October, in central North Carolina, brings us CLICK! the Triangle Photography Festival, running from October 1st through 30th in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding communities.
The folks behind Click! started small, but full of ambition. And they keep growing!
This year, they bring us a new logo (see image above), photo exhibits across the region, a portfolio review, lectures by Anne Wilkes-Tucker, Louie Palu, and Matthew Brandt, and workshops with Louie Palu and Mary Virginia Swanson.
A special feature of this years Click! fest is Click! 120, running from October 4th - 8th, 2017, an intensive 5 day period of activities that focus, as the Click! folks say, "on exceptional photo-based works and artists that celebrate the medium of photography and its cultural influence."
They go on: "These 120 hours will feature Keynote addresses, Portfolio Reviews, Workshops, Art Bus Tours, Panel Discussions, Artist Talks, Gallery and Museum openings and so much more"
Plans for this year's activities are still unfolding, so keep checking back to their website, here, for all the details.
October, in Georgia, of course brings us what my father would call the Daddy Rabbit of Southern Photography festivals -- Atlanta Celebrates Photography --which started out being about the month of October but now starts in September and continues long past the end of the month.
In fact, programming by ACP has really become a year-round activity in Atlanta.
ACP also has a new logo this year (see image above), as well as a blog, here.
The major focus of ACP is still the month of October, clustering in that month all the lectures, workshops, portfolio review, and gallery and museum shows that anyone could ask for.
So, in October, between the Research Triangle region of North Carolina and the booming city of Atlanta, we have so much good photography to see, so many learned speakers to hear, so many events to take part in!
But there is of course more to come. Check back for news of more on festivals later in the fall.
The life of the Southern Photographer is full, and good.