New Look at Old Atlanta Continues

April 30, 2013

"Fox Theatre Triptych" by John Dean

The Anniversary Photography Project Exhibit remains on view at the Drawing Room Gallery at the LP Grant Mansion through June 13 with gallery hours of Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Works by Shelia Pree Bright, Terrell Clark, Stephanie Dowda, John Dean, Jody Fausett, Jeff Keesee, David Yoakley Mitchell and Rob Simmons showcase the landmarks of Atlanta.

The Atlanta Preservation Center commissioned 81 images from these Atlanta area photographers that were used to commemorate the Decennial Phoenix Flies: A City-Wide Celebration of Living Landmarks. This annual event of the APC provides 16 days of more than 200 free events at historic sites throughout the City. The images were used as part of a printed program, in online listings, for public relations, in the exhibition and for a commemorative book.

"Central Presbyterian" by Rob Simmons

The exhibit includes 24 select images from the body of work created, three by each of the participating artists. Shelia Pree Brights’ selections are of little known African American sites. Terrell Clark’s selections also highlight Atlanta’s African American historic sites. Stephanie Dowda’s included works are of a poet’s home, a cemetery and a famous golf club. John Dean’s exhibited works use his masterful editing to create super real images of the subjects. Jody Fausett’s exemplary use of lighting is demonstrated by the work on exhibit. Jeff Keesee’s images are of dramatic position or contrast. David Yoakley Mitchell’s three pieces include a cemetery dating from 1812, a marker of the Civil War and a detail from the Castleberry Hill District. The long-exposure shots by Rob Simmons provide dramatic interpretations of the Georgia State Capitol, Central Presbyterian Church and Lupton Hall at Oglethorpe University.

Exhibited prints are available for purchase from $325 to $775. In addition, a 90 page, hard-cover, commemorative book of all of the project’s images is available for $48.60 at the APC or online for $55.00, here. Prices include tax and shipping if applicable.

"Healey Building" by Jeff Keesee

The mission of The Atlanta Preservation Center is to promote the preservation of Atlanta’s architecturally, historically and culturally significant buildings, neighborhoods and landscapes through education and advocacy. The Center is located in the 1856 Lemuel P. Grant mansion which features a 680 square foot gallery in its Drawing Room. This gallery is host to exhibitions that underscore the Center’s mission. Its purpose is to demonstrate that the preserved environment is a valuable and inspirational part of the present.