Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fall Photography Festivals for 2013, Part Two

It's now officially autumn in the South, and the photography festival season is in full swing.

Folks in Atlanta, Washington, and New Orleans are gearing up to welcome the photography community. Each of these festivals has its own distinctive flavor, but they all have in common an exceptional array of good photography on offer.

October brings us Atlanta Celebrates Photography, in its 15th annual incarnation.

In Atlanta, in October, ACP is everywhere, This is a festival of exceptional variety and range, in exhibitions, talks, and gatherings both formal and informal. Every year, ACP transforms Atlanta into the world center of photography.

Actually, ACP has now grown so large that it has spilled over from October into the surrounding months. But you can find out about everything that is going on, if you go to the ACP Guide, here.

In the meantime, the folks in Our Nation's Capital are gearing up for FOTOWeek DC, which used to be a week, but now is up to 10 days, this year November 1 - 10, and is also due to grow and grow.

Washington has going for it the presence of that bastion of documentary photography known as the National Geographic Society, as well as major national museums, and a diverse collection of photography competitions.

December will bring PhotoNOLA, December 12-15, when the good folks in New Orleans will pack an enormous number of events into a long weekend. You can see their schedule of events here.

Work on offer this year includes the Great Picture, supposedly the world's largest photograph, and, as they say, much, much more.

More on all this as the season progresses!

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