The Atlanta Photography Group Announces New Gallery Space.
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Donna Garcia
3y ago
The Atlanta Photography Group (APG) announced today the opening of their new gallery space at Ansley Mall, which will host exhibitions, workshops, artist talks, art sales, and more starting in mid-July 2021. The new gallery space includes a main gallery, a smaller, secondary gallery for workshops and smaller exhibitions, and a loft space for viewing work and consulting with artists.  New workshops, critique groups and artist talks will begin in August and a new season of exhibitions will kick off with the Portfolio 2021 show in late-July. Even as businesses reopen in Atlanta post-pandemi ..read more
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Meet the Juror - Jean Dykstra
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Donna Garcia
3y ago
Editor of Photograph Magazine, Jean Dykstra. Meet Jean Dykstra - APG sat down with Jean to learn more about her role as Editor for Photograph Magazine, what she sees for the future of print media, and Endless Summer . Jean, can you tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to be Editor of Photograph Magazine? I became a magazine journalist after earning a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, but I became increasingly interested in visual culture and photography, so I enrolled in a graduate program in visual anthropology at Temple University, where I studi ..read more
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Meet the Juror - Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Senf
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Donna Garcia
3y ago
Meet Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Senf - APG’s Donna Garcia took some time with Becky to learn more about her role as the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, in Tucson. Dr. Senf is the Juror for APG’s Portfolio 2021, deadline for entry is April 19, 2021. Becky, can you tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to be the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, in Tucson? I grew up in Tucson, Arizona and went to the University of Arizona as an undergraduate student studying art history. That meant that I actu ..read more
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The Atlanta Photography Group Welcomes Donna Garcia as Incoming Executive Director.
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
3y ago
On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Donna Garcia to Incoming Executive Director. Garcia has worked for APG since August of 2019. Prior to that, she completed a successful internship under current board member and former Executive Director, Beth Lilly in 2018. With an MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Garcia brings to APG over 15 years of experience in communications, partnership management, fundraising, arts programing and marketing.  She served as the co-owner and Executive Di ..read more
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Interview with Portfolio 2020 Purchase Award Recipient Allison Grant
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Donna Garcia
3y ago
Paper Mill Stacks, ©Allison Grant Donna Garcia sat down with Allison Grant, the Atlanta Photography Group Portfolio 2020 Purchase Award Recipient to talk about her work, what this accolade means to her, and what is next in her artistic journey. What was your process when choosing the body of work to submit for the Atlanta Photography Group’s Portfolio Exhibition? I was excited that the Portfolio Exhibition offered artists an opportunity to present multiple photographs as a cohesive portfolio. Some of the narrative complexity in my project Within the Bittersweet only emerges when images are gr ..read more
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Sarah Kennel discusses the High's Dawoud Bey exhibition.
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
3y ago
APG’s Donna Garcia took some time with Sarah Kennel learning about her role as Curator of Photography at the High Museum and her thoughts on the Dawoud Bey: An American Project exhibition. Join us at APG ONLINE for a Virtual Field Trip and curator discussion of the exhibition - February 23 @6:30pm ET. Free for APG members, $10 for non-members. Register Now! Sarah, can you tell us a little bit about your background, and how you came to be the Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum? My initial experience with working with photography dates back to my days as a post-doctoral fell ..read more
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Director's Cut - Interview with Lois Reitzes - City Lights
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
3y ago
An Interview with WABE’s Lois Reitzes on City Lights - airs 01.26.21 @ 11am Judith spoke with Lois about the exhibition she curated, Director’s Cut, and upcoming APG highlights. Tune in and check it out. Hope you enjoy ..read more
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Grants Awarded to APG (Fulton County Arts & Culture)
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
3y ago
The Atlanta Photography Group is pleased to announce that we had been awarded operational Grants by the Fulton County Arts & Culture for the 2019/2020 operating session, and also for virtual programming in 2020. We will use these funds to expand our arts programming and community outreach on site and online. Look for more programming & event details as the year progresses. APG greatly appreciates the support for the arts and the commitment of FCAC ..read more
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Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 2 - Podcast
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
3y ago
The podcast interview with APG Board Chairman, Chip Standifer, “Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 2”, with Donna Garcia & Darnell Wilburn of Modern Art & Culture is now live. Chip spoke with the team at MA+C a few weeks ago and opened up about his works and leadership role in APG as well as continue the conversation with us that Judith Pishnery started, about navigating the fine art world. Chip gives great advice for up and coming and mid-level photographers trying to find their footing in a system that may be a bit antiquated but nevertheless is still the standard. Hope you enjoy. PS - th ..read more
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Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 1 - Podcast
Atlanta Photography Group Blog
by Judith Pishnery
4y ago
The podcast interview with executive director, Judith Pishnery, “Breaking Into Fine Art, Part 1”, with Donna Garcia & Darnell Wilburn of Modern Art & Culture is now live. Judith spoke with the team at MA+C a few weeks ago and discussed her background, APG’s history and best business practices for fine artists. This episode is for the aspiring, emerging, or curious commercial photographer who’s had more than a passing interest in breaking into the fine art world. A lot of the discussions covers what it takes to not only reach out to a curator but to maintain that link once you’ve made ..read more
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