Lens on Living History

Anniversary Photography Project Exhibit

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Phoenix Flies, the Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) initiated the Anniversary Photography Project (APP). For this project eight Atlanta area fine art photographers were asked to “focus their lens” on the sites celebrated during Phoenix Flies, thereby using the history and art of the built environment to create new art.

The works presented in this exhibit are a selection of the more than 70 images created as part of the Anniversary Photography Project. The images were used in the full-color program and as a part of the online listings of the 200+ events presented during the Decennial Phoenix Flies: A City-Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks. Additionally, they are presented in a hardcover book available for purchase at the APC or by clicking here. Unframed prints of many of the images are also available. Please contact Carolyn Stine McLaughlin at 404-688-3353 ext. 11 or carolyn@PreserveAtlanta.com for further information.

The gallery will be open 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays through June 13, 2013.

The Drawing Room Gallery is in the APC’s Grant Mansion, 327 St Paul Ave.

The following work is expertly framed by Artifacts. Many pieces are limited editions or single printings. Proceeds from the sale of this work will be used to compensate the artists and support the work of the Atlanta Preservation Center.

Georgia Capitol

Central Presbyterian

Lupton Hall

17” x 12”

17” x 12”

17” x 12”

$450

$450

$450

Rob Simmons’ photographic work seeks to “capture the unguarded essence of his subjects.” His long exposure shots using ambient light create striking images that “open the viewer’s eyes to the art and beauty in the commonplace world around us.”
 

Odd Fellow

Essie Davis

Fire Station Six

11¼ x 9¾, 1/7

11¼ x 9¾, 1/7

11¼ x 9¾, 1/7

$775

$775

$775

Shelia Pree Bright is a known voice in the contemporary art scene. Her Young Americans series has been honored with a show at the High Museum of Art and continues to have a life with public installations throughout the US. APP is her second project with the APC. Her focus with this project and the prior project is little-known African American historic sites.

 

March to the Sea

Castleberry Hill

Utoy Cemetery

13” x 13”

12” x 13”

13” x 13”

$325

 SOLD

$325

David Yoakley Mitchell is both an artist and a preservationist. He trained at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National College of Art and Design. He directs M.H. Mitchell, Inc., a non-profit organization for the support of Georgia history. He is a member of APC.

Healey Building

Ponce City Market

Balzer Theater

17½” x 13½”

17½” x 13½”

17½” x 13½”

$450

$450

$450

Jeff Keesee works as a photographer because he “loves using his camera to interpret the world around him, creating work to be enjoyed.” For this project he specifically requested sites that are within walking distance of his home.

Burns Club

Historic Sylvester Cemetery

East Lake Golf Club

14½” x 11½

14½” x 11½

14½” x 11½

$525

$525

$525

Stephanie Dowda is both a photographer and a curator. Her work examines how “memory builds our framework of the world.” This is her second project with the APC. She curated The Future is Behind Us, the inaugural exhibit in the Drawing Room Gallery.
 

Old Stone Church

MLK Ebeniezer

Herdon Home

21¾ x 16½, 1/15

16½ x 21¾  1/15

21¾ x 16½, 1/15

$775

$775

$775

Terrell Clark uses a pinhole camera for which he developed a passion in high school. He finds one of the most satisfying aspects of photography to be learning about cultures and bringing people of different cultures together.

Pink with Feathers

Hymnals-JFausett

Pink Purple

Pink with Feathers

Hymnals

21” x 14”, 1/1

21” x 14”, 1/1

21” x 14”, 1/1

SOLD

$525

$525

Jody Fausett has been noted as an up-and-coming local talent by Museum of Modern Art Georgia. His striking use of light is distinctive and his composed images are intriguing. This is his second project with the APC.

Fox Theatre Triptych

 

41” x 19”

 

$825

 

Grant Home

Swan House Triptych

19” x 11¼”

14” x 19”

$450

$525

John Dean’s edited work creates a superreal vision of its subjects, paring down the information so that intricacies of the subject can be appreciated. In addition to his accomplishments as a photographer, he is a master printer. This is his second project for the APC.