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Lisa Schnellinger
© Lisa Schnellinger
Beyond the Mountains: The Interior Life of Afghanistan
Sharptop Arts Association
Featuring work by: Lisa Schnellinger

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 2, to Sun, Oct 3 2010

Photographer Lisa Schnellinger takes us with her for an inside view of Afghanistan, beyond the war-zone headlines. She and her husband Tom Willard moved to post-Taliban Afghanistan in 2002 and have continued to work there over the past eight years. They helped to create and sustain a national Afghan-owned news agency, and supported the rebuilding of a girls’ school.

In contrast to her public work, Lisa’s photography was a private solace, as she tried to understand, assist, and then step back from her colleagues while they struggled to rebuild their nation.

This exhibit grew from Lisa’s desire to give Americans a sense of intimacy with Afghan identity, to better comprehend a country most of us only know through news images.

Her photographs allow us to walk among ordinary Afghans on their own scale. Satin and canvas prints enhance the movement and texture of these life-sized portraits and walls of mountains.

Lisa’s background in journalism makes her acutely aware of distortions in our perception of people and places in the news. With access and insight, Lisa captures the meandering pathways of Afghan life – drawing us in, rather than holding subjects at arm’s length.

: Sat, Sep 25, 4pm - 6pm

To Pass Between Stones: An Afghan Journey

Photographer Lisa Schnellinger and her husband Tom Willard are committed to deepening understanding of Afghanistan. Their talks are colored with stories of Afghan colleagues and friends, whose lives have been directly affected by the U.S. in both military action and development work. With the media’s tendency to focus on violence and extremism, “Americans are understandably afraid and confused by what they glean from the news,” Lisa says. The exhibit’s scenes and portraits of ordinary life on a large scale, and the accompanying slideshow, counter that distortion: “We want to offer instead the chance to walk through markets, stand in mosques, work in offices and share meals in homes, as we have done.” It has not been a straightforward path. In working through their own dilemmas about Afghanistan, the couple’s dialogues have reflected larger debates. Their talks describe the flow of reality, not forced conclusions. “We feel our work is essential to democracy – for Americans and Afghans – so that citizens can make informed decisions,” Lisa says. “Speaking from personal experience and professional study, we try to give a broader and deeper sense of the consequences of U.S. actions in Afghanistan. We want to offer perspective rather than punditry."

: Sun, Oct 3, 1pm - 3pm

Sharptop Arts Association
68 D.B. Carroll Street
Jasper, GA 30143  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sun: 12pm - 4pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
p: (706) 692-0101
web: http://sharptopartsassociation.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/602
ACP Listing #: 030

David Snyder/CDC Foundation
© David Snyder/CDC Foundation
Assignment: CDC
CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum
Featuring work by: David Snyder

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Fri, Jan 14 2011

Photojournalist David Snyder has traveled to Kenya, Brazil, Peru, Haiti, India and the U.S. to document the work of the CDC Foundation. Through his journeys, David has captured the faces and voices of individuals whose lives have been impacted by public health programs. From “Mama Sprinkles,” who distributes vitamin packs to families in Kenya’s Nyanza Province to a CDC scientist who devotes his life to preventing violence, David’s images and field notes tell the story of how people, working with common dedication and cause, can improve the health of communities everywhere.

CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum.

CDC’s Global Health Odyssey Museum
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Visitor’s Center
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri: 9am - 5pm
Thu: 9am - 7pm
p: (404) 639-0830
web: http://infocus.cdcfoundation.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/461
ACP Listing #: 057

Jim Alinder
© Jim Alinder
Ansel Adams: A Legacy
Booth Western Art Museum
Featuring work by: Ansel Adams

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Sun, Feb 20 2011

Showcasing nearly 140 photographs by famed photographer Ansel Adams, this exhibition is a tribute to one of the 20th century’s most admired artists. Many of Adams’ most famous images are included and presented in the more intimate scale he intended them to be viewed. These prints were originally created by the artist himself in his California darkroom and given to The Friends of Photography to represent his legacy.

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 1pm - 5pm
p: (770) 387-1300
web: http://www.boothmuseum.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/489
ACP Listing #: 055

Benita Carr
© Benita Carr
The Narrative Nude & Photographic History of Nude Imagery
Serenbe Photography Center
Featuring work by: Benita Carr, Susan Todd-Raque

Workshop: Sat, Sep 25, to Sun, Sep 26 2010

Nationally recognized fine art photographer Benita Carr, leads a 2-day workshop (Sat/Sun) focusing on creating portraiture using the body and nude as an expressive tool to convey an idea, emotion and sense of inner being. The goal is to find and render a more complex visual dynamic than just pure shape and form, conveying a story about the interiority of the person that wears it. Various camera techniques, photographic strategies, and locations will be demonstrated and explored in order to go beyond the classical nude study and into the realm of visual narrative. $575. Includes model fees, Dinner & Dialogue with Susan Todd-Raque, and lunch Saturday & Sunday.

For more details: www.SerenbePhotographyCenter.com or call 770-463-9098

Serenbe Photography Center is located in Serenbe Community, in the Chattahoochee Hill Country, approx. 40 minutes south of downtown Atlanta.

Other: Fri, Sep 24, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Dinner & Dialogue with Susan Todd-Raque

Susan Todd-Raque, well-known independent curator, scholar, writer, lecturer and critic on art history and the photographic arts, gives a kickoff Dinner & Dialogue presentation Friday evening with a survey and discussion of portraiture and the nude in photographic history. Dinner follows at the Hil restaurant. $25. lecture only, $42. prix fixe dinner begins at 5:45pm at Serenbe's Hil restaurant.

Serenbe Photography Center
9110 Selborne Lane
Palmetto, GA 30268  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 10am - 6pm
p: (770) 463-9098
web: http://www.SerenbePhotographyCenter.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/612
ACP Listing #: 058

Michael Koehler
© Michael Koehler
Free People of Color and Other Pictures
Get This! Gallery
Featuring work by: Dinah DiNova, Michael Koehler, Craig Mammano, Santiago Mostyn

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Sat, Nov 6 2010

The time-honored image of an American social ideal is given a rigorous evaluation in the recent work of four young photographers who, working within traditional photographic processes, engage the dynamic between historical inequality and a depiction of the contemporary South.

: Sat, Oct 16, 12pm - 1pm

Free People of Color and Other Pictures

Curator and participating photographer, Santiago Mostyn will give an informal lecture on the four person photography exhibition, Free People of Color and Other Pictures.

Get This! Gallery
662 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (678) 596-4451
web: http://www.getthisgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/613
ACP Listing #: 056


Exhibition: Sat, Sep 25, to Sat, Nov 6 2010


664 11th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
web: http://www.saltworksgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/662
ACP Listing #: 059

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

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