The opening party for the Atlanta Photography Group's annual Choice Exhibit is Friday April 29th. This is my submission. Everything is for sale. Come to the party, have a few drinks, spend a few dollars and bring home some art!
“Photography is not about the thing photographed. It is about how that thing looks photographed,”
"...well, let’s say that for me when a photograph is interesting, it’s interesting because of the kind of photographic problem it states—which has to do with the . . . contest between content and form..."
Walker Evens photography exhibit coming to the High Museum of Art in June. This will be the only US stop for the show. His photographs are still fascinating - combining photojournalism, documentation and fine art, and they influenced a generation (or two) of the best photographers to follow.
"The frame of the camera is the photographer’s discipline. It can contain as much as it withholds, cut into or hold together images that detract or contribute to a given theme."
- Ernst Haas
I was saddened to hear of the death of John Chervinsky. I've always admired and been fascinated by how he weaved together his physics vocation with his photography avocation. Aline Smithson shares her thoughtful interview with John on Lenscratch.
The driftwood Christmas Tree on East Beach is a holiday tradition.
“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
When the Herndon Building in the #SweetAuburn District of Atlanta was badly damaged by storms in 2008, it had to be torn down. The demolition revealed this advertisement for Gold Dust Washing Powder high up on the side of the adjacent building. It had been hidden since 1926 when the Herndon Building was built. The twin characters you see here, Goldie and Dustie, were the 'faces' of Gold Dust products for years before the brand died in the 50s. It's like a time capsule in this area rich with important cultural history. Note that this surviving building, at 229 Auburn Ave, was the first headquarters for the Atlanta Life Insurance, founded by Alonzo Herndon, one of Atlanta's early black entrepreneurs. He was extraordinarily successful by any standard, but especially considering he built his businesses during the hey-day of the Jim Crow south. 229 Auburn is in terrible condition and may be demolished in the not too distant future as well.
I'm very pleased to be one of the 15 artist selected to exhibit two photographs each in the central atrium of the world’s busiest airport: Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. ATL has an average of 260,000 visitors a day. This exhibition well be seen by, literally, millions of travelers from all over the world. Juror Amy Miller, the Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, selected two photographs each from 15 photographers to exhibit in the central atrium. The show will be on view from September 25th - November 18th, 2015.
“…at their best, photography and poetry can share a near-blood relationship, a statement easier to assert than to explain.” Tod Papageorge, Core Curriculum
"We find beauty not in the thing itself but in the patterns of shadows, the light and the darkness, that one thing against another creates… Were it not for shadows, there would be no beauty." Junichiro Tanizaki, In Praise of Shadows, 1933