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Laura Noel
© Laura Noel
Withdrawn by Laura Noel
Arnall Golden Gregory
Featuring work by: Laura Noel

Exhibition: Mon, Jul 22, to Fri, Nov 1 2013

Photographing withdrawn library books is one way to depict time’s relentless push forward and consider the institutions that change or fade as technology evolves. Some of these discarded books were rejected as no longer relevant to current culture, others were battered, and some contain inaccurate information. Libraries are often “weeded” to make room for new materials.

As society completes its move to a digital world, these small acts of personalization and artifacts of aging are harder to find. A handwritten dedication can convey sentiment to those who stumble across the volume long after the book’s original recipient has passed on. Illustrations, charts, even graphics and fonts speak to the values of specific time periods.

While working with these books, my head filled with narratives, not the tales put forth by their authors, but the stories of the book owners. I was struck by a child’s angry “impossible!” scribbled in response to the gift of a ponderous religious tome. What librarian so disliked a Dominick Dunne novel that she pummeled the book with numerous stamps? And how does a family give away grandmother’s golden anniversary gift?

Artists Reception: Fri, Oct 11, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Arnall Golden Gregory
171 17th St., NW, #2100
Atlanta, GA 30363  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 545-1766
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1414
ACP Listing #: 075

ACP Photography Auction
© ACP Photography Auction
ACP Photography Auction
King Plow Arts Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Fri, Sep 20, 6:30pm - 10pm

ACP proudly presents our 8th annual photography auction and gala, 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 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, guest curated by Jennifer Schwartz.

Immediately afterward at 7:30pm we will be ushered into the dining room for the delicious seated dinner by Bold American Catering and the exciting live auction.

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.

Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited.

View the Auction Catalog at ACPinfo.org

King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 815-1178
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1494
ACP Listing #: 027

John E. Ramspott
© John E. Ramspott
Saving Gaia
Stan McCollum Gallery
Featuring work by: John E. Ramspott

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 3, to Sat, Nov 2 2013

Stan McCollum gallery is pleased to present Saving Gaia, a solo exhibition by John E. Ramspott,
Ramspott's love for the outdoors and his concern for the environment have led him to document both nature's beauty and the soiling of that beauty. "Saving Gaia" combines his passion for Mother Earth, the beauty of wildlife and the power of the female form.

Ramspott's photography has been seen in BURNAWAY magazine, Creative Loafing, Jezebel, The Atlantan and other publications including ones abroad.

Opening Reception: Thu, Oct 3, 7pm

Stan McCollum Gallery
935 Marietta Street
#29
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (404) 565-6151
web: http://stanmccollumgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1345
ACP Listing #: 049

Myrtie Cope
© Myrtie Cope
Women in Focus
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Susan Beallor-Snyder, Vicki Bethel, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Gail Des Jardin, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza Pope, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susan Helber, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Peggy McKinney, Carolyn Meltzer, Chris Mitts, Tracy Moore, Niki Murphy, Gittel Price, Linda Rathke, Denise Savage, Theresa Sicurezza, Virginia Twinam Smith

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Sat, Nov 2 2013

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. It was founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth. Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography. Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms. Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, and critiques and by covering topics relating to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. The scope of the group's activities is further extended past the geographical area of its home base through an Internet presence and joint projects with women photographers around the world.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 9pm

Digital Arts Studio
1082 Huff Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (866) 352-9979
web: http://digitalartstudio.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1477
ACP Listing #: 063

Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images
© Benjamin Lowy/Reportage by Getty Images
ACP Knowledge Series: Getty Images
Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Featuring work by: Antonio Bolfo, Ben Lowy

Artists Talk: Thu, Oct 10, 7pm - 9pm

Get a rare look at the dangerous and important work being done by some of the world’s finest photojournalists.

Meet photographers Ben Lowy, Antonio Bolfo, and the Managing Editor for Reportage by Getty Images, Lauren Steel, to learn what they do and how they do it. How did they get where they are today? What are the most important things to consider when telling a story through photographs? How are photographers picked for assignments? How is photojournalism adapting to the changes taking place in photography today?

Come be amazed by their photographs and contribute to the discussion during the Q & A session after their presentations. www.reportagebygettyimages.com

Robert C. Williams Paper Museum
Georgia Tech Campus
500 10th St
Atlanta, GA 30332  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 894-6663
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1508
ACP Listing #: 073

Slideluck ATL / #weloveatl
© Slideluck ATL / #weloveatl
ACP Closing Party with Slideluck Atlanta & #weloveatl
Fay Gold Gallery at the Westside Cultural Arts Center
Featuring work by: #weloveatl, Various Artists, Slideluck ATL

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 25, 6pm - 9:30pm

It's our 15th birthday and ACP loves a party! What better way to close out the festival than to have a party featuring the second ever Slideluck Atlanta and our first collaboration with #weloveatl!

Join us for food, beverages, music, photography and projections, and don’t forget to wish us Happy Birthday!

About Slideluck Atlanta: Part of a larger 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art, Slideluck operates multimedia slideshows combined with potluck dinners in about 50 cities around the world.

About #weloveatl: Not just an Instagram hashtag, #weloveatl is a community-driven photography movement that will be taking it to the streets with appearances at various ACP events throughout the month of October. Created in 2012 by local photographers to help showcase Atlanta mobile photographers' love of the city, #weloveatl is back with a mobile exhibition truck showcasing a rotating exhibition of incredible smartphone photography from across the Metro area.

Fay Gold Gallery at the Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 364-5432
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1514
ACP Listing #: 101

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