APG is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 Student Prize, a major new initiative to support the work of young photographic artists in Georgia. The prize is an exhibition in the APG Gallery for the two winners: Peyton Fulford (Columbus State University) presenting her series Infinite Tenderness, intimate portraits of young adults, and Ben Lee (Georgia State University) presenting his series, The Feeling of Being OK, an installation of appropriated imagery objects and text.
For this exhibition, APG invited the faculty of all Georgia colleges with a fine art degree program to nominate their top two photography students. A total of fifteen students were nominated and submitted examples of their work to a three-member panel of judges who selected two students for solo exhibitions. The judges were: Annette Cone-Skelton, Director at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Daniel Fuller, Curator at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art.
APG will host an opening reception on Thursday, August 24, from 6 – 9pm. Winning students Ben Lee and Peyton Fulford will give an artist talk on Thursday, August 31, and will include a reception for all the artists. Both events are free and open to the public.
Opening Reception: Aug 24, 6 - 9pm
Artist Talk: Aug 31, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Exhibition closes: Sat, Sept 23