Current Projects

Matt Eich, Carry Me Ohio, 2015

Matt Eich, Carry Me Ohio, 2015

Picturing Justice 2017

After the overwhelming success of the first Picturing Justice exhibition, Atlanta Legal Aid plans to enlist curator Mary Stanley to mount Picturing Justice 2017 in October in conjunction with the 19th Annual Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.  Stanley plans a national call for submissions from documentary photographers focusing their practice on social justice issues. 

Harvey Finkle - "Third World Playground, Philadelphia, 1996"

Harvey Finkle - "Third World Playground, Philadelphia, 1996"

Picturing Justice
A photography exhibition presented by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society

Reflecting upon the mission-driven programs of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Picturing Justice features five documentary photographers whose work comments upon issues such as the working poor, disability rights, housing inequities, and grandparents or other relatives caring for children. Collectively, the photographs provide a deeper understanding of the challenges facing vulnerable populations in Atlanta and throughout the United States. Photographers include: Sheila Pree Bright (Atlanta, GA), Dustin Thomas Chambers (Atlanta), Matt Eich (Charlottesville, VA) Harvey Finkle (Philadelphia, PA), Bryan Meltz ( Atlanta, GA).

The Atlanta Legal Aid Society will present a fine art photography exhibition at their downtown Atlanta headquarters curated by Independent Curators Louise Shaw and Mary Stanley for the 2016 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival in October. One feature of the exhibition will be a photo essay by Bryan Meltz, who has been commissioned to tell the story of one family’s experience with Atlanta Legal Aid’s Grandparent/Relative Caregiver Adoption Program.

Exhibition Dates: Thurs October 13, 2016 through Friday November 4, 2016
Opening Reception: Thursday Oct 13th 5:00–8:00pm

An Evening with the Artists hosted by the Legal Aid Fellows:
Thursday October 20th 6-9pm
This is a ticketed event, $50 per person

Exhibition Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12-4pm and by appointment

http://www.picturingjustice.org/

Bill Yates - "R2-11," 1973 silver gelatin print, c 2016

Bill Yates - "R2-11," 1973 silver gelatin print, c 2016

The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink
A solo exhibition of work by photographer Bill Yates, Jacksonville, FL.

Hathaway David Contemporary gallery
Exhibition Dates: Thurs Sept 29th–Monday Nov 14th, 2016
Opening Reception and Book Launch: Thursday Sept 29th 6:00–9:30pm
Artist Talk: Saturday October 22nd 11:00am

Mary Stanley Studio will be popping up this fall on the Westside, presenting an exhibition of silver gelatin photography by Bill Yates at the new Hathaway David Contemporary Gallery. At the Opening Reception on Thursday September 29th, we will be hosting the book launch of The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink currently being published by Bill Boling and Atlanta-based Fall Line Press.

His work, compared to Diane Arbus and Lewis Hine, shows us a young & free-spirited view of America in the 1970’s. Many of you already know this work, featured last year on the Photoville Fence on the Atlanta Beltline, at a solo exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans curated by Richard McCabe, and as one of the 2015 Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones To Watch. Bill photographed the Sweetheart Series at the age of 25 in Tampa, FL in 1972-1973. His negatives and proof sheets lay in a box in his studio for nearly 40 years. At the urging of his family, Bill decided to put his photographic house “in order” and the work met with instant acclaim.

 

Previous Projects

Tommy Kha - "Cloud I, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania", 2014

Tommy Kha - "Cloud I, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania", 2014

Mary Stanley Selects for APG

Curator Mary Stanley selects work for this diverse and dynamic show at the Atlanta Photography Group Gallery.

October 21 - November 21, 2015

Location:
Tula Arts Center
75 Bennett Street NW, B1
Atlanta, GA  30309

atlantaphotographygroup.org

Betty Press - "Cake Walk"

Betty Press - "Cake Walk"

Atlanta Celebrates Photography Ones2Watch, 2015

A selection of ten emerging and established photographers that should be on the radar of every serious photography collector. These talented photographers have recently created new bodies of work, received numerous accolades and are on a promising trajectory. Curated by Mary Wilson Stanley, Mary Stanley Studio.

http://www.acpinfo.org/

 
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