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Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival Guide - Viewing Listings on 2011-09-24
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Daniel Gordon
© Daniel Gordon
The New Photograph
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: Christoph Engel, Daniel Gordon, Brandon Juhasz, Jonathan Lewis, Jason Salavon, Penelope Umbrico

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 8, to Sat, Oct 22 2011

Six artists from around the world confront the idea of the indexicality of the image, the composition of the new art object and what this says about our culture and its current aesthetics. The photographers’ source materials include Flickr, Google Earth, advertising and editorial images and painters of the Dutch Golden Age. Operations on the resources include digital layering, reformatting data, curating, old-fashioned paper folding and the creation and photography of the Demand-like diorama.

: Sat, Sep 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

: Fri, Oct 21, 6:30pm - 8pm

Artist's Talk

Jason Salavon and Penelope Umbrico will present their work.

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue, #25
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 4pm
p: (404) 492-7718
web: http://www.hfgallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/806
ACP Listing #: 014

Ryan Nabulsi
© Ryan Nabulsi
Ryan Nabulsi: Photo Secession
{Poem88}
Featuring work by: Ryan Nabulsi, Christina Price Washington

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 10, to Sat, Oct 8 2011

In many ways, Ryan Nabulsi’s camera-less photographs represent a natural conclusion to the goals of Steiglitz and Steichen in promoting pictorial photography. Relying on the manipulation of the photographic chemical process for instant photography, Nabulsi generates abstractions of lush color perhaps more akin to color field painting. He is a great cultivator of the happy accident thus chance figures prominently in his process. Like the collaborations of John Cage and Merce Cunningham, Nabulsi rolls the dice of unpredictability to create explosions of petal-like forms, a sea of green forming into a kind of tidal wave, the stratifications of a strange fossil, an ovum, a nebula.

Nabulsi says of his work:
"[It is] a collection of photographs that investigate the ontology of photography. What does it mean for something to be a photograph, to be photographic? These images walk the line between imagery, abstraction, photography and process."

About Ryan Nabulsi:
Ryan received his BA in Philosophy/Political Science from Bates College in 2006 and his MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.

: Sat, Sep 24, 7pm

Film Screening: Thu, Sep 29, 8pm

Christina Price Washington: experimental films

In completing her Masters studies, artist Christina Price Washington plumbed what was nearest and dearest to her: her own small family. Completely devoid of sentimentality, Washington creates a document of family life using the detritus of everyday living as proxies for the motion, commotion, emotion and stillness in her own household. Photographs, photograms, and drawings preserve the goings-on with clarity and delicacy.

In this series of experimental films, we see Washington at her most playful and inventive. Lemons, postcards, and all manner of everyday objects become the focus of her exploration of the moving image.

{Poem88}
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03
White Provision District
Atanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 6pm
p: (404) 735-1000
web: http://www.poem88.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/851
ACP Listing #: 021

Phil Winter
© Phil Winter
Through The Lens: Visions of the Southern Appalachians
Windermere Lodge

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 24, to Sun, Sep 25 2011

The second annual Through The Lens juried, fine art photography exhibit will display photographs by approximately 60 photographers on the theme Visions of the Southern Appalachians. The photographs will tell a story of the Southern Appalachians Through The Lens of the photographer. Expect landscapes, people, animals, buildings, and anything else unique to the region.

Our juror and judge this year is Larry Winslett, a well-known Atlanta area nature photographer who has specialized in photographing the Southern Appalachian Mountains. His work has been featured in many publications and is on permanent display in four exhibits at Stone Mountain Park.

Our new venue this year is the gorgeous Windermere Lodge in south Forsyth County.

We look forward to seeing you at Through The Lens 2011.

Other: Sat, Sep 24, 4pm - 6pm

Windermere Lodge
4444 Front Nine Drive
Cumming, GA 30041  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 6pm
web: http://www.sawneeart.org/throughthelens.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/766
ACP Listing #: 042

Ivan Shagin
© Ivan Shagin
Photography as Propaganda: Politics & The Utopian Dream
Lumière
Featuring work by: John Gutmann, Boris Ignatovich, Yevgeny Khaldei, Dorothea Lange, Arnold Newman, Alexander Rodchenko, Ivan Shagin

Exhibition: Sat, Sep 24, to Sat, Nov 12 2011

Through its history, photography has been an effective force to communicate a point of view or to advocate a cause. Stalin’s USSR used photography to motivate society toward a new social order and economic model. Roosevelt’s New Deal rallied support for an alphabet soup of federal agencies and his political aims. Others, from environmentalists to those advocating new art forms and means of expression, have utilized imagery to achieve their own objectives.

“photography abstracts real time and space…compressing what really happened into a metaphor with its’ own message”

: Sat, Sep 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Lumière
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue
Bldg 5, 2nd floor, S. 29B
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 10am - 4pm
p: (404) 261-6100
web: http://www.lumieregallery.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/775
ACP Listing #: 043

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