2015 Festival Guide

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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

ACP Portfolio Review
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Portfolio Review Oct 10

This event is closed to the public. 51 photographers from across the country have been selected to meet one-on-one with a distinguished panel of reviewers. This year's attendees will receive valuable feedback about their work and make meaningful connections. Special thanks to Lumiere for their support of this program.

This year's distinguished panel of reviewers includes:

  • David Bram - Founder, Fraction Magazine; Co-founder, Flashpowder Projects
  • Alyssa Coppelman - Independent photo editor
  • Catherine Couturier - Owner, Catherine Couturier Gallery
  • Arnika Dawkins - Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery
  • Jim Estrin - Founder, NY Times Lensblog
  • Bryan Formhals - Founder & Host, The LPV Show
  • Hava Gurevich - Director, Art2Art Circulating Exhibitions
  • Maria Kelly - Curatorial Assistant of Photography & Exhibitions, High Museum of Art
  • Michael Kochman - Creative Director, Image, Turner Broadcasting Systems
  • Paul Martineau - Associate Curator Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum
  • Dina Mitrani - Owner, Dina Mitrani Gallery
  • Mark Murrmann - Photo Editor, Mother Jones Magazine
  • Jennifer Schwartz - Founder, Crusade for Art; Co-founder Flashpowder Projects
  • Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art
  • Aline Smithson - Photographer & Founder, Lenscratch
  • Gordon Stettinius - Publisher, Candela Books; Owner, Candela Gallery
  • Dave Whitling - Creative Director, The Bitter Southerner
Roving VIP (on site the day of the reviews):
  • Mary Stanley - Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
(404) 347-9440
ACP Listing #: 66

ACP Portfolio Walk
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center

Exhibition Oct 10 6- 8pm

Calling all photography lovers!

One of the most surprising and unpredictable events each year is the ACP Portfolio Walk. You'll have the opportunity to meet participating photographers, view their work, and strike-up a conversation. This will be a great opportunity to see what is happening right now on the international photography scene. Get inspired, buy some great art directly from the artist, or make your next big discovery.

This event is free and open to the public. Convenient parking on-street in metered spaces, or in the hotel parking deck or take MARTA to the Midtown station.

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
(404) 347-9440
ACP Listing #: 69

Brett Weston
© Brett Weston
Brett Weston
High Museum of Art
Featuring work by: Brett Weston

Exhibition through Jan 10, 2016

Celebrated as one of the great mid-century American photographers, Brett Weston (1911-1993) is known for his distinctive approach to cityscapes, landscapes, and abstractions. Brett Weston is the son of influential photographer Edward Weston, who taught him to use a large-format camera. Weston's work initially focused on urban spaces in New York and San Francisco, but later shifted to abstract images of natural elements. Spanning more than fifty years, the prints in this show offer a broad view of the artist's career and demonstrate the High's strong holdings of post-war American photography. This exhibition is the result of a recent acquisition made possible through the generosity of Lucinda Bunnen, Christian Keesee, and the Brett Weston Archive.

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 733-5000
Tue-Thu: 10am-5pm
Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 1

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

© Yelena Yemchuk
Bold (feminine)
Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN
Featuring work by: Christy Bush, Joana Choumali, Helena Christensen, Josephine Sacabo, Yelena Yemchuk, Melissa Zexter

Opening Reception Oct 15 7- 9pm

Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN in collaboration with Constance Lewis present: Bold (feminine), a group exhibition highlighting an internationally diverse group of female photographers who address the oblique narrative of perception and representation of women in photography.

Exhibition Oct 15 - Nov 14

Curator's Lunch Nov 5 12 - 1:30pm

Join Marcia Wood with curator Constance Lewis for a conversation over lunch about the works in the exhibit of six female photographers with a broad range of approaches to photography, Connie's experience as a curator and gallerist, and her concepts about the curation of the exhibit. Bring your own lunch, or come sans lunch, or if you would like to let us know in advance we will provide a boxed lunch at the cost of $10.00. [RSVP on Eventbrite]

Marcia Wood Gallery MIDTOWN
1037 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(404) 827-0030
Tue-Sat: 12-5pm
ACP Listing #: 78

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

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