Graphic by Austin Klubenspies
As Atlanta Celebrates Photography is coming to a close for the year, the biggest events the program has to offer begin.

Hank Willis Thomas, “A person is more important than anything else … “

Art walk: Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m.                                                                                                         Artist’s reception: Nov. 11 3-5 p.m.

Garage Projects                                                                                                                            261 Peters St. SW

Hank Willis Thomas presents his short video that explores gender, race, sexuality and class. The subject of this was inspired from the orations of James Baldwin, a mid-20th century American novelist. By connecting vintage video clips from Baldwin’s time with videos made today, Thomas makes commentary on what changes (or lack thereof) have been made with the social issues he addresses. This five channel video is 28 minutes long. It was directed by Thomas, produced by Natasha L. Logan, Karen Thorsen and Will Sylvester, and edited by Matthew Cohn, Rosa White and Noah Krell.

ACP Marquee Event: Annie Leibovitz

Artist talk: Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center                                                                                      2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway

Annie Leibovitz has been considered to be one of the most influential photographers of all time. This notion is solidified by the her title of “Living Legend” given to her by the Library of Congress. Her 50-year long career in contemporary photography has founds its way into magazines like Rolling Stone, Vogue and Vanity Fair. Leibovitz’s portraits have kept the world of art stunned by her ability to capture a person’s being in one shot. Her artist talk at the end of this month still has tickets on sale. To receive a seat at the event and a signed copy of her book, “At work,” tickets are  $99.50. A seat and an unsigned copy of her book goes for $64.40 and one general ticket is $29.50.

“Vivian Maier: The Color Work”

Dec. 13 – Mar. 22

Lumière                                                                                                                                           425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE                                                                                                           Suite 29b

Works from Vivian Maier’s new photo book “The Color Work” will be exhibited at Lumière starting Dec. 13. Her photographs taken from her perspective, not a professional photographer but as a working nanny, have landed her the upmost respect in the photographic community. The tenderness and personality of her images present both the activity of life in the city as well as inside a home. Her works will be exhibited at the Lumière until Mar. 22. Gallery hours are from Monday to Friday 9-5 p.m.