Slow Exposures is the annual juried show of photography with the intent, as they say, of "exploring the diversity, contradictions, and complexity of today's rural South." It will be up this year from September 21-30, 2012 in Pike County, at the R.F. Strickland Center in Concord, GA,one hour south of Atlanta.
Slow Exposures is in its tenth year, and it is a labor of love by Chris Curry and by Nancy McCrary, Editor of SXSE, the online photography magazine of the American Southeast.
Slow Exposures is a photography show, but its far more than that. Its a festival in its own right, with a portfolio review and other activities, including a party at Chris's farm outside Griffin, GA, to which everyone who submits work for the show is invited. Not to mention the Slow Exposures Ball, yes a black tie Ball, satellite photography shows, and the list goes on.
Here's a New Yorker story from a couple of years ago that gets this event just about right.
Chris and Nancy -- and Slow Exposures -- are at the heart of so much that is good that is going on in photography in the South right now. They really know how to express true Southern hospitality, how to throw a great party, how to organize a strong show, and how to carry all this off with great style, poise, and graciousness.
The 2012 jurors are Brett Abbott, Photography Curator of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Julian Cox, former Curator of Photography at the High and Founding Curator of Photography of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The entry deadline is midnight on June 15th. You really want to be part of this event.
For the complete call for entries or to enter online, please visit the website at www.slowexposures.org and select the Call for Entries 2012 link.