Ashley Kauschinger is an artist, educator, and Founding Editor of the online photography magazine, Light Leaked. She received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design and her MFA from Texas Woman's University. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally in venues such as the Light Factory and the Chiang Mai Art Museum. She has been published in Chinese Photography Magazine, PDN Photo Annual, and Lenscratch, among others. Her work is in the collections of Vanderbilt University and the Sir Elton John Collection. Ashley has previously taught photography at the University of South Carolina and Maine Media Workshops + College. She currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
Chris Dant is a visual artist who explores the ideas of empathy, shared experience, family history and loss through the use of the photographic medium. Chris received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas and his Master in Fine Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame. Dant received the Walter R. Beardsley Award for Best in Show, for his MFA Thesis Exhibition, Worthy Sons, from the Snite Museum of Art in Notre Dame, Indiana.
APG favorite Barbara Griffin returns to lead August’s discussion. Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor whose work ranges from photo shoot direction and production, exhibition curation to fine art photo book editing. Barbara serves on the Advisory council of Space for Arts, the only studio listings site built specifically for the photography community.
Atlanta-based photographer Greg Strelecki leads the Critique Group this June. A graduate of the Art Center in Pasadena, Strelecki is currently the photography department head at The Creative Circus, where he teaches and mentors young talent. Join us for feedback on a project or individual images you would like reviewed.
Michael Reese returns to lead the Critique Group this May. Join us for feedback on a project you would like reviewed. Wine and light refreshments are served. Critique Group is for members only, but we welcome an exploratory visit. Participants are limited to 6 prints, sizes should be 8” x 10” up to no larger than 17” x 22.” If you’d like to present your work, put your name on the sign-up sheet when you arrive. Critiques are timed so everyone gets equal consideration. No work? No problem, observing is just as valuable.
Christina Price Washington will lead the APG Critique Group on April 3rd. Join us for feedback on a project you would like reviewed. Wine and light refreshments are served. Her work has been featured in Slow Exposures, curated by Brett Abbott and Julian Cox – former curators of photography at the Paul J. Getty Museum; Rising Movers & Shakers of the Georgia Arts Scene at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Georgia; Art Basel Miami, FL.
Elizabeth Turk returns to lead the Critique Group this March. Turk is a photography professor at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her work is in the permanent collections of the High Museum of Art, Polaroid Corporate Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, and others.
APG welcomes Rose M Barron as our February Critique Group leader. Barron’s photographs were recently featured in a solo exhibition, Sweet Dreams and Nightmares, in APG’s Maloof Gallery. Barron currently works at the Art Institute of Atlanta as a part-time adjunct professor in the Foundations and Photography depts.
APG welcomes Ryan Nabulsi to lead his first critique group session. Nabulsi is based in Atlanta where he freelances and teaches at Gwinnett Technical College. His work tends to experiment with photographic possibilities merging analog and digital technologies to create unexpected forms.
Forest McMullin returns to lead the Critique Group this November. McMullin is a freelance photographer, consultant, and photographic educator based in Atlanta, Georgia. For over twenty-five years he has been providing distinctive photographs to Fortune 500 corporations, graphic design firms, advertising agencies, and numerous business and general interest magazines.
APG’s new executive director Judith Pishnery leads the October meeting of the Critique Group - at its new time of 7pm. Pishnery received her MA and MFA graduate degrees from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has served on the board of APA, the Advisory Board of ACP and has been involved on the Board of Directors of ACP since 1998.
APG favorite Barbara Griffin returns to lead September's discussion. Griffin is an independent Creative Director and Photo Editor. She serves as Board President for Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S.