concern and sometimes outrage for societal injustices.

This program is organized by the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in partnership with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the Spelman College Women’s Research and Resource Center, and the High Museum of Art. It coincides with an ongoing exhibition "Undercover" at the Spelman College Museum of Art that includes the work of Renée Cox (through Dec. 5, 2009).

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 high.org. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately.

An ACP Collaboration with Spelman College Museum of Art and the High Museum of Art.

High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4400
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/collaborations.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/374
ACP Listing #: 017

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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