2015 Festival Guide

Sorting by ACP Number :: Listing #091 - #105

© Albert Chong
Absolute Chong
Hammonds House Museum
Featuring work by: Albert Chong

Opening Reception Oct 18 2- 5pm

Albert Chong, an artist of African and Chinese descent uses photography, sculpture, and installation art to explore his ancestry and identity. His early photography works earned critical recognition for its contribution to the multi-culturalism movement in the visual arts. He specifically creates visual narratives on race, identity, family, nationalism, mysticism and spirituality. Mr. Chong's perspective ranges from aesthetic beauty for its own sake to the personal, political and numerous other concerns that constitute his artistic vision.

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chong teaches art and photography at the University of Boulder and will be at Hammonds House Museum's 2015 VAN (Visual Art Network - of the National Performance Network) artists in residence.

Exhibition Sep 6 - Nov 8

Artist's Talk Oct 18 3 -4pm

Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 - Google Maps
(404) 612-0500
Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 91

Sydney Kaufmann
© Sydney Kaufmann
Photography by Sydney Kaufmann
Salon Next
Featuring work by: Sydney Kaufmann

Artist's Reception, Photowalk Oct 18 2-4pm

Join us for wine and light snacks and a viewing of photography from various outdoor experiences in nature from recent travels

Exhibition Oct 17 - Oct 31

Salon Next
857 Collier Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 609-7041
ACP Listing #: 92

© Instagram
ACP Spotlight: Instagram Panel
Westside Cultural Arts Center

Panel Discussion Oct 21 7pm, doors open at 6:30

There's no debate that Instagram has changed (and is changing!) the nature of what it means to take pictures & share photographs. These local makers use Instagram in innovative ways to express themselves, reach new audiences, and participate in the global image conversation.

This unique panel discussion, moderated by Tyson Wheatley, professional Instagrammer, will explore the ins-and-outs of how Instagram is changing the way we visually communicate. From Grant Mimms to Whitney Ott, this cross-section of Instagrammers will discuss how the platform has affected, inspired, and elevated their photography. We can't wait!

Featured Panelists:
Stephen McMennamy
Tim Lampe
Grant Mimms
Vanessa Toro
Whitney Ott

Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(678) 218-3740
ACP Listing #: 93

My Atlanta Exhibition
Ponce City Market

Oct 22 11am- 2pm

Exhibit your photographs at Ponce City Market - open to the public!

Hours for viewing:

Thursday & Friday 11am- 2pm (October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
Saturday 10am - 4pm (October 3, 10, 17)
Sunday 12pm - 4pm (September 27, October 4, 11, 18)
Fri, October 23rd & Sat, October 24th, photographs removed 10am-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 (yes, you!), Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by the staff of Creative Loafing.

Photographs must be hung on Saturday, September 26th, between 10am and 4pm, and must be picked up Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th, between 10am and 1pm. Please bring unmounted, un-matted photographs, as images will be adhered to the wall with painter's tape. Framed photographs cannot be used.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking on-site, or arrive via the BeltLine.

In Partnership with Ponce City Market and Creative Loafing.

Ponce City Market
Pop-up Gallery (across from Anthropologie - North Avenue entrance)
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
ACP Listing #: 23

Andrew Feiler
© Andrew Feiler
Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library & Galleries
Featuring work by: Andrew Feiler

Opening Reception & Book Signing Oct 23, 5:30-8:30pm

Opening of the premier exhibition and book signing for "Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color", published by UGA Press in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council with photographs by Andrew Feiler.

A large bell hangs in the clock tower overlooking the now quiet campus of Morris Brown College. Its inscription reads, in part, "Dedicated to the Education of Youth, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color". Founded by African Americans in 1881, Morris Brown lost its accreditation to financial pressures and scandal in 2002. Today its campus is largely abandoned.

Andrew Feiler was granted unique access to Morris Brown's hauntingly silent campus. His documentary artistic photography portrays a proud past, a challenging present and an uncertain future, not only for this one institution but for all of America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This significant work surfaces issues at the heart of the debate raging in our society: How do we create opportunity for all in America? How do we create onramps to the middle class?

Exhibition Oct 23 - Nov 29

Artist's Talk Nov 7, 10am

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library & Galleries
111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 - Google Maps
(404) 978-2000
Mon-Thu: 8am-12am
Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 12-6pm
Sun: 12pm-12am
ACP Listing #: 95

Marcia Vaitsman
© Marcia Vaitsman
Small Acts of Kindness
Whitespace Gallery
Featuring work by: Marcia Vaitsman

Artist's Reception Oct 23 7- 10pm

Join whitespace gallery on Friday, October 23rd for an opening reception featuring a new body of work by Marcia Vaitsman titled Small Acts of Kindness. Stop by between 7 pm to 10 pm to view this incredible collection of photographs and enjoy an evening celebrating whitespace's newest exhibition.

Exhibition Oct 23 - Nov 28

Whitespace Gallery
814 Edgewood Ave., Atlanta, Georgia - Google Maps
(404) 688-1892
Wed-Sat: 11am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 96

Debra Booth
© Debra Booth
Mary Stanley Selects for APG
Atlanta Photography Group Gallery

Opening Reception Oct 23 7:30- 9:30pm

Juror Mary Stanley, independent curator and collector, curates this diverse and dynamic show for APG. Founded over 25 years ago, APG continues its mission to provide the opportunities and support for photographers to further their artistic development and to create a photographic community for all individuals interested in contemporary photography.

Exhibition Oct 21 - Nov 21

Atlanta Photography Group Gallery
Tula Art Center, 75 Bennett St NW, B-1, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 605-0605
Wed-Sat: 12-4pm
ACP Listing #: 97

Raymond Smith
© Raymond Smith
In Time We Shall Know Ourselves: Photographs by Raymond Smith
Georgia Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Raymond Smith

Exhibition Oct 24 - Jan 3, 2016

In the summer of 1974, a young man drove an aging Volkswagen from New England through the South and into the Midwest, camping and photographing people and places along the way to California. The car died in Kansas City and Ray Smith took the train home to New Haven, Connecticut, where he printed some of the 750 exposures he had made with his Rolleiflex and Minolta twin-lens cameras. Few of these rare prints have been exhibited or published until now. These 52 images reflect the subjects, places and people Smith encountered.

Artist's Talk Nov 19 5:30 -6:30pm

Georgia Museum of Art
90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602 - Google Maps
(706) 542-4662
Tue-Wed: 10am-5pm
Thu: 10am-9pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 98

Roe Ethridge
© Roe Ethridge
ACP Lecture Series / ART PAPERS LIVE
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Roe Ethridge

Lecture Oct 24 2pm

This event is made possible through meaningful partnership with the High Museum of Art and is sponsored in part by Mailchimp.

Roe Ethridge (American, born 1969) studied photography at the Atlanta College of Art. Working within the classic genres of portrait, landscape, and still life photography, Ethridge integrates conceptual and commercial practices, at times using images already in circulation - including outtakes from his own editorial work.

Ethridge's work has been shown at institutions such as the Barbican Center (London), Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston), and the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. His first major retrospective, curated by Anne Pontegnie, was exhibited at Le Consortium in Dijon before traveling to Museum Leuven, Belgium, in 2012.

This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office at 404-733-5000. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets to the Museum are sold separately. Parking decks on site or take MARTA to Arts Center Station.

High Museum of Art
Rich Auditorium (change from the printed Festival Guide)
1280 Peachtree St., NE., Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
ACP Listing #: 99

Lynsey Addario
© Lynsey Addario
ACP Lecture Series Presents Lynsey Addario
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Featuring work by: Lynsey Addario

Lecture Oct 26 Doors open at 6:30, lecture at 7pm.


This lecture is in support of the exhibition "Women of Vision" on view at Fernbank Museum of Natural History September 26, 2015-January 3, 2016. (A selection of Lynsey's images are included in this exhibition.) Attendees may view the "Women of Vision" exhibition immediately following the lecture.

Over the last 20 years, pre-eminent American photojournalist Lynsey Addario has documented a rapidly-changing world. Her photographs focus on humanitarian and human rights issues across the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa for The New York Times, National Geographic, and Time Magazine, and is represented exclusively by Getty Images Reportage.

In 2015, American Photo magazine named Lynsey as one of five most influential photographers of the past 25 years, saying she changed the way we saw the world's conflicts.

Lynsey has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur 'Genius Grant' and the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting, both in 2009. In 2010 Lynsey was named one of 20 women on Oprah Winfrey's Power List and one of Glamour magazine's 20 women of the year in 2011.

She recently released a New York Times Best selling memoir, "It's What I Do", which chronicles her personal and professional life as a photojournalist coming of age in the post-9/11 world. It is her first book.

This Program presented in partnership with PNC Bank, National Geographic and Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This program is free, however seating is limited and must be reserved through the Fernbank Box Office at (404) 929-6400 or fernbankmuseum.org/ACP

For more info about this exhibition, please see the inside front cover of this Festival Guide or visit bit.ly/women-of-vision-2015

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Rd., Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 929-6300
ACP Listing #: 100

Kathryn Kolb
© Kathryn Kolb
ACP Collaboration: Kathryn Kolb
Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center
Featuring work by: Kathryn Kolb

Lecture & Exhibition Oct 29, Doors open at 6:00, lecture at 7pm.

Thurs, Oct 29, doors open at 6pm to view exhibit, lecture starts at 7pm, followed by a book signing

After photographic beginnings in journalism photography, since the mid-1990s, Kathryn Kolb has focused her camera's lens on the natural forms of trees, plants and natural landscapes. With painstaking attention to composition, Kathryn finds images that resonate with the symmetries found within the fractal architecture of nature. As one viewer put it, "she is playing visual jazz with her camera."

Kathryn will discuss her own journey following nature's designs that includes discussion of the layers of design we respond to when looking at images, and how our right and left-brain hemispheres shape the way we view photographs. In addition to her own work, Kathryn will show the work of other artists that illustrate her thoughtful observations on viewing photographs, from the viewfinder to the final print.

Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center
966 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30327 - Google Maps
(404) 262-1345
ACP Listing #: 101

Kathryn Kolb
© Kathryn Kolb
Symmetries of Nature
Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center
Featuring work by: Kathryn Kolb

Artist's Talk Oct 29 7- 9pm

With painstaking attention to composition, Kathryn Kolb finds images that resonate with the symmetries found within the fractal architecture of nature. Blending abstract design with details of "realness" she creates images that are perhaps more at home in the genre of painting than photography. Her goal is not so much to tell nature's story by illustrating scenes, but to reveal the universal forms that create meanings within scenes, which she discovers at times in the most ordinary places. Her keen observations and sense of enthusiasm come through with her use of design and lighting. The result is a sense of becoming engaged with nature's swirling, complex perfection that pervades her work in a subtle but addicting way. Kathryn's photographs in this show illustrate the geometric symmetry found in nature as well as the evolution of her photographic eye to more complex forms and compositional design patterns over time.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 30

Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center
966 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 - Google Maps
(404) 262-1345
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 102

Cammi Lusk
© Cammi Lusk
Anxiety: A Pop-up Book
Featuring work by: Cammi Lusk

Artist's Reception Oct 30 7- 10pm

This one night only thesis exhibit features the work of SCAD Atlanta graduate student Cammi Lusk. Her work investigates anxiety in the childlike format of a photographic pop-up book and explores art-making a means of coping with anxiety.

814 Edgewood Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 688-1892
Wed-Sat: 11am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 103

© France Dorman
Images from India
Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center

Exhibition Oct 31 - Nov 23

This exhibit features the art photography of Pace Academy students, taken on a recent "Isdell Center for Global Leadership" trip to India. The students traveled and photographed well beyond "The Golden Triangle" (Delhi, Jaipur, Agra), gathering images of the elusive Bengal Tiger and other wildlife in several national parks, photographing the rock-cut architecture of The Ellora Caves and the paintings at Ajanta, and, of course, the fascinating people of India.

Artist's Reception Nov 06 7pm

Pace Academy - Fine Arts Center
966 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30327 - Google Maps
(404) 262-1345
Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm
ACP Listing #: 104

Bob Kolbrener
© Bob Kolbrener
Ansel Adams: Before & After
Booth Western Art Museum
Featuring work by: Ansel Adams, Bob Kolbrener, Al Weber

Opening Reception Nov 14, 7PM

Over 100 print exhibition, including 30 by Ansel Adams, his predecessors, peers and 13 contemporary photographers. Keynote address by Dr. Michael Adams (Ansel's son) at 7pm will be a ticketed event due to limited seating.

Building on the success of a major Ansel Adams retrospective exhibition held at Booth Western Art Museum in 2009-10, the Booth is mounting an exhibition exploring Adams' influence and highlighting the work of contemporary or living photographers. The living artists selected include those whose work is related to Adams' considerable legacy as well as those who are pushing the boundaries of photography in ways Adams might were he with us today. The exhibition will also include images by those who preceded Adams, influencing his early work, along with photographs made by his peers, providing context for Adams' career and his lasting legacy.

Containing over 100 original prints, including up to 30 images by Adams, the exhibition will shine a spotlight on 15 contemporary photographers who have not achieved Adams' name recognition but are deserving of attention. The opening event for the exhibition will include a lecture by Ansel's son Michael, on November 14. Additional programming will include a day-long symposium featuring contemporary photographers, critics and historians in January 2016, and appearances by photographers throughout the run.

Ansel and After: Before & After is co-curated by Booth Director Seth Hopkins and Tony Casadonte and Bob Yellowlees with Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta.

Exhibition Nov 14 - Mar 20, 2016

Photography Symposium Jan 23, 2016

Booth Western Art Museum
501 Museum Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 - Google Maps
(770) 387-1300
Tue-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 105

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