This week at ACP: ‘An Eye for Nature,’ Deana Lawson and ‘My Body My Selves’
by : Marian Hill
As Atlanta Celebrates Photography stretches into its final weeks of exhibitions, events and lectures, some of the most profound images of the festival will be available for viewing at local galleries.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
Workshop: Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-noon
5343 Roberts Drive
Dundywood, GA 30338
Rudrashka Chodankar and David Rowan’s love of local landscapes is apparent in their upcoming nature photography exhibition. Their opening exhibition is followed by a workshop on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. They will teach you about the best equipment, how to read lighting situations, how to assess the seasons for good shooting and all the basic skills of nature photography. The workshop’s registration deadline is Oct. 22.
Thursday, Oct. 25
1280 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
This Thursday, well-known large-format photographer Deana Lawson will give a lecture on her career as an artist at the Woodruff Arts Center. She has worked in education at many different art universities. Her work explores, “issues of intimacy, family, spirituality, sexuality and Black aesthetics,” according to ACP’s official festival guide. The documentary nature of her work combined with her fine-art style portrays the stories of her subjects beautifully. She was awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation’s Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grant (2008-2009) and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2013. Last year, her work was on display at the celebrated Whitney Biennial, held by the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Lawson’s photographs have all been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Friday, Oct. 26
7 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
300 Clubhouse Drive
Pine Lake, GA 30072
Catch the humorous self-portraits of feminist photographer Danielle S. Ross at The Club House this upcoming Friday. This series is meant to address concepts of, “body image and self-worth,” according to ACP’s official festival guide. There will be 12 large self-portraits, printed on vinyl, on display. Starting her career later in life, Ross’s photo education began at age 55 at The Atlanta School of Photography. At 7:30 p.m., there will be an artist talk, suitable only for mature audiences.
To see the extended list of events this week, click here.
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