We've lined up four excellent judges for our 31st Annual PUSH PiN party/exhibition: Amy Miller, executive director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), Bill Boling, owner and publisher of Fall Line Press, Nancy McCrary, publisher and editor-in-chief of South x Southeast photomagazine, and Susan Bridges, owner of Whitespace Gallery. This esteemed panel of judges will pick 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at 8:30pm on Friday, January 12th. PUSH PiN is open to all. Entry is $10 for non-members, APG members enter free.
Thanks to everyone who made it out for the dual opening receptions for Deck The Walls + Shannon Davis: I've Got Somethin' To Show You and the annual APG Members Meeting. And thanks to all our volunteers, our staff, our members, and to everyone else that supported photography and APG in 2017. We can't wait to see you all again in 2018.
Photos by John Schafer
We're happy to announce that P. Seth Thompson will be the moderator for January's meeting of the Critique Group. Thompson worked as curatorial assistant in the department of modern and contemporary art at The High Museum of Art and his work is in the permanent collection of Sir Elton John, The High Museum of Art, and the Fulton County Arts Council. In 2017, Thompson was chosen to exhibit five works at the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China.
See his work at pseththompson.com
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.
November 16th is the last day to see APG's 8th and final Airport Show at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. If you've missed the show, don't worry, the catalog has arrived. Luscious color, 46 pages and affordable, Airport 2017 is on sale at the Gallery for $15 each. And to all the amazing artists and jurors and everyone else that participated in the show –or just enjoyed it while waiting in the TSA line, we know you had a choice of airlines when you fly, and we want to thank you for flying with APG.
Congratulations to APG member Peter Essick, this year's winner of the Virginia Twinam Smith Purchase Award. Essick will now have two photographs in the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA). Director of MOCA GA Annette Cone-Skelton selected both "Foundation, Construction Site, Lithonia, Georgia, 2017" and "Construction Site, Decatur, Georgia, 2017" from the works in the Gregory Harris Selects exhibition. Essick also received a $500 cash award.
APG is pleased to welcome Erin Scott as our new Program Manager. Erin received her BFA in Photography from the Maryland Institute College of Art and has served internships with Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, Arnika Dawkins Gallery in Atlanta, and Atlanta Contemporary. Erin taught photography at The Children's School, and before that, as a volunteer event photographer, documented the underground hip-hop culture in Madrid, Spain. As Program Manager, Erin will focus on developing new educational programs, furthering our Speaking of Photography series, and managing other events.
In an effort to extend our mission in creating opportunities for photographers and artists in our community, Atlanta Photography Group is pleased to announce a major new initiative: Frame Loan Program. Open to all Atlanta area artists/photographers, for a small rental fee you will be able to choose from a wide selection of durable frames for your forthcoming exhibition or event. APG members receive discounts on rental fees. This program officially launches Tuesday, November 2.
Thanks to everyone who came to the great artist talk with 2017 Student Prize solo exhibition artists Ben Bowden Lee and Peyton Fulford. And thanks again to judges Daniel Fuller, Annette Cone-Skelton and Gregory Harris. (Photos by Wes Nolan)
We're very happy to announce that Lumière Gallery Director Tony Casadonte has joined the APG Board. For over thirty years, Casadonte has had a diverse career in photography and been active in the Atlanta fine art photography community.Read More
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.Read More
APG is adding a new position to the organization staff to expand our services and outreach into the community. The Program Manager is a part-time contract position to provide leadership and coordination for the planning, development, implementation and assessment of APG educational, outreach and public programs.Read More
We are pleased to announce that APG has been awarded two separate grants for the 2017-18 year. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs awarded $3,500 and the Georgia Council for the Arts awarded $10,000. APG will use these funds to expand its programming and community outreach.Read More