2015 Festival Guide

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Shannon Davis & Virginie Kippelen
© Shannon Davis & Virginie Kippelen
Urban Wilderness + Man-Made Nature
Trees Atlanta TreeHouse at Stoveworks
Featuring work by: Shannon Davis, Virginie Kippelen

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 23

URBAN WILDERNESS + MAN-MADE NATURE is a photography exhibit showcasing two photographers' work beginning on October 8th with a speaking event on October 20th. The exhibit will include work on display both indoors and outdoors with images highlighting urban features of the city like the Atlanta BeltLine. Virginie Kippelen and Shannon Davis bring a fresh perspective to the urban forest of Atlanta and the importance of paying attention to how the people of a city transform the canopy.

Virginie seeks out nature in the city and creates images that reflect on her experience of walking in parks and green spaces in search of a sense of wilderness.

Shannon focuses on areas where man has consciously moved or manipulated nature in order to co-exist. She frames these innocuous reconstructed spaces as if they are beautiful natural landscapes.

Artist's Talk Oct 20 7pm -8:30pm

Trees Atlanta TreeHouse at Stoveworks
112 Krog St Suite 7, Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 522-4097
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 52

Masao Yamamoto
© Masao Yamamoto
Masao Yamamoto: New Work, Kawa=Flow + John Chiara: Mississippi
Jackson Fine Art
Featuring work by: John Chiara, Debbie Fleming Caffery, Masao Yamamoto

Opening Reception Sep 18 6- 8pm

Jackson Fine Art is pleased to exhibit new works by Masao Yamamoto and John Chiara throughout October. Yamamoto is known for his snapshot-sized monochromatic works, often presented in installations by the hundreds. His use of mixed media techniques and aged texturing recalls "memories dropping out of drawers." Recently, Yamamoto has been focusing on his Kawa=Flow series, emphasizing individual photographs as well as the collective entity.

San Francisco-based artist John Chiara combines photography and sculpture to create first-generation unique prints - without the use of film. Shooting with a handbuilt camera on a flatbed trailer, Chiara exposes and manipulates his images in situ. We're excited to bring Chiara's Mississippi photographs, taken over the course of one year in Coahoma County, MS, to the south.

Both exhibitions open with a reception and artist talk September 18-19 and will be on view throughout October as Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Exhibition Sep 18 - Oct 31

Artist's Talk Sep 19 11:00 am

Book Signing Oct 20 6pm

Debbie Fleming Caffery: "Alphabet"

Jackson Fine Art
3115 East Shadowlawn Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 - Google Maps
(404) 233-3739
Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 8

© 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

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

Tho Pham
© Tho Pham
Trois Gallery

Exhibition Oct 2 - Oct 30

Persona is an exhibition of outstanding recent work created by SCAD Atlanta graduate and undergraduate photography students. With more than 50 photographs on view, Persona demonstrates the talent, personal vision and point of view that characterize SCAD student photographers. The exhibition features inventive and expressive approaches to portraiture such as cyanotypes, camera obscura, mixed media photo collage, multiple exposure, artist's books, digital color photography and black-and-white prints.

The exhibition features Hrishikesh Bhattar, Frances Claudio-Vargas, Alicia Collins, Stephanie Eley, Ervin Johnson, Matt King, Shoccara Marcus, Joshua McFadden, Tho Pham, Andrew Sisk and Julisiah Toney.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography and is curated by Alexandra Sachs, curator of exhibitions, with the assistance of Michael O'Brien, chair of photography department, SCAD Atlanta.

Artist's Reception Oct 22 6 -7pm

Trois Gallery
SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St NE, Building A, 4th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 253-2700
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm
ACP Listing #: 33

Dr. Horace Mann Bond
© Dr. Horace Mann Bond
Education of the Negro: a photographic study by Dr. Horace Mann Bond
Gallery L1
Featuring work by: Dr. Horace Mann Bond

Opening Reception Oct 3 6- 9pm

Born in 1904 in Nashville TN, Dr. Horace Mann Bond was an educator, activist, and scholar.

Beginning in the fall of 1929, Dr. Bond participated in a survey of black schools and the achievement of black children in North Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama. During this time, Bond visited more than 700 urban and rural black schools and administered standardized tests to nearly ten thousand children. The project was sponsored by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Later, Dr. Bond and his wife, Julia Washington Bond, studied an isolated rural community, Star Creek, Louisiana. The Bonds were directed to observe and report on black schools, social and economic conditions and race relations in the rural South. These photographs are products of those studies.

The Schoolhouse series is accompanied by Bond family photographs that bare a stark contrast to the children Dr. Bond was photographing at the time.

This show was brought to life through the collaboration of James Bond, son of Dr. Horace Mann Bond, and Atlanta Master Printer, Barry Blackwell. We are honored as this is the first time these photographs have ever been printed and displayed to the public.

Exhibition Oct 3 - Oct 31

Lecture Oct 22 6:30pm -8pm

Film Screening Oct 29 6 - 9pm - Tickets here

Gallery L1
828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Suite L1, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(687) 502-0047
Fri-Sat: 11am-6:30pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
& by appointment
web: www.galleryl1.com/
ACP Listing #: 48

Alec Soth
© Alec Soth
Georgia Dispatch
Gallery 1600
Featuring work by: Alec Soth

Exhibition Oct 10 - Jan 20, 2016

In Summer 2014, the SCAD Museum of Art sponsored LBM Dispatch #7: Georgia, the seventh and final project of Alec Soth's ongoing Dispatch series (2011-2014) during a two-week, 2,400-mile excursion through rural and urban Georgia. SCAD is delighted to present the Southeast premiere of these new works during Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

The Dispatch series began in 2011 when Soth and writer Brad Zellar journeyed across Ohio masquerading as small-town newspaper beat reporters, covering day-to-day happenings along their trek. The exhibition will feature a selection of Soth's documentary photography from the Georgia series, creating a time-lapse portrait of the region.

This exhibition marks the conclusion of Soth and Zellar's Little Brown Mushroom (LBM) Dispatch and is curated by Aaron Levi Garvey, SCAD assistant curator of exhibitions.

Artist's Reception Oct 22 6 - 7pm

Gallery 1600
SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St NE, Building A, 2nd Floor, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 253-2700
Mon-Fri: 8:30am-5:30pm
ACP Listing #: 68

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

Alicia Collins
© Alicia Collins
Art Products LLC
Featuring work by: Alicia Collins

Opening Reception Oct 23, 6-10pm

Home showcases work that both investigates and challenges the ideals of motherhood, family dynamics, and home while examining the intense and fiercely close relationship the artist shares with her mother. Within Collins' eccentric upbringing, "home" was never clearly defined. Throughout the artist's life, her mother has always been her constant-her one safe place where she finds acceptance and belonging. Collins' mother is her home. The act of photographing her mother has become a ritual for the artist. Anxiety and tenderness fuse together, creating complex relationships where boundaries and normalcy are regularly challenged.

Visually, this work functions as pictorial evidence that begins to tell a maternal story of mother and daughter. Within this process, Collins' and her mother learn from one another and their painful history in order to rewrite their own brand of personal truth while simultaneously creating a body of work, where their private moments become artifacts for public viewing. This work bears witness to an understanding: a private language between mother and daughter, where each party has assumed the role of an artist, and where the concept of home is understood.

Exhibition Oct 23 - Oct 29

Art Products LLC
565 Northside Drive SW, Unit #2, (Abrams Fixture Building), Atlanta, GA 30310 - Google Maps
(810) 333-2311
Sat. 24th, Sun. 25th, Thurs. 29th: Noon-4PM (or call for appointment)
ACP Listing #: 60

© Jeff Morgan
"Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered"
Portfolio Center Atlanta
Featuring work by: Portfolio Center Student Photographers

Opening Reception - CANCELED Oct 17 7 - 10pm

"Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered." This quote by Dr. Seuss reminds us that no one is guaranteed a tomorrow and we should all live each day like it's our last. This exhibition by the photography students of the Portfolio Center follows local nonprofits to tell the stories of those people who have devoted themselves to helping others and the people they serve. If you knew you had one year to live what would you change? It's not about saving the world but more importantly about making a difference.

Exhibition Oct 24 - Nov 24

Portfolio Center Atlanta
125 Bennett Street, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 351-5055
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
By Appointment Only
web: www.portfoliocenter.edu/
ACP Listing #: 86

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

Mike Nalley
© Mike Nalley
National Photography Exhibit 2015
Mable House Arts Center
Featuring work by: Hewett Beasley, Patsy Bowie, Dominique Chaponot, John Clemmer, Tammy Coleman, Angie Dachs, Linda Fordham, Damien Guarnieri, Stephanie Hendrix, Deborah Karwisch, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering, Charles Kirk, Rachel Kirk, Harry Leftridge, Emily Lightner, Manual Llaneras, Catherine McRee-Moser, Ron Moon, Robert Myers, Mike Nalley, Judith Ann Nelson, Rich Nuckolls, John Ridings, Karen Roberts

Opening Reception Oct 24 7- 9pm

An exhibit from 25 photographers selected by South Cobb Arts Alliance from around the country. A varied group of styles and genres covering all aspects of photography in one venue. Come and absorb all aspects of this exhibit from film, digital and photographic art.

Exhibition Oct 7 - Oct 24

Mable House Arts Center
5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, GA 30126 - Google Maps
(770) 819-3285
Mon-Thu: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 88

© Carla Royal
"TEXTURE" — Juried Fine Art Photography Exhibition
Amblewood Gallery
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition Oct 11 - Oct 25

Please come and join us for the show of the "TEXTURE" Exhibition. At the Amblewood Gallery, a bright and
intimate Fine Art gallery in the heart of Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills.

Juror's Talk & Reception Oct 25 4 -7pm

Amblewood Gallery
9133 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 - Google Maps
(470) 658-6165
Thu-Sun: 12-5pm
By Appointment Only
web: www.amblewoodgallery.com
ACP Listing #: 71

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