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courtesy of The National Archives, UK
© courtesy of The National Archives, UK
Africa's History in a Name
Level 2 Gallery | Robert W. Woodruff Library
Featuring work by: Images courtesy of The National Archive, UK

Exhibition: Sat, Aug 28, to Sun, Feb 13 2011

Rare photographs of Africans freed from slaving vessels, alongside nineteenth-century registers documenting liberated Africans' names, accentuate the mysteries surrounding the individuals and identities of people forced into the slave trade. These images are featured as part of the African Origins Portal (www.african-origins.org), an online project to engage public participation in reconstructing the origins of Africans in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, one name at a time. Visitors are invited to explore (and answer) the questions researchers ask as they piece together these missing histories.

Hours: Library galleries are open during regular library hours. Please call or check website prior to your visit, as hours vary throughout the year.

Other: Wed, Nov 10, 5pm - 7pm

Africa's History in a Name | The African Origins Portal www.african-origins.org

Attend a demonstration of the African Origins portal and discussion of how public suggestions will help scholars discover the likely African origins of millions of individuals transported in the nineteenth-century trans-Atlantic slave trade. African Origins team members (lead investigator and Emory University professor David Eltis, project manager Liz Milewicz, and diaspora liaison Nafees Khan) will be on hand to talk about their roles in the project and answer questions.

Level 2 Gallery | Robert W. Woodruff Library
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 9am - 9pm
p: (404) 727-0136
web: http://www.african-origins.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/531
ACP Listing #: 025

Bryan Meltz
© Bryan Meltz
ECIT Gallery | Level 2
Featuring work by: Bryan Meltz

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 10, to Fri, Sep 9 2011

Beginning in September 2010, the Robert W. Woodruff Library at Emory University will feature After: Images from Haiti a rotating exhibition of the latest work from Atlanta-based documentary photographer Bryan Meltz. This exhibition, on view throughout the academic year, will change every three months in order to provide an in-depth study of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake. In March 2010 Bryan spent several weeks in Haiti covering the public health situation in the rural countryside of the Central Plateau and in May began collaborating with NGO’s GIANT Global and Humanity 4 Haitian Development on a 5-year project documenting the rebuilding of Grand Goave, near Port au Prince. The exhibition focuses on the growing nationwide public health crisis, the challenges of rural life in the Central Plateau, and takes a revealing look inside an orphanage in Port au Prince.

: Tue, Oct 5, 6pm - 7pm

Artist's Talk: Bryan Meltz

Bryan Meltz specializes in long-term projects on social and humanitarian issues. Join her for a discussion of her current body of work created during recent trips to Haiti after the devastating January 12th earthquake. Through her photographs, she explores the growing nationwide public health crisis, the challenges of rural life in the Central Plateau, and takes a revealing look inside an orphanage in Port au Prince.

ECIT Gallery | Level 2
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 727-0136
web: http://www.web.library.emory.edu/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/478
ACP Listing #: 034

unknown; courtesy of Ann Weiss
© unknown; courtesy of Ann Weiss
Testaments of the Heart: Photographs from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau
Emory Visual Arts Gallery
Featuring work by: Ann Weiss

Exhibition: Wed, Sep 15, to Mon, Nov 1 2010

Over 100 photographs, culled from Ann Weiss’ collection of images that were confiscated by the Nazis from those who were interned at Auschwitz during World War II and compiled into her book, THE LAST ALBUM: Eyes from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau, will be on display at multiple venues at Emory University, including the Center for Ethics, the Visual Arts Gallery, the School of Medicine, the Rollins School of Public Health, and Cannon Chapel. The photographs will also be shown at Emory’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts as part of a concert of music that was written and performed in the internment and concentration camps of World War II, and compiled for posterity by Professor Francesco Lotoro of Italy, who will be on campus to introduce the program. Programming during October at the Visual Arts Gallery will include lectures, film screenings, book signings, and more; visit www.visualarts.emory.edu for a complete list of venues and events.

: Wed, Sep 15, 5pm - 8pm

: Thu, Oct 14, 7pm - 8:30pm

Photography & the Holocaust

Lecture by Emory Associate Professor of Photography and renowned photographer Jason Francisco. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Testaments of the Heart: Photographs from the Ashes of Auschwitz-Birkenau."

Emory Visual Arts Gallery
700 Peavine Creek Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 12pm - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 712-4397
web: http://www.visualarts.emory.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/583
ACP Listing #: 041

Michael Smith
© Michael Smith
Wondrous Transformations: Photographs by Michael A. Smith
Michael C. Carlos Museum
Featuring work by: Michael Smith

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 18, to Sun, Jan 16 2011

Beginning September 18, 2010, the photographs of Michael A. Smith (American, born 1942) will be featured in the John Howett Gallery at the Michael C. Carlos Museum at Emory University. The images, all chosen from the Museum’s collection, demonstrate Smith’s fascination with the natural world, whether in the details of an animal’s bone or in an awe-inspiring panorama of America’s western landscape. Smith is self-taught and was originally drawn to photography when he saw how the camera could transform the elements of the real world into aesthetic objects. Captivated by the clarity and minute detail that can be obtained with contact prints, he began to use view cameras early in his career. All of the works in this exhibition were made either with an 8x10-inch or an 8x20-inch camera. The approximately forty photographs on display were each donated either by former board member Dr. Joe Massey or by Emory alumni Sarit Rozycki and Robert Cromwell.

: Tue, Oct 5, 7pm

Michael C. Carlos Museum
571 South Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 727-4282
web: http://www.carlos.emory.edu
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/416
ACP Listing #: 044

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

John J. Mariana
© John J. Mariana
Essence of Italy
Maddio's Pizza and Gallery
Featuring work by: Roy Gordon, Jim Lyle, Tammy Lyle, John J. Mariana

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 31 2010

Large and varied selection of stunning landscapes and cityscapes from Tuscany by four mature and experienced artists who have a deep love of and appreciation for our dear Italy.

: Sat, Oct 16, 6pm - 9pm

Maddio's Pizza and Gallery
3027 N. Druids Hills Rd
(Toco Hills next to Chipotle's)
Atlanta, GA 30329  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11am - 10pm
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/476
ACP Listing #: 077

Jay Leviton
© Jay Leviton
On Assignment: Photographs of Robert W. Woodruff
Schatten Gallery | Corridor Gallery
Featuring work by: Jay Leviton

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 14

Jay B. Leviton is an Atlanta-based photographer. After serving two stints in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, Leviton settled in Atlanta and began to work as a professional photographer for a wide range of corporate clients and publications, including Forbes and Sports Illustrated. His photographs of Elvis Presley were published in the 1988 book, Elvis Close-Up: Rare, Intimate Photographs of Elvis Presley in 1956.

ON ASSIGNMENT features photographs, selected by Leviton, of Robert W. Woodruff, the longtime head of The Coca-Cola Company. These compelling images demonstrate Leviton’s keen ability to reveal aspects of Woodruff’s multifaceted character not often captured by other photographers.

ON ASSIGNMENT is part of the larger exhibition, The Future Belongs to the Discontented: The Life and Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff which presents an informative and illuminating portrait of Atlanta’s most successful businessman and most generous philanthropist.

Hours: Schatten Gallery is open during regular library hours. Please call or check website prior to your visit, as hours vary throughout the year.

Other: Thu, Oct 21, 6pm - 7pm

Curator's Talk

Join Randy Gue, exhibition curator and archivist for the Robert W. Woodruff papers, when he discusses the photographs in the Woodruff papers and the role of photographer Jay B. Leviton in capturing iconic images of Robert W. Woodruff. The exhibition celebrates the completion of the arrangement and description of the Woodruff papers.

Schatten Gallery | Corridor Gallery
Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University
540 Asbury Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 727-0136
web: http://web.library.emory.edu/libraries/schatten-gallery
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/653
ACP Listing #: 131

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

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