Friday, February 18, 2011

'Art Thru the Lens' Photo Contest

Enjoy art through the interpretation of amateur photographers at the 2nd Annual Photo Contest “Art Thru the Lens” exhibition at George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center. On display are beautiful photo entries of landscapes, pets and still life objects, by local photographers who have transformed their hobby into works of art.

Everyone is invited to enjoy the art show and become a critique for the day. Members of the public will judge the contest entries via anonymous votes. The winners will be announced at an Artist Reception on Fri., April 1.

The photos entries will be on display from Feb. 25 - April 1. Exhibit hours are Mon. – Thurs. 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Admission is free. George Pierce Park Community Recreation center is located at 55 Buford Hwy, in Suwanee. For more information, call 770-831-4173 or visit

SlowExposures Returns to Georgia this Fall

SlowExposures, the nationally recognized juried photo exhibition held each Fall in Pike County, Georgia, faithfully captures the rural South's distinct history and character through fine art photography.

The ninth showcase of photography opens on Friday, September 16th, 2011, in the 1887 R. F. Strickland Building (listed on the National Register of Historic Places), a late nineteenth century mercantile store, in historic Concord, Georgia, one hour south of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Elizabeth Biondi, Visuals Editor of The New Yorker, and Peter Essick, with National Geographic Magazine, are the jurors for this year’s show.

The “call for entries” begins in February, with a submission deadline of June 15th. Details on the entry process will be posted on the website in early February.

The photo celebration, which continues for two event-filled weekends, includes:

The Main Photo Exhibit, featuring dozens of images, which interpret the rural South,

A Lunch and Learn Photo Presentation,

John Bennette’s (the New York City collector) Show,

A Jurors’ Talk with Elizabeth Biondi and Peter Essick,

A Portfolio Review/Portfolio Walk that offers photographers the opportunity to have their work evaluated by some of the field's most respected professionals,

A Local Student’s Photography Contest,

Several Satellite Shows


The Slow Exposures Ball (dinner/dance) on Saturday, September 17th.

SlowExposures is the annual fundraiser of Pike Historic Preservation and is dedicated to supporting the historical and cultural heritage of the rural South through contemporary photography.

All proceeds from the show and the accompanying events go toward the preservation of historic buildings and landscapes.

Information and news will be available through Facebook, Twitter and an expanded, interactive website.

For more information, please visit or contact Slow Exposures, PO Box 489, Zebulon, GA, 30295, (770) 567-3600.

SlowExposures 2011 concludes on Sunday, September 25th.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Watch tonight’s sold-out Peter Galassi lecture online via a live webcast tonight at 7 p.m.

Starting at 7 p.m., click on this link to watch:

Peter Galassi, Chief Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art, will provide an overview of the exhibition "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century," which opens to the public on Saturday, February 19.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is one of the most original, accomplished, influential, and beloved figures in the history of photography. For more than twenty-five years he was the keenest observer of the global theatre of human affairs—and one of the great portraitists of the twentieth century.


We HIGHLY recommend this! Yesterday a couple of us from Arts Across Georgia were treated to a pre-opening walk and talk with Galassi. It was fascinating, just like the exhibit. He is a walking fount of knowledge... no one could stump him. We'll be going back to see the exhibit.