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Atlanta Festival 2015 :


Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) has never conceived its festival around a theme, always making a point of embracing diversity.
This year is no different, though women photographers have found prime spots in the listings.

Lynsey Addario is a preeminent American photojournalist whose work often focuses on human rights abuses and the role of women in traditional societies. The MacArthur fellow has covered all major conflict zones –Afghanistan, Iraq, Darfur, Syria and Lebanon. She recently released an autobiography, It’s what I do, which will be the subject of a movie directed by Steven Spielberg starring Jennifer Lawrence.

Her lecture will take place on October 26 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History, a first-time partner with the ACP festival, in concert with Fernbank’s exhibit, Women of Vision, National Geographic Photographers on Assignment, at the museum (


As part of ACP’s collaboration with Pace Academy, Atlanta nature photographer Kathryn Kolb, will present her observations on composition and dynamic symmetry, based on her own work and that of other photographers. Kolb will talk about her structural approach to photography and how our perception of a picture is shaped by the conflicting action of our right -and left-brain hemisphere. (

Arnika Dawkins, art curator and gallerist, has joined forces with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art to present a panel discussion on issues of race, colorism and racial identity on October 17. Panelists include a mix of photographers, artists and political activists including Sheila Pree Bright, Albert Chong, Allen Cooley and Renee Cox. On Being Black, opening October 16 at Arnika Dawkins Gallery, will feature 23 mid-career and emerging fine art photographers.

Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Studio 4
675 Drewry St NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

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