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
Kasey Medlin was born and raised in Austin, Texas. "An amazing place to grow up." She attended the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah and afterward moved to Atlanta with her partner. Her work focuses on the "unreliable nature of memories, our ability to rewrite our past, and the implications that has for our future." Medlin was chosen by juror Sam Barzilay as one of six artists to be included in our annual Portfolio exhibition.Read More
Cherie E. Truesdell grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but moved north after school for her first job. "I didn't even last a year. I came right back to the South and landed just outside of Atlanta. I'm definitely a southern girl at heart. Nowadays, I live in Marietta with my husband, dog, and cat." And she still draws on her roots for inspiration. "I was fortunate to grow up in Baton Rouge. Living in Louisiana gives you a real larger than life kind of feeling." In her work, Truesdell strives to portray "the emotional and metaphysical nature of man, using symbols, color and narrative." Truesdell was chosen by juror Sam Barzilay as one of six artists to be included in our annual Portfolio exhibition.
Dale Niles was born in Norfolk, Virginia, raised in small North Carolina towns, and currently lives in Fayette County, Georgia. "My dad was a civil engineer who specialized in bridge construction so we always lived near the shore, Virginia Beach, Baltimore, and Manteo, North Carolina." In her photography, Niles looks to "create a legacy of all the sacred and beautiful things that I am privileged to experience in my time here." Work from her series Solidifying Roots was chosen by juror Sam Barzilay to be included in our annual Portfolio exhibition.
"The romantics sought to outmaneuver the cynicism of the preceding century’s enlightenment philosophy by finding significance in emotional attachments to objects and environments, as well as in what they saw as the uncontaminated insightfulness of children. These are habits of mind that have carried into the present day without any direct influence from the work of the romantics, and some remarkable examples of this can be found in the work of four of the six photographers in the Atlanta Photography Group gallery’s Portfolio 2018 show juried by Sam Barzilay..." Read more
Vanessa Filley was born and lived in New York City until she was twelve, at which time her family moved to Connecticut, where her parents still live. She went to college in Oberlin, OH and moved to San Francisco for the three years following graduation, then Atlanta for another four, and in 2006, moved to Chicago. "My husband and I thought we'd be in Chicago for three years and then move back East to be closer to family, but twelve years later we have grown roots and developed community that feels like family ... Being able to walk, bike, and take public transit most places I want to go is important to me as is access to an active and engaged arts and culture community. The Chicagoland area is ripe with both." In Filley's photography, peculiar children find sanctuary in books, in scenes somewhere between Grey Gardens and worlds of pure imagination. Filley was chosen by juror Sam Barzilay as one of six artists to be included in our annual Portfolio exhibition.Read More
We are very excited about the juror for this year's Portfolio exhibition. Best known to Atlanta audiences as a co-founder of The Fence, Sam Barzilay is someone who has made a huge impact in photography worldwide in a very short time. After getting his Masters in the UK, he began a variety of projects all focused on developing new audiences for photography and devising methods of presentation that further amplify the power of photographic story-telling in support of increased public awareness and social change. Over the past decade, he has served as creative director for United Photo Industries in New York, and in addition to The Fence, he co-founded Photoville, a photographic gathering that has rapidly become among the larges and best-attended photo festivals in North America. Sam is also one of the founding producers of the T3 Photo Festival in Tokyo Japan. He currently serves as nominator for the prestigious Prix Pictet.