Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) and SCAD Atlanta: Three public lectures this week

Atlanta Celebrates Photography continues its program of exhibitions, lectures and events – be sure to check out their “Festival Guide” and enjoy all the offerings. I’ll showcase here three events of the numerous happening in Atlanta this week, the first two both on WEDNESDAY evening – one at the High Museum, one at SCAD Atlanta, the third on FRIDAY evening also at SCAD Atlanta:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008, 7 – 8:30 pm at the High Museum:

ACP Collaboration: “Great Women in Photography: The Impact of Women on Photography and the Arts”

Presentations by Naomi Rosenblum & Meg Partridge

Ms. Rosenblum, a noted historian, lecturer, and author, whose books include “World History of Photography”, and “A History of Women in Photography”. The latter is a comprehensive review of the subject from the mid 1840’s through the present. Her lecture will update photographic history while exploring the emergence of female photographers in Asia and the Middle East, as part of continuing evolution of women in the arts.

Ms. Partridge is a director/producer and cinematographer of documentary films, and has garnered many awards, including an Academy Award nomination for the film about her grandmother, “Portrait of Imogen”. Other works include films on Dorothea Lange and her father, Rondal Partridge. Her presentation will provide a close up of the people in her photographic “family” that created some of the 20th Century’s most iconic images.

This lecture and panel discussion will begin with formal remarks by the panelists, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. This event is presented in collaboration with Lumiere Gallery in Atlanta.
The discussion complements an exhibition opening on Friday, November 7th (reception 6:30 – 8:30) featuring the work of notable female photographers of the 20th Century. The exhibition will be on view through December 23rd.

This event is free and open to the public, presented in collaboration with Lumière.

High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium1280 Peachtree St., NE Atlanta GA 30309

Joyce Tenneson Lecture and Book Signing: “A Life in Photography 1968-2008
Events Space, fourth floor, Building C, SCAD-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga.

Joyce Tenneson is internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation. Her portraits frequently grace the covers of magazines such as Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. The Lucie Awards named her Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005, and, in a recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine, readers voted Tenneson among the 10 most influential women in the history of photography. She is the author of 13 books, including the best seller, “Wise Women,” which was featured in a six-part series on “The Today Show.” A book signing follows the lecture, which is free and open to the public. Free on-site parking is available.

Music is, by its nature, emotive, lush, and visceral. Capturing music (and its makers) photographically requires a unique love for the subject and a passion for the craft.

While trends in music photography can lean towards the over-produced and under-valued, Danny Clinch‘s work is about the purity of the music and those who create it. Moments of passion stripped down to the basics, like a well-worn Stratocaster.

Danny’s photographs look less like a portfolio of press shots and more like an enormous family photo album. That is, if your family includes Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash. Remarkably, Clinch’s subjects repeatedly reveal their true selves, willingly and without reservation.

Danny’s work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, and his photographs have appeared on hundreds of album covers.

This event is free and open to the public, and is held in collaboration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP).

Fri., Nov. 7, 2008 7 – 8:30 pm

Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta4 C Event Space1600 Peachtree St. NWAtlanta GA 30309



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