Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Slow Exposures 2010 Opens September 17th in Concord, Georgia

SlowExposures, nominally a part of the annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival, is rapidly becoming a photography festival in its own right, with several satellite exhibitions in addition to the main exhibition, as well as a Portfolio Review, a Salon on the state of fine art photography, a Jurors Talk, an opening dinner/reception, and the SlowExposures Ball. 

This year's edition opens on Friday, September 17th and runs through Sunday, Sep 26th, with the main show in the R. F. Strickland Center on Main Street in Concord, Georgia.

This, the eighth Slow Exposures show, includes the work of over 40 photographers whose work was accepted by jurors Brett Levine and Jack Spencer because in their view it "underscores the contradictions and complexity of the rural South." Levine and Spencer will discuss their choices in a Jurors Talk scheduled for Sunday, Sepember 19th, at 11am in the Strickland Center. 

In addition to the main show, there will be a show of student work as well as satellite shows of work by Diane Kirkland (at A Novel Experience in Zebulon, Georgia) and Malgorzata Florkowska entitled The Joy of Farming (at J. Michael's in Griffin, Georgia).

Guest Curator John Bennette has also organized a show of work from Southern photographers entitled Southern Memories: Inside Out that also opens on Friday, September 17th, to be housed in the Whiskey Bonding Barn in Molena, Georgia.

The Bonding Barn will also be the site of a Photography Salon on Sunday, September 19th, from 1-4 pm, featuring
John Bennette, Tony Casadonte, Gary Gruby and Rob McDonald in conversation on the business of fine art photography.

 Pike County is only an hour south of Atlanta, but it might as well be in another world. The folks who operate Slow Exposures really know how to show Southern hospitality. This is an occasion not to be missed.

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