Q & A: Kristina Ford

Kristina Ford is from Lilburn, Georgia. She grew up near the corner of Lilburn and Snellville and attended high school at Brookwood. Her father worked downtown for Bellsouth when it was still around. She is one of her mother's two daughters. Growing up, the suburbs were a peaceful place for her family but not as good a place for Ford to find her niche. ("I’ve always fervently had my sights on Atlanta.") Her work explores the tensions inherent between harmony and discord and the spatial relations between objects. Ford was chosen by a select jury as one of the four winners of APG's inaugural Student Prize exhibition.

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Q & A: Kelli Couch

Kelli Couch was born and raised in LaGrange, Georgia. She is the oldest of four sisters and one brother. She has two step-sisters and five step-brothers. She is married and the mother of two. Couch graduated from the University of West Georgia with a BFA in Photography and is set to begin her second year of grad school at Georgia State University. She was chosen by a select jury as one of the four winners of APG's inaugural Student Prize exhibition. Her work is warm, kind, and full of family, with a welcome spoonful of the darkly comic.

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Q & A: Jack Deese

Jack Deese was born in Hartwell, Georgia. When he was eight, his family moved to Milledgeville. He went to high school and one year of college there. Then he transferred to the University of Georgia, where he majored in Photography. After that he received his MFA at Georgia State University. Deese was chosen by a select jury as one of the four winners of APG's inaugural Student Prize exhibition. His photographs are vivid, considered, and to the point.  

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