ATLANTA September 27, 2019 – The Atlanta Photography Group (APG) today announced a Speaking of Photography event “A Conversation – APG’s origins and Atlanta’s vibrant photographic community.
Title: Speaking of Photography: A Conversation – APG’s origins and Atlanta’s vibrant photographic community.
October 18, 6-7:30pm at MocaGA
Free and open to the public, limited seating is available.
Tula Art Center (lower level gallery)
75 Bennett St, NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Join Atlanta Photography Group (APG) for a special conversation with Chip Simone, John McWilliams & Nancy Marshall. This event marks the beginning of a series of conversational events that will highlight a look back at the origins of the Atlanta Photography Group and Atlanta’s vibrant photography community. Original NEXUS photography group members will be attending.
Photo for original poster: Jim Fraser
About Chip Simone
Atlanta photographer Chip Simone has been exhibiting since 1966. He is a graduate of The Rhode Island School of Design where he studied with photographer Harry Callahan. He was a founding member of NEXUS, Atlanta’s first photography gallery which later became the Atlanta Photography Group. In 1982 Simone received a Photographers Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. His prints are included in major collections including the Museum of Modern Art, The High Museum of Art, The Houston Museum of Fine Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Sir Elton John Photography Collection.
About John McWilliams
John McWilliams, a renowned photographer, was born in July 1941 in Pittsfield, Maine. He received his BFA and MFA degrees from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, and afterward traveled to the South in search of inspiration for his photography. In 1969 he began teaching photography at Georgia State University (GSU) in Atlanta, eventually becoming director of the GSU School of Art and Design. During his tenure, McWilliams also served on the Fulton County Arts Council and as a board member for Nexus (later the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center, cofounded by Steven Foster) and the Atlanta Photography Group. Among the numerous accolades McWilliams has received are the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in photography. His work is represented in the collections of the Modern Museum of Art in New York City and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In 1989 McWilliams published Land of Deepest Shade: Photographs of the South, a book of seventy black-and-white images, in collaboration with the Aperture Foundation and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
After retiring from GSU, McWilliams moved to McClellanville, South Carolina, where he continues his work in photography, as well as in relief printmaking and drawing. His photographs Alabama, Ireland ’78, and Washington County, Georgia, are part of Georgia’s State Art Collection.
About Nancy Marshall
Nancy Marshall is a native Atlantan now residing in McClellanville, S.C. She received her M.F.A. in Photography in 1996 from the School of Art and Design at Georgia State University. Marshall served as Senior Lecturer in photography at Emory University from 1988-2005. Photographs are in the collections of the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; MOCA GA, Atlanta, GA and Montgomery Museum of Art, Montgomery, AL. She received the Nexus Press N.E.A. Book Award and the Southern Arts Federation Fellowship in Photography. She was also a Genesis Project Fellow at the Genesis on Ossabaw Island. She has photographed the southern landscape extensively and is interested in the antiquarian photographic processes.
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About the Atlanta Photography Group:
Established in 1987, Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing and sustaining an inclusive and vibrant photography community. Through its exhibitions and programming, members and audiences alike benefit from the exceptionally high level of support and opportunities that APG provides.
APG is generously funded by the LUBO Fund, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.
APG Gallery is free and open to the public: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 4pm
75 Bennett St NW, B1 Atlanta GA 30309.
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Judith Pishnery at judy@AtlantaPhotographyGroup.org or call the gallery 404-605-0605