Atlanta Celebrates Photography: Ones to Watch 2021
In a simple vignette, the well-composed portrait can make bold statements about culture, values, social norms, and aspirations. It gives a glimpse of humanity, and vulnerability – it can be fragile, iconic, haunting.
The 2021 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones To Watch selection by independent curator Mary Stanley features ten emerging and established photographers who are using portraiture to highlight the importance of human connection. They explore personal narratives, dispel myths, and investigate new techniques for uncovering honest depictions of their world and their people. These artists make strong statements about identity and intimacy and raise questions about social norms and family values. They take great care to know their subject(s) and to represent them with empathy. They challenge the viewer to want to know more.
Featured Artists: Nydia Blas, Shawn Campbell, Jasmine Clarke, Kristen Joy Emack, Peyton Fulford, Anthony Francis, R.J. Kern, Andrew Lyman, Pierre Solomon, and Gabriella Wyke.
Exhibition Dates: Friday, Oct. 1st - Saturday, Nov. 6th. Thursday thru Sunday, 11am - 6pm
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 1st 6 - 10 pm