Atlanta Celebrates Photography, which hosts a month-long festival to promote local photography, has been accepted into an international consortium that recognizes and supports festivals and museums for their contributions to the world of photography.
After their most recent festival in October, ACP was nominated by officials from Photolucida, a festival in Portland, Ore., to join Festival of Light, a collaboration between more than 20 festivals around the world.
Amy Miller, executive director for ACP, told GlobalAtlanta that the organization found out about its acceptance on Dec. 2.
She added that by joining the organization, ACP would be able to bring in curators, gallery owners and photography editors to review the works of Atlanta photographers and also to coordinate exhibition exchanges with other members around the world.
As ACP continues to work with the other festivals, Ms. Miller said that the organization would discover more ways to promote Atlanta photography.
“I’m certain that other benefits will reveal themselves in the future, once we have been able to do some meaningful networking within the group,” she said.
ACP’s festival this October included a number of exhibits and lectures at locations across the city including the High Museum of Art, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design-Atlanta.
After visiting exhibits at the High, Jackson Fine Art gallery, Lumiere Fine Art Photography Gallery and Hagedorn Foundation Gallery during the festival, Photolucida’s executive director, Laura Moya, and board member, Christopher Rauschenberg, nominated ACP for membership in Festival of Light.