For our exhibition Know South / No South, on view until July 14, APG's Esther Griffin will be talking with the participating artists about their entries to the show and the idea of Southern identity. Next up is Aaron Blum.Read More
We are sad to announce that after leading the way at APG for 3.5 years of amazing growth, Beth Lilly has decided to step down as Executive Director. Beth wanted to inform the members about this decision, so our own Esther Griffin spoke with her about her time at APG, new challenges, and her reasons for leaving now.Read More
Leading up to our exhibition Know South / No South on June 8, APG's Esther Griffin will be talking with the participating artists about their entries to the show and the idea of Southern identity. Next up is Aaron Hardin.Read More
"How do we know the South in a world of homogenization in which the actual buildings and landscapes suggest that in many ways there is now “no South”? The geographic region and the various cultures that make up “the South” all still exist, but they exist in a very different context and under different conditions." Read more
Reminder: McCabe's Juror Talk is this Saturday, June 9, at 2pm.
Leading up to our exhibition Know South / No South on June 8, APG's Esther Griffin will be talking with the participating artists about their entries to the show and the idea of Southern identity. Next up is J. Dudley Greer. Born in Hazleton, PA, Greer received his BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and his MFA in Photography, with distinction, from the University of Georgia. Greer was chosen by juror Richard McCabe as one of seven artists to be included in Know South / No South.
Leading up to our exhibition Know South / No South on June 8, APG's Esther Griffin will be talking with the participating artists about their entries to the show and the idea of a Southern identity. First up is Akea Brown. Born in New Orleans, LA, Brown currently resides in Baltimore, MD and received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Photography and Integrated Humanistic Studies in 2018. Brown was chosen by juror Richard McCabe as one of seven artists to be included in Know South / No South.Read More
Mark your calendars: On Thursday, June 21 we will be featuring Athens, GA photographer Carl Martin for our next Speaking of Photography event. Martin is currently working on a book with Fall Line Press of images taken in Athens, AL over a span of 25 years, titled Carl Martin: The Book, that will feature approximately 37 color plates, 21 black & white duotone images, and essays by Tim Davis and Michael David Murphy. We encourage you to support Martin, a fellow photographer and exceptional artist in our photographic community, and his Kickstarter campaign for the book.
Are you looking to be more involved with Atlanta's photographic arts community? Maybe you should consider joining APG's Volunteer Rewards Program. We always need folks to help install and de-install exhibitions, assist with receptions, and photograph openings and other events. If you'd like to be an important part of APG activities, please email us, and we'll find an opportunity that fits your schedule. And if you sign up for the Rewards Program, we'll keep track of the time, and for every 20 hours you volunteer, you can earn a free Membership or Call For Entry fee.
APG's Esther Griffin recently spoke with Know South / No South Juror Richard McCabe about the inspiration and intent for the exhibition, and his own work as an artist. McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. In the same year he received a Fellowship to New York University to attend the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar. From 1998 – 2005 he lived in New York City where he worked for numerous art galleries and museums. In 2005, He relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana and has worked within the curatorial department of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art for the past twelve years. In 2010, he became the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum. In the fall of 2017, Aint – Bad published LAND STAR; a monograph of McCabe’s photography.Read More
One of APG’s most popular exhibitions has always been our annual juried Airport Show. So when Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport gave us the disappointing news last year that they would no longer be holding exhibitions in the main Atrium, we were a little disappointed, to say the least. But, to quote Yogi Berra and/or Lenny Kravitz: (Baby) It ain’t over 'til it’s over. Plans changed, and the world's busiest airport recently reached out to us to see if we would be interested in continuing to organize the Airport’s exhibition for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), and we said: Yes, please. ACP Executive Director Amy Miller has already agreed to continue on as Airport Show judge, so that is more great news. In the meantime, we are busy nailing down the details and will be putting out a call for submissions, asap. Stay tuned.
APG is thrilled to announce that juror Richard McCabe has selected 7 artists for our upcoming Know South / No South exhibition. There were over 1,300 images submitted from over 70 artists. APG congratulates artists Aaron Blum, Rosie Brock, Akea Brown, Joshua Dudley Greer, Jennifer Garza-Cuen, Aaron Hardin, and Anderson Scott. Opening reception is June 8, with a Juror Talk the following day, June 9, at 2pm. More details soon.
We are pleased to announce that the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved the 2018 Contracts for Services Awards at its meeting on April 11, 2018, and Atlanta Photography Group (APG) was awarded $3000. Thanks to Imani Christor for the good news and to everyone at the Fulton County Arts & Culture Council.
John Sumner has been an active APG member and exhibiting photographer for many years. In early 2016 he suffered a stroke and has since been working hard to recover. Friend and fellow photographer Chip Simone recently spoke with him, and we now have information for our members who would like to visit and otherwise support him. John is at the Bud Terrace Community at Emory's Wesley Woods facility on 1817 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta. He is in Room 514 and visitation hours are after 12:30pm. You can call him at 404-728-4965, and the number for the nurses' station is 404-728-6494. We're sure John would love to hear from his fellow artists and friends. There is also a GoFundMe set up to help with rehabilitation costs.
"Bahouth has set out to create a spontaneous community to view his documentation of the community in which he lives and works. It is this innovation that distinguishes these portrait photos from the ones in the group show that fill the walls of the gallery around Bahouth’s installation. The “power of friendship” described by Bahouth in the wall text is still basically the personal relationship between the photographer and his individual subjects, but the implication is that the invisible network they form could transmute as quickly as the spontaneous interactions of friends or strangers that this viewing format might generate." Read more
Reminder: Bahouth's artist talk is this Saturday, April 21, at 11am.
Currently showing in the Maloof Gallery at APG is Peter Bahouth's Recognition, a site-specific installation featuring a new body of work. Recognition explores the power of friendship and personal relationships to transcend the common transactions of daily life and our increasing social polarization. APG's Erin Fender spoke with Bahouth about his inspiration, influences, and evoking emotion through technology.Read More
The Gallery will be rented out this May to MFA Thesis exhibitions, so we are pleased to announce a new, off-site APG exhibition curated by intern Nick Ashton. Growing Up Human will run from April 28 - July 25 at Gallery Walk at Terminus, an exhibition space located in the lobby of the 200 Terminus building in Buckhead. Focusing on portraiture, Ashton's inspiration for the show comes from time spent researching the APG image database. "I was drawn to images about the experience of growing up as a boy and then branching out to images of couples and other aspects of childhood and girlhood. The stories in these photos form the basis for the universally shared experiences of childhood and love." The exhibition is free and open to the public, with plenty of parking available in the Terminus parking deck.
Thanks to all that made it out to I Am A Man: Civil Rights Photography in the Post Civil-Rights Era, featuring the work of Joshua Rashaad McFadden, and a panel discussion with Ralph B. Watkins (Senior Pastor of Wheat Street Baptist Church), and Gregory Harris (Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Musuem).
Photos by Richard Skoonberg
Erin L. Scott was born and raised in Atlanta with her twin sister. After graduating high school, she moved to Baltimore to study photography at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). She is currently back living in Atlanta with her husband and working at APG (Hi, Erin!) as Program Manager. Scott was chosen by juror Sam Barzilay as one of six artists to be included in our annual Portfolio exhibition.Read More