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Martin Parr
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Martin Parr
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: Martin Parr

Exhibition: Thu, Sep 6, to Mon, Oct 15 2012

Following his 2012 exhibition at the High Museum and subsequent publication, Up and Down Peachtree, world renowned Magnum photographer Parr offers unseen Atlanta images and a concise career survey: from his nostalgic black & whites of the Seventies through his current color work, which began in 1982.

Parr's chromatically charged images describe the distanced, impersonal world that is developing in the wake of the Internet, video and cultural acquisitiveness. The work is primarily shot at close range, with a jarring macro lens and daytime flash. Subjects are caught in the act of sharing space and materials but not engaging with one another. This smartly comments on how physical proximity with its inferred closeness no longer guarantees interpersonal concern or exchange.

Focusing on Western society’s preoccupations - food, entertainment and relationships - Parr challenges our cultural definition of high and lo by using kitsch colors, patterns, and lifestyle choices in the careful compositions, camera angle and lighting that historically connote aesthetic value. Parr manages to create photographs that are both documents and aesthetic objects, moving this art form from reportage to metaphor.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 28, 6pm - 8:30pm

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/1125
ACP Listing #: 014

ACP Photography Auction
King Plow Arts Center
Featuring work by: Kael Alford, Peter Bahouth, Wynn Bullock, Lucinda Bunnen, Harry Callahan, Leonard Freed, Tierney Gearon, Judith Golden, Arthur Grace, Paul Hagedorn, Sarah Hobbs, Jonathan Lewis, Vivian Maier, Martin Parr, Bastienne Schmidt, Carrie Schneider, Chip Simone, Krista Steinke, Brian Ulrich

Other: Fri, Sep 14, 6:30pm - 10pm

ACP proudly presents our 7th annual photography auction, featuring Denise Bethel, Director of the Photographs Department of Sotheby's New York.

At 6:30pm the evening will begin with a reception and silent auction. The silent auction will be filled with photography books and other small treasures. The piece de resistance of the silent auction is the section called "Ones to Watch" - work by up-and-coming photography superstars from all over the country.

At 7:30pm the dramatic live auction featuring Denise Bethel of Sotheby's will begin, while we dine on delicious food provided by Fifth Group Restaurants: South City Kitchen; el Taco, La Tavola, and The Bakeshop.

The ACP auction features a dazzling array of photographers. Many internationally-known photographers and galleries have donated work to benefit acp. Atlanta's premier fine art framer Myott Studio has donated the framing for this event.


The Auction Catalog will be available before the end of August.

King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 634-8664
web: http://www.acpinfo.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1165
ACP Listing #: 018

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