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Jim Harrison
© Jim Harrison
Atlanta Photographic Society Salon
Featuring work by: Jim Harrison, Al McLeod, Janerio Morgan, Donald Stephens

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 1, to Sun, Oct 30 2011

This group exhibition showcases the creative photography of over a dozen Atlanta Photographic Society (APS) members - both professionals and award winning amateurs. View 70+ fascinating images: color and black & white, of nature, people and the manmade. Awards are given for color, black & white and best in show. Learn more about APS at: atlantaphotographic.org

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 9pm

Awards Reception

Free. The public is invited. Learn more about APS at:

1911 Cliff Valley Way
Atlanta, GA , GA 30329  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 1pm - 4pm
Sun: 9am - 2pm
p: (404) 634-5134
web: http://www.atlantaphotographic.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/780
ACP Listing #: 067

Charlie McCullers
© Charlie McCullers
Steel Toes
Atlanta Ballet
Featuring work by: Charlie McCullers

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sun, Oct 16 2011

Atlanta Ballet is proud to present Charlie McCullers' Steel Toes, a captivating exhibition chronicling the construction of Atlanta Ballet’s new dance headquarters located in Atlanta’s burgeoning West-side district.

The series of photographs were taken over a two year period and serve as a testament to the dedication, creative passion and perseverance that embodies the spirit of Atlanta Ballet, it's dancers and their willingness to express themselves in unconventional situations and environments.

McCullers has been Atlanta Ballet's official and principal photographer since 2005.

Atlanta Ballet
1695 Marietta Boulevard, NE
Atlanta , GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 2pm - 8pm
Sun: 2pm - 6pm
p: (404) 873-5811
web: http://www.atlantaballet.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/800
ACP Listing #: 122

Holly White
© Holly White
Holly White: Cinematic Language
Featuring work by: Holly White

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sat, Nov 19 2011

Poem88 presents Holly White: Cinematic Language. Atlanta photographer Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there: in lawn chairs, or footprints on dewy grass, or the lone automobile on an otherwise empty street. There is an enormous feeling of fullness in that emptiness. And, for the viewer, there is, also, a natural inclination to construct a narrative even if it is only loosely bound by the remnants of people. Holly White seems to be warming up as a mis-en-scene directing the story of mystery, or of longing, or of melancholy, or of something else entirely fleeting.

Agnes Varda, in her essay “On Photography and Cinema” (1984) says: “To my mind, Cinema and Photography are like a brother and sister who are enemies.... after incest.”

Holly White’s photographs seem to undo such a transgression of time. She allows the flickering view to be happily stilled.

film screenings in conjunction with Holly White: Cinematic Language Thursday, October 20, 8pm: Claire’s Knee by Eric Rohmer (1970) Thursday, November 10, 8pm: Summer Hours by Oliver Assayas (2008)

White received her BFA from ACA; her MFA from MICA.

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 10pm


Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there.

1100 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, 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/808
ACP Listing #: 117

Chloe Aftel
© Chloe Aftel
Instant Gratification: from Polaroid to Impossible
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Featuring work by: Chloe Aftel, Sol Allen, David Walter Banks, Kendrick Brinson, Amber Fouts, Grant Hamilton, Michael Kennedy, John Router, Magnus Stark

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sat, Nov 26 2011

Why has instant film been able to survive in the digital age? What is it about the material that captures people’s imagination and interest? Polaroid gave up on the film a few years ago, but since then, there has been a resurggent interest in the material. Through groups like The Impossible Project, the 20x24 studio and others, the instant material has been given a new life in the 21st century. This exhibition explores the magic of instant film by displaying different artists' approach to the material, from “straight” imagery to the very abstract.

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 10pm

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
1000 Marietta Street
Suite 112
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 885-1080
web: http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/875
ACP Listing #: 118

Joni Sternbach
© Joni Sternbach
Wet Plate and Mirrors
Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Featuring work by: Keliy Anderson-Staley, David Prifti, Joni Sternbach, S. Gayle Stevens, Curtis Wehrfritz

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 15, to Sat, Nov 26 2011

Wet Plate and Mirrors: Photographers working with historical processes
Many contemporary photographers are going back to the oldest photographic processes to capture modern subjects in a historic medium. Using these slow and labor-intensive processes, photographers are finding the power of a medium that forces a collaboration with the subject and creates stunning images with an ethereal, haunting quality.

: Sat, Oct 15, 7pm - 10pm

Book Signing: Fri, Nov 4, 6pm - 8pm

David Rocklin Book Signing for "The Luminist"

Fall Line Press presents a book signing and reading with novelist David Rocklin, author of The Luminist, to be released in October. The Luminist is set in colonial India and its main character is loosely based on the life and work of pioneer wet plate photographer Julia Margaret Cameron.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Brickworks at 1000 Marietta St.
Suite 112
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 885-1080
web: http://www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/884
ACP Listing #: 119

Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
© Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Sat, Oct 15, 9am - 1pm

Annual Push-pin show – open to the public

Saturday, October 1st, from 9am – 1pm
All photographers are invited to hang their best photo in the Piedmont Park Community Center!
Saturday, October 8th – CLOSED
Saturday, October 15th open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 22nd open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 29th – photographs are removed from 9am – 1pm

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.

Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by art critic Jerry Cullum and Creative Loafing.

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 1st between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 29th 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, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, KPMG and Creative Loafing.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th street)
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/922
ACP Listing #: 120

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