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Norman Seeff
© Norman Seeff
ACP Collaboration
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Norman Seeff

: Thu, Sep 16, 7pm - 9pm

An Evening with Norman Seeff: The Power and the Passion to Create

Norman Seeff, photographer and filmmaker, will discuss the results of over 35 years of working with luminaries such as The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Martin Scorcese, John Huston, Bob Fosse, Steve Jobs, Norman Mailer, Alicia Keys, will.i.am, Sir Francis Krick and many other Nobel winning scientists.

Through millions of feet of film and in person interviews with thousands of artists and innovators of all major creative disciplines, Seeff has explored the inner dynamics of, and documented a new paradigm for, the creative process.

In this program, Seeff will show film clips from The Sessions Project archives, revealing a process rather than goal oriented approach to creative success. This screening and a short video of his photographic work will include an engaging audience interaction.

This event is a collaboration between ACP, Lumiére and the High Museum of Art.

Vintage prints of Seeff's photographs can be viewed by appointment at Lumière, contact the gallery for further information.

This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. 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) 733-4400
web: http://high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/669
ACP Listing #: 001

Jim Alinder
© Jim Alinder
ACP Collaboration
Booth Western Art Museum
Featuring work by: Ansel Adams

: Sat, Sep 25, 4pm - 9pm

Ansel Adams: A Legacy

Exhibition opening at 4pm.

Lecture by Susan Todd-Raque at 5pm.

Please join us for the opening of Ansel Adams: A Legacy at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville on Saturday, September 25, from 4 to 9 p.m. This exhibition showcases more than 100 of Adams’ most famous images, originally printed by the artist himself and given to The Friends of Photography to represent his legacy.

At 5pm, photo-historian and curator Susan Todd-Raque will present a keynote lecture on the life and career of Adams; focusing on his stirring portraiture, high resolution still lifes and transformative images of America’s wilderness.

Admission is $10 per person and includes complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres.

This event is a collaboration between ACP and the Booth Western Art Museum.

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 387-1300
web: http://boothmuseum.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/670
ACP Listing #: 002

Lisa Kereszi
© Lisa Kereszi
ACP Opening Reception
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: Lisa Kereszi

: Thu, Sep 30, 5pm - 8pm

Join ACP as we kick off our 12th festival with a reception at the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. This reception will also mark the opening of Lisa Kereszi’s exhibition Allure.

Lisa Kereszi was born in Chester, PA in 1973 and graduated from Yale with an MFA in 2000. She has exhibited internationally and has won numerous awards. Kereszi finds treasure in the cast off and left behind, relishing the mundane details of the American cultural landscape, transforming them into "semi-abstract images of transcendent beauty."

Reception starts at 5pm. Hear Lisa Kereszi speak about her work at 5:30pm.

Image © Lisa Kereszi, Courtesy Hagedorn Foundation Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery.

This event is free and open to the public.

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Ave, #25
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
p: (404) 492-7718
web: http://www.hfgallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/671
ACP Listing #: 003

2009 Viewer's Choice Award Winner, Arielle Nadel
© 2009 Viewer's Choice Award Winner, Arielle Nadel
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

An open to everyone exhibition!

Saturday, October 2nd, from 9am - 1pm
All photographers are invited to hang their best photo in the Piedmont Park Community Center!

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 23rd, & 30th, from 9am - 1pm

My Atlanta celebrates the democratic nature of photography. 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.

This year ACP is proudly partnering with Creative Loafing for this event. One of CL's editorial staffers will be the judge, and prizes will be awarded in nine 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 2nd, between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday, October 30th, between 9am 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, and the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation and Creative Loafing.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
web: http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/directions.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/672
ACP Listing #: 004

© Olympus
Olympus Live-Drive & Photo Contest
Showcase Photographics
Featuring work by: Eli Reed

Workshop: Sat, Oct 2, to Mon, Oct 11 2010

Want to experience innovations in camera technology? Interested in winning prizes with your photographs? Want to be inspired to take better pictures? ACP, Showcase and Olympus have teamed up to bring you this great opportunity.

On Saturday October 2nd, see a presentation by famed Olympus Visionary and Magnum Photographer Eli Reed about his award winning work and the new Olympus E-PL1 and E-PL2 cameras. Then take a camera out on loan for a couple of days and have some fun! When you return the camera, bring us your best shot. Each photo will be entered into a contest. Olympus will judge the photos and the top three winners will receive a 16 x 20 gallery wrap print of their photo courtesy of Showcase, a certificate and some coveted ACP merchandise will be the icing on the cake.

About Eli Reed:
Olympus Visionary and Magnum photographer Eli Reed is capturing history-- and making it--with an Olympus camera in hand. An Olympus Visionary since 2003, Reed began his photojournalism career almost 40 years ago and became a Magnum photographer in 1988. Later that year, he photographed the effects of poverty on America's children for a film documentary called Poorest in the Land of Plenty, narrated by Maya Angelou. In the 1990s and 2000s, Reed took iconic photographs of celebrities including Russell Crowe, Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Tyra Banks and Eminem. He has penned notable books including Beirut: City of Regrets and Black in America.

About the camera:
The Olympus E-P1 marks an innovative new era in digital imaging. This camera has the photographic optics of an SLR and the size and simplicity of a point and shoot (12.3 megapixels). Combining the still image quality of a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) with the A/V quality of both a High Definition camcorder and high-end audio recorder, the E-P1 is a virtual full-service imaging studio in one ultra-portable and stylishly retro body.

How to participate:
To learn more and to sign up please visit bit.ly/ACPOlympus

Participation in this program is limited to 45 participants. You must register online or call ACP at 404-634-8664 to reserve your place. Registration closes at 5pm on September 30th.

Showcase Photographics
2323 Cheshire Bridge Rd., NE
Atlanta, GA 30324  [map: Google Maps]
p: (800) 866-1976
web: http://showcaseinc.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/678
ACP Listing #: 005

Karen Brummund
© Karen Brummund
ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"
1190 Huff Road NW
Featuring work by: Karen Brummund

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 8pm

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

ACP Public Art: "Before 1190 Huff Road"

ACP has a rich history of temporary public art projects that reach out to audiences who may never go into traditional arts venues. Each year a different artist is commissioned to produce a project. Our featured artist for 2010 is Karen Brummund. Looking down the tracks of the Western & Atlantic Railway, industrial buildings testify to Atlanta's past glory as "Terminus." Inside these historic warehouses worked a community that fueled the forward thinking and booming economy of the early 20th century. Now obsolete, these buildings take on new identities.

Returning to their home off Marietta Street soon after the surrender of Atlanta in 1864, Sara Huff can't recall a single country home or church that once destroyed was restored. A few months after escaping Sherman's march down the tracks, young Sara describes their homestead as a "monument to solitude" in a "picture of desolation." Built on the foundation of an 1830s log cabin, this pre-civil war home survived Sherman's march, but did not survive the industrial enlightenment of the 1950s.

In this installation, a photograph of the Huff House is placed on a warehouse from the 1950s that stands on the earlier Huff family property. Over time, this historical photograph will deteriorate and fall off. As the two dimensional representation of the past intermingles with the three-dimensional building, the installation reveals imaginative, abstract, and fresh ways to see the story of this community. As we look forward to a prosperous and generous city, this temporary public artwork considers what is gained and lost through time.

ACP would like to thank the following for allowing the use of their building for this project. Please visit these showrooms, artist studios and businesses while you are there:
RYR Properties
Provenance Antiques
Stanton Home Furnishings
Art Space International
M2M Draperies & Upholstery

1190 Huff Road NW
Intersection of Huff Road and Ellsworth Industrial
Atlanta, GA 30318-4124  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/683
ACP Listing #: 006

Art Streiber
© Art Streiber
ACP Lecture Series
Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
Featuring work by: Art Streiber

: Wed, Oct 6, 7pm - 8:30pm

Art Streiber: Editorial Photography Behind the Scenes

What does it take to produce a photo shoot for the nation’s top magazines? What goes on behind the scenes during pre-production, on the shoot and in post-production? How do those production details scale up if you’re shooting eight, twenty-three or thirty-five subjects? And what are the key technology pieces that enable the pace of editorial work?

Art Streiber is one of the best-known, most-prolific portrait and entertainment photographers in the country. Over the past 17 years, he’s been commissioned by every major American culture-oriented magazine, from Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, and Rolling Stone to Esquire, Wired, and Time, resulting in an archive of portraiture of the most intriguing newsmakers at the start of the 21st century. Art is also a regular contributor to and collaborator with all of the major Hollywood studios and networks, having shot posters and related promotional collateral for ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, MTV, Universal Studios, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures.

This event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.

Savannah College of Art and Design - Atlanta
4C Event Space
1600 Peachtree St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/684
ACP Listing #: 007

Andrew Moore
© Andrew Moore
Photography Auction
King Plow Arts Center
Featuring work by: Peter Bahouth, Olivo Barbieri, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Julie Blackmon, Harry Callahan, Mario DiGirolamo, Peter Essick, Lisa Kereszi, Vincent Laforet, Danny Lyon, Andrew Moore, Tom Murphy, Brian Oglesbee, Martin Parr, Maggie Taylor, Jonathan Torgovnik, Jerry Uelsmann

Other: Fri, Oct 8, 6:30pm - 10pm

ACP proudly presents our 5th annual photography auction! Denise Bethel, Director of the Photographs Department of Sotheby's New York, will return as our delightful auctioneer at the King Plow Arts Center.

At 6:30pm the evening will begin with a reception and silent auction. The silent auction will be filled with photography books and other small treasures. This year Auction Chair Mary Stanley has curated a table of "Ones to Watch", work by photographers handpicked by Mary specifically for the ACP auction. Immediately afterward at 7:30pm we will be ushered into the dining room for the delicious seated dinner by Bold American Catering and the exciting live auction.

The live auction will feature a dazzling array of photographers including Harry Callahan, Danny Lyon, Martin Parr, Julie Blackmon, Brian Oglesbee, Peter Bahouth, Lisa Kereszi, Tom Murphy, Jonathan Torgovnik, Peter Essick, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann, Vincent Laforet, Jeannette Montgomery Barron, Mario DiGirolamo, Olivo Barbieri, Andrew Moore and others. The quality of photography available at this auction is unprecedented, as many internationally known photographers and galleries have donated work to benefit ACP. Atlanta's premier fine art framer Myott Studio has donated the framing for this event.

Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited.

PDF Download:
ACP 12 Auction Catalog

King Plow Arts Center
877 W. Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 815-1178
web: http://www.kingplow.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/673
ACP Listing #: 008

McCallum / Tarry
© McCallum / Tarry
ACP Collaboration
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Featuring work by: Bradley McCallum, Jacqueline Tarry

: Tue, Oct 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Brooklyn-based artists Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, a husband and wife collaborative, have produced an impressive body of work that possesses a potent combination of seductive, exquisitely crafted images, and incisive content. Their thought provoking large-scale public projects, interactive sculpture, painting, photography, and videos challenge audiences to reflect deeply on a wide variety of topics including teen homelessness, gun violence in inner cities, homicide, the legacy of the civil rights movement, and their own experience as an interracial couple.

This lecture coincides with an ongoing exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Art entitled Evenly Yoked. This exhibition presents McCallum and Tarry’s latest video endeavor Evenly Yoked (2010) and part of the Projection series for the first time in the Southeast. In this new work, they explore their relationship through the lens of a series of interconnected and historically bound narratives. The exhibition also includes other works such as Bloodlines (2007), Cut (2006), Exchange (2007), Topsy Turvy (2006), and Whitewash (2006 – 2009), that exemplify their engagement with self-portraiture, archival investigations, history, and race relations.

Evenly Yoked is organized by the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore and is a version of the recent exhibition Bearing Witness: Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry presented by the Contemporary Museum and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

This event is a collaboration between ACP and Spelman College Museum of Art.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
350 Spelman Lane, Box 1526
Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 4pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 270-5607
web: http://www.spelman.edu/museum
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/674
ACP Listing #: 009

Uelsmann & Taylor
© Uelsmann & Taylor
ACP Lecture Series
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Featuring work by: Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann

: Thu, Oct 14, 7pm - 9pm

Jerry Uelsmann has been called a "legend" and a "master photographer". Using labor intensive techniques to achieve his crisp, dreamlike, black and white compositions, Uelsmann is one of photography's best known darkroom pioneers. He has exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide and is in the permanent collections of major institutions on over 6 countries.

Maggie Taylor works solely with digital images. Her playful spirit comes through in her work and contributes to its wide acceptance. She won the Santa Fe Center for Photography's Project Competition in 2004 and her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe and is represented within the permanent collections of numerous museums.

Jerry and Maggie are also husband and wife - two innovative photographers who create their imagery in very different ways with very different results, but equally dazzling effect!

This lecture coincides with exhibitions by Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor at the Art Institute of Atlanta's Sandy Springs and Decatur Campuses (see ACP listings 061 & 062 for details).

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
IPST Georgia Tech Campus
500 10th St
Atlanta, GA 30332-0620  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 894-7849
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/679
ACP Listing #: 010

©   ACP
ACP Portfolio Review
Grady High School

Workshop: Sat, Oct 16, 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.

2010's distinguished panel of reviewers include:
Danielle Avram - Curatorial Assistant, Photography & Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art
David Bram - Founder, Fraction Mag, NM
Taj Forer - Editor, Daylight Magazine, NC
Sylvie Fortin - Editor, Art Papers Magazine, GA
Stuart Horodner - Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA
Michael Kochman - Artistic Director, Turner Image Management, GA
Stella Kramer - Independent Photo Editor, Consultant, NY
Lisa Kurzner - Independent Curator, Art Critic, Research Assistant Cleveland Museum of Art, OH
Yan Li and Li Shufeng - Curators, Beijing, China
Evan Mirapaul - collector, art critic, independent curator, NY
Laura Moya - Director, Photolucida, OR
Christopher Rauschenberg - President and Founding Member, Blue Sky Gallery, OR
Anna Walker Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, GA
Susan Todd-Raque - Private dealer, independent curator, GA
Paula Tognarelli - Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, MA
Caroline Wall - Director, Robert Mann Gallery

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.acpinfo.org/programs/portfolio_review.shtml
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/685
ACP Listing #: 011

Fraction Magazine
© Fraction Magazine
Portfolio Lecture: David Bram
Grady High School

: Sat, Oct 16, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

David Bram of Fraction Magazine will discuss the magazine's origins, it's current place in contemporary photography and how social media has helped it become an online destination for viewing new work. David will also discuss the future of Fraction Magazine as an online platform for promoting photographers.

Fraction Magazine is an online photography magazine and photographic review. It was started in a little coffee shop in Albuquerque, New Mexico in March of 2008 by Joshua Spees and David Bram. In 2009, Josh got married, moved to the East Coast, and is now pursuing other photographic avenues.

Today, Fraction Magazine is edited and curated by David, and often includes guest curators and writers such as Melanie McWhorter, Mary Goodwin and Larissa Leclair.

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/686
ACP Listing #: 012

Portfolio Walk & Reception
Grady High School
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Sat, Oct 16, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Calling all gallery owners, art consultants, collectors, curators, students and photography lovers!

You are invited to view the work of the 52 photographers who participated in the ACP Portfolio Reviews (from 19 states and 3 countries!) and to meet the distinguished panel of reviewers. This will be a great opportunity to see what is happening right now on the international photography scene, buy some great art directly from the artist, or make your next big discovery.

This event is free and open to the public.

(Parking on 8th street. Use 8th street entrance.)

Grady High School
929 Charles Allen Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/675
ACP Listing #: 013

ACP Lecture Series
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Grant B. Romer

Other: Wed, Oct 20, 7pm - 9pm

The Past Again - Reflection of the Daguerreotype with Grant B Romer

This event is intended for an audience without special knowledge or experience with the Daguerreotype process and its pictorial legacy. It will introduce the basics of daguerreotype connoisseurship through an overview of the history of the process and illustrations of the varied special aspects of the daguerreotype, as both image and object, which distinguish it from all other forms of photography. There also will be much for the advanced connoisseur to enjoy, since Romer will be introducing recently evolved thinking about the Daguerreotype in light of the dramatic changes in imaging and information technology in the last ten years.

Romer specializes in the history, practice and preservation of the daguerreotype. Since 1975, Romer has practiced and taught this striking 19th century form of photography, gaining intimate knowledge of the medium. His uniquely extensive scholarship and experience is an invaluable resource to collectors, dealers and institutions.

This event is in conjunction with the Daguerreian Society’s 22nd annual symposium taking place in Atlanta Oct. 21 – 24. Visit www.daguerre.org for more information, or see ACP listings 150, 152 & 156.

Presented with the Daguerreian Society and the High Museum of Art. This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit 2 tickets per person. 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) 733-4400
web: http://high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/676
ACP Listing #: 014

Eileen Travell
© Eileen Travell
ACP Knowledge Series
Emory University

: Fri, Oct 22, 7pm - 9pm

Jeff L. Rosenheim is Curator in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he has worked for twenty-two years. The author of many books on Walker Evans, he acquired the artist's complete archive of negatives, papers, and collections for the Metropolitan in 1994. In 2007 Rosenheim brought to the museum the archive of Diane Arbus and is currently at work cataloguing the vast collection.

Rosenheim will discuss the history of the Metropolitan's collection of photographs, the value of artist's archives, and what he believes is the evolving role of the camera in American society.

White Hall is #1380 on this campus map. Please see directions to campus.

The nearest parking is Peavine Parking Deck or Fishburne Parking Deck - click on the blue Ps on the map at the above link to access Google maps and directions to the garages.

This event presented with Jackson Fine Art and Emory University.

Free and open to the public.

Emory University
White Hall, Room 208
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/687
ACP Listing #: 015

©   ACP
ACP Photo Book Fair
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 23, 10pm - 1pm

Photography Books are more popular than ever. Today, the fastest growing segment of photography books are those that are self-published. With a growing selection of ways to publish your own work, photographers are now able to realize projects that are meant to be seen in sequence, or that translate best to the printed book.

Following the success of last year's inaugural Photo Book Fair, ACP continues to provide an opportunity for photographers who have published books (on their own, or with publishers) to show, discuss, and sell their books to the public.

A special presentation on self-publishing by myphotopipe.com about their "Real Life" photo books will take place at 11am. Coupons and special offers will be distributed at the event.

If you are an admirer of photo books, do not miss this rare opportunity to see these limited edition works of art!

To sign-up for this free event, please visit: http://bit.ly/PhotoBookFair

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12 St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/directions.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/688
ACP Listing #: 016

Estate of Warren Sonbert
© Estate of Warren Sonbert
ACP Film Series
Featuring work by: Warren Sonbert

Film Screening: Tue, Oct 26, 7pm - 9pm

PROGRAM ONE - Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films

Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.

A "friendly witness," Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Sonbert's films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum and other institutions, but remain available only in 16mm prints and are too rarely screened.

Juxtaposing early and late works, tonight's program (one of three) explores the maturation of Sonbert's style as well as his masterful use of music. His early trilogy of short films, set to exuberant rock and roll and documenting the seedy glamour of the 60s New York art world, established Sonbert's notoriety while he was still a teenage film student at NYU. Twenty years later, Sonbert returned to the music soundtrack in his masterpiece Friendly Witness - an intricate and deeply moving mosaic of people and places around the globe.

Presented by ACP, Film Love and Eyedrum. Curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

Free Admission

Amphetamine (1966) 10 minutes co-directed with Wendy Appel
Hall of Mirrors (1966) 7 minutes
Where Did Our Love Go? (1966) 15 minutes
Friendly Witness (1989) 22 minutes
Postcards from Warren (Jeff Scher, 1998) 3 minutes
Warren (Jeff Scher, 1995) 3 minutes

290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, Suite 8
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 522-0655
web: http://www.eyedrum.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/680
ACP Listing #: 017

Mark Steinmetz
© Mark Steinmetz
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent
Big Studio
Featuring work by: Mark Steinmetz

: Thu, Dec 9, 7pm - 9pm

Mark Steinmetz is a street photographer in the purest sense of the word. Influenced by Gary Winogrand and Lee Friedlander, Atget and Cartier-Bresson, it is obvious that Steinmetz knows about the "decisive moment". His strong belief in discipline and consistency mixes with his keen eye, wandering habits and an uncanny ability to know where to stand, to produce brilliant images of life in the American south.

Steinmetz is one of a rare breed of photographer today who develops his own film and prints his own black and white photographs by hand.

Steinmetz' work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and most recently the High Museum of Art. He is represented in Atlanta by Jackson Fine Art and by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.

He is getting a lot of attention for the success of his three books published by Nasraeli Press: "South Central," "South East" and "Greater Atlanta", the latter chosen as one of Photo-Eye's top photo books of 2009.

Come be inspired by this local talent (he lives in Athens, GA ) as he talks about his work, his career path and future endeavors.

This event is free and open to the public. Reception at 6:30pm.

Big Studio
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Suite E
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/682
ACP Listing #: 018

Estate of Warren Sonbert
© Estate of Warren Sonbert
ACP Film Series
Featuring work by: Warren Sonbert

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 28, 7pm - 9pm

PROGRAM TWO - Warren Sonbert: Friendly Witness and Other Films

Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Film Love present three nights of films by this crucial figure of the American avant-garde.

A "friendly witness," Warren Sonbert (1947-1995) holds a unique place in American independent film. On one hand he shows the distinct influence of Hitchcock and the Hollywood melodramas of Douglas Sirk, and on the other he was a rigorous avant-gardist. Sonbert's films have been the subject of retrospectives at the Guggenheim Museum and other institutions, but remain available only in 16mm prints and are too rarely screened.

Sonbert's later filmmaking combines his precise but unconventional eye for color, composition, and shot content with his intricate and highly personal editing technique.

Tonight's program presents Sonbert's magnum opus in this style (and his longest film), Carriage Trade.

Notes on Program three, which will occur on Friday, November 19, at Eyedrum:
Program three explores Sonbert's career-long fascination with coupling - the dynamics of communication, romance, and desire. Honor and Obey, made at the peak of Sonbert's late period, and The Bad and the Beautiful, a restored 1960s film set to an effective popular music soundtrack. Also screened are films by two of Sonbert's influences, Stan Brakhage and Marie Menken. Presented by ACP, Film Love and Eyedrum. Curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

Free Admission

290 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Suite 8
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 522-0655
web: http://www.eyedrum.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/681
ACP Listing #: 019

Judy Pishnery
© Judy Pishnery
ACP Closing Party
Atlantic Station Shopping District
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 30, 6pm - 10pm

Join ACP as we celebrate the end of another fantastic month of photography in Atlanta! This year’s closing party also marks the occasion of a spectacular one night only exhibition of work by Savannah College of Art and Design students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Over 100 photographs will be exhibited at the Atlantic Station shopping district bordered by 17th and 19th Streets, Market Street and State Street in midtown Atlanta. Come see this juried show featuring some of Atlanta’s best talent.

Parking is free for the first two hours. Additional information, location map and a list of participating artists is available at scadatlphoto.tumblr.com.

Atlantic Station Shopping District
Atlantic Drive and 18th St.
Directly above Doc Green's, take escalator 5 to the 2nd level
Atlanta, GA 30363  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 610-4298
web: http://scadatlphoto.tumblr.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/677
ACP Listing #: 020

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