"Summer was on the way; Jem and I awaited it with impatience. Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the tree house; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill." ~ Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
Summer, one of four seasons, traditionally the second, marked by the longest and typically hottest days of the year due to the inclination of the Earth and thermal lag.
Summertime, Atlanta Photography Group's exhibition, aims to feature photographs depicting your views of Summer, be they real or imagined, conceptual or concrete, somewhere or anywhere, in between.
Publisher & Founding Partner, okra. magazine
Scott Speakes has spent most of his career as a commercial photographer in Atlanta with a few stops along the way in NYC, Dallas, and Washington, DC. Food, lifestyle, and editorial work is where he likes to point his camera. Speakes lives in the Mississippi Delta with his wife and daughters.
Genie Gaither Jones
Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder, okra. magazine
A native of the South, Genie Gaither Jones grew up in Iowa, South Carolina, Alabama and Atlanta. She has worked as a photo stylist, art director and creative director with direct mail catalog agencies for over 33 years. During that time she assisted with many start-up catalogs developing both content and design. Jones studied art and business at Mercer University Atlanta. She also attended The Art Institute of Atlanta where she earned a Residential Interior Design degree.
okra. is a long-time shared dream between friends. In the summer of 2016 they saw their dream come to fruition and the first issue went to press in 2017. okra. magazine was named one of the Top 20 Hottest Magazine Launches of 2017 by the MPA and Mr. Magazine.
Jones currently resides between Talladega, AL and Atlanta with her husband and dogs.
APG offers need-based Scholarships for all of our exhibitions that will reduce the submission entry fee. Don’t let a lack of funds prevent you from sharing your vision with the world. Be a part of the photography community and show your work today: Complete this simple form.
Frame Loan Program
Please take advantage of our Frame Loan Program. Drop by the Gallery to look through our selection of quality black wood frames to see if one will work for your piece. These frames are available to check out for a small fee - 100% of which will be used to replace frames as they age.
Call For Entry: May 11 - June 9, 2019 (midnight)
Notifications: by June 17
Images due at APG: by July 7
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 3 - 5pm
Exhibition: July 13 – Aug 17, 2019
First: Purchase Entry Fee
Second: Prepare Text File and Images
Export up to 6 images as .jpg. Resize to 2100 pxl on the longest side. - be sure to RESIZE images.
Rename files to the titles of each work exactly as you wish it to appear, but note: file names must only include letters, numbers, and the only acceptable symbols are – (dash) or _ (underscore), no spaces in file names. Example: Summerdays_123.jpg; when uploading thru Dropbox your Dropbox account name will be added to the beginning of the file: Example: JaneSmith_Summerdays_123.jpg (this is what we will see).
Create a text file with your: Personal Info (name, email, phone, website/social media), Artist Statement (500 words max), Bio (250 words max), and Image list (in this order: Title, Year piece was created , Print/Image Size (H x W), estimated Framed Size (H x W) Medium (archival pigment print, inkjet print, silver gelatin, cyanotype, etc), and save this file as a Word doc or PDF ONLY.
Once you have paid the Entry Fee and uploaded your Text File and Images, you will receive confirmation emails (entry fee will be confirmed thru an email from the website, you will receive an email from Dropbox when your files have been properly uploaded). APG will contact you if we have any questions about your entry.