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Brook Hewitt
© Brook Hewitt
Exit the Ring
The Plaza Theater
Featuring work by: Brook Hewitt

Exhibition: Tue, Sep 7, to Tue, Oct 5 2010

Photographs of wrestlers from Platinum Championship Wrestling both in the ring and out. It is an extention of each wrestlers personality as if you followed them home after a match. What would you see when they are not wrestling?

The photograph show will be paired with a cult classic movie that compliments the theme of wrestling. Title, TBA.

The Plaza Theater
1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30075  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 5pm - 12am
Sat, Sun: 1pm - 12am
p: (404) 873-1939
web: http://www.plazaatlanta.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/533
ACP Listing #: 032

Candida Höfer
© Candida Höfer
Candida Höfer
ACA Gallery of SCAD, Woodruff Arts Center
Featuring work by: Candida Höfer

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 10, to Thu, Oct 21 2010

The SCAD exhibitions department presents an exhibition of photographs by German-born artist Candida Höfer. The selected works portray monumental interiors of cultural public spaces such as libraries, museums, theaters and palaces that are at once unoccupied and yet hauntingly affected by their former inhabitants. In careful compositions that are formally alluring, infinitely detailed and luminous with light, Höfer’s photographs transcend pure documentation and heighten our perceptions of time and space.
The exhibition and reception are held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and SCAD’s second annual deFINE Art Festival.

: Thu, Oct 21, 6pm - 8pm

ACA Gallery of SCAD, Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Sat: 10am - 5pm
Thu, Fri: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 815-2931
web: http://www.scadexhibitions.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/578
ACP Listing #: 036

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

John McWilliams
© John McWilliams
A Collection of Photographs by John McWilliams
Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
Featuring work by: John McWilliams

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 23, to Fri, Dec 17 2010

Vintage and new works by John McWilliams. Open by appointment only. Please call 404.545.1766.

: Thu, Sep 23, 6pm - 8pm

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP
171 17th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30363-1031  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 545-1766
web: http://www.agg.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/651
ACP Listing #: 060

Kristy Moresi
© Kristy Moresi
VISIONS: SELECTED WORKS TO BENEFIT GEORGIA LIONS LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION
Optique Atlanta
Featuring work by: Kristy Moresi

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

Selected works by award-winning Atlanta photographer Kristy Moresi will be offered for sale with 60% of all proceeds benefiting Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation (lionslighthouse.org), a non-profit organization that has been providing eyeglasses, eye exams, surgeries and hearing aids to Georgians in need for more than 60 years.

Optique Atlanta
Lindbergh Plaza at Sidney Marcus & Piedmont,
across from Best Buy
Atlanta, GA 30076  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am - 7pm
Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 9am - 5pm
p: (404) 849-4923
web: http://www.optiqueatlanta.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/615
ACP Listing #: 088

Terry Check
© Terry Check
Urban Living
Gordon Biersch
Featuring work by: Terry Check

: Sat, Oct 2, 6pm - 9pm

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 2, to Sun, Nov 7 2010

Urban Living

I love people …. maybe not people, but the diversity, interaction and emotions of people. Love, suffering, fear, laughter, anger, despair and complacency are powerful, without color or language. Urban Living, a segmented journey through Europe, documents people as themselves without their facades. Look once, you see a picture … look twice, you see the essence of others, and maybe yourself.

Wherever people gather or their memoirs linger behind, Terry strives to capture the moment transcending time and place. His work searches for the individual's meaning of life on earth and thereafter. Noticing what others don’t … reaching without consequences to expand his photography.

Gordon Biersch
848 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 11:30am - 12am
p: (404) 870-0805
web: http://gordonbiersch.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/408
ACP Listing #: 097

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

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

Parish Kohanim
© Parish Kohanim
Connecting to Beauty Through Photography
Parish Kohanim Fine Art Gallery
Featuring work by: Parish Kohanim

Other: Fri, Oct 8, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Parish Kohanim, shooting professionally for over 25 years, has lead a stellar career, bringing his dramatic eye to everything from his commercial work to portraiture, still-life and his signature painterly style. Kohanim was one of the original Canon "Explorers of Light", a prestigious select group of 50 of the world's best photographers. Parish travels the US and abroad as a lecturer, bringing his speeches to major cities and universities. Parish has chosen to concentrate on beauty, which is readily apparent when viewing his work.

His most recent project involves collaborating with Cirque duSoliel performers, celebrating and capturing with his camera the beauty and astounding capabilities of the human form. These photos will appear in his up-coming book "Luminosa". Join us as we delve into the artistic world of photography and be a part of an "OPEN FORUM" with Parish Kohanim on Friday, October 8th 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Saturday, October 9th 4-7pm for the "Artist's Lecture".

: Sat, Oct 9, 4pm - 7pm

Parish Kohanim Fine Art Gallery
1130 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 892-0099
web: http://www.parishkohanim.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/577
ACP Listing #: 110

Kathleen Walker
© Kathleen Walker
999 Gallery featuring work by Kathleen Walker
999 Gallery
Featuring work by: Kathleen Walker

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 14, to Sat, Oct 30 2010

A collection of photographic works by Atlanta artist Kathleen Walker.

: Thu, Oct 14, 6pm - 8pm

999 Gallery
999 Peachtree St., NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (678) 296-4943
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/442
ACP Listing #: 134

ACP
© ACP
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
©   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

 
©  
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

  ACP
©   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

Judith Pishnery
© Judith Pishnery
SCAD-ATLANTA PHOTO EXHIBITION
Atlantic Station Shopping District
Featuring work by: Various Artists

: Sat, Oct 30, 6pm - 10pm

A one-day only, juried exhibition of photographic-based works by Savannah College of Art and Design students, faculty, staff and alumni will be presented at the Atlantic Station shopping district bordered by 17th and 19th Streets, Market Street and State Street in midtown Atlanta. The 2009 exhibition included over 150 photographic works. Parking is free for the first two hours. Additional information, location map and a list of participating artists is available at scadatlphoto.tumblr.com. Follow us on Twitter: @scadatlphoto.

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]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun: 12am - 12am
p: (404) 610-4298
web: http://scadatlphoto.tumblr.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/553
ACP Listing #: 165

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