A weekend full of Atlanta Celebrates Photography
by : Marian Hill
This upcoming weekend is packed with great Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) events. From this Thursday, Oct. 11, to Sunday, Oct. 14, there are nearly 40 exhibitions openings, lectures and public photo events you can attend. Here are some details on just a few.
Thursday, Oct. 11
Garcia Wilburn Galley
75 Bennett St.
Donna Garcia, a photographer who is new to the scene, will be exhibiting her solo exhibition of a few works at the Garcia Wilburn Gallery. The work presented has been an accumulated over two years and tests reality and abstraction through black-and-white photography. Garcia explained her work to ACP and said, “I have ventured to remove reality itself, in order to find an essential inner reality. It is a struggle to know what is real, because over time, there has been a pervasive corruption of truth. What is myth and what is real has becomes mutated.”
Friday, Oct. 12-Sunday, Oct. 14
10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Harmony Place Spiritual Centrer (Big Blue Barn)
1035 Green St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Arthur Usherson is known to have photographed all the icons from David Bowie to Elton John to Bob Dylan. The extraordinary celebrity photographer of the rock ‘n’ roll era will be featuring a massive amount of his photographer over the years at Harmony Place Spiritual Center. This will be the renowned photographer’s first photo exhibition that includes nearly 40 years of work.
Saturday, Oct. 13
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia
75 Bennett St. NW
This Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia there will be an exhibition of photobooks meant for inspiration and enjoyment among the photographer community. Publishing groups that will have their books shown at then event include the following: 21st Editions, AINT-BAD, Brilliant Graphics, Candela Books, Fall Line Press, Nazraeli Press, Overlapse, TBW Books, Yoffy Press, Zatara Press. Alongside the photobooks open to view, there will be several lectures from other published photographers and those who makes photobooks. The list for those times are the following: 11 a.m. “Gathered” by Lucinda Bunnen, 12 p.m. “The Long Term Project” by Anne Berry / 21st Editions, 1 p.m. “Documentary Eye” by Fall Line Press, 2 p.m. Salongo Lee and 3 p.m. “AINT-BAD.”
Sunday, Oct. 14
Piedmont Park Dog Park
This Sunday at 2 p.m. you have the opprotunity to sign up on a photo walk of United States’ largest public photo exhibition, “The FENCE.” There will be work from over 40 artists on a 700 ft photo exhibition fence. Dogs are welcomed on the walk, as it is at the Piedmont Dog Park. Atlanta’s dog park is one of the eight locations “The FENCE” is featured at. The 2 p.m. walking tour will be lead by Jasmine Chang, and on this tour you can see work but local artists Raymond McCrea Jones, Dale Niles and Daniel Edwards. The exhibition will remain up until Thursday, Nov. 1.