APG is proud to announce an upcoming partnership and event with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s and reflect on the role of visual culture and photography in past, present, and future of civil rights history in America. This discussion will feature an artist talk by nationally acclaimed activist and photographer, Joshua Rashaad McFadden, and a panel discussion with Gregory Harris, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art, and Pastor Ralph B. Watkins of Wheat Street Baptist Church. Event is planned for Tuesday, March 20. More details to come.
APG is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) to teach a photography class at their Whitehead Center. We are thrilled that Atlanta's own KEH Camera will be sponsoring the program. This week, KEH Camera Ambassador Mark Maio dropped off 12 digital cameras donated by KEH for the students to use.
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
Thanks to everyone who made it out for the 31st annual PUSH-PiN party and exhibition. Thanks also to Sara Keith and Allison Jarek from Atlanta School of Photography (ASOP) for providing an amazing photo booth, under very tricky lighting conditions. And thanks to all our volunteers, our staff, our members and to everyone else.
Photos by Jessica Sgubin
This year, in addition to the People’s Choice Award, we invited three judges to choose 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place prize winners from our participating artists. The panel of judges comprised of Susan Bridges, owner of Whitespace Gallery, Amy Miller, Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), Bill Boling, Founder and owner of Fall Line Press. The winners received gift cards from vendors including, Atlanta School of Photography (ASOP), Hunt's Photo & Video, and Binder's Art Supply, as well as APG membership. Congrats to all of our winners...
Be sure to visit our PUSH-PiN exhibition and vote for your People’s Choice Award pick, to be announced at the closing of the exhibition.
Dear Friends and Family,
We will gather to celebrate the life of Ted Maloof at 3pm, Saturday, January 27, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1911 Cliff Valley Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30329. We hope to see you there. Please pass this information along to others that may be interested. This information will also be included in his obituary in the AJC.Read More
We are pleased to announce that Atlanta arts and community leader Young Hughley joined the APG Board in late December. Recently retired, Hughley was founder and CEO of Resources for Residents and Communities of Georgia (formerly Reynoldstown Revitalization Corp.), a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable communities through knowledge sharing, community building, housing and economic opportunities with residents. In the 90's, he was owner and director of Hughley Gallery and Objects, here in Atlanta. With his experience in both the arts and business planning for non-profits, we are thrilled to have Young Hughley on board.
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)