Exhibition: Eyes on Atlanta: Contemporary Black Photography

Date(s) - 03/12/2024 - 04/20/2024
Time(s) - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Atlanta Photography Group

Photo: Lu Smith

Eyes on Atlanta:
Contemporary Black Photography

Atlanta is a city rich in diverse culture. In 2022 APG launched a series of micro-exhibitions focused on the lens-based artists within the varied communities that make up our member base at APG. The lens-based exhibitions are curated and on view between our flagship exhibitions.

Quintavius Oliver has curated our first 2024 micro-exhibition, Eyes on Atlanta: Black Contemporary Photography,  March 12 –April 20, 2024.  Opening Reception is March 21, 2024 from 6pm-8:30pm ET.

Quintavius Oliver

Atlanta Based Fine Art & Documentary Photographer
Recipient of the APG/Museum of Fine Arts Houston Purchase Award

Quintavius Oliver is an Atlanta based fine art and documentary photographer who uses his engaging portraits as a means of self-exploration and dynamic storytelling. He acquired his first camera at the age of six from his grandmother and immediately began to document his ever-expanding world without a second thought. By his mid-20s the self-taught photographer was making waves in the photography community, landing exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Atlanta and the Griffin Museum in Winchester MA- all while raising his daughter as a full-time single father. Quintavius spent much of his early career straddling the fence between his documentary-style photography in the streets of Atlanta and making intimate portraits with friends, exploring sex, fear, joy, and identity. Occasionally, he would get a break to travel to countries like India or Cuba to explore and experience places that he was told he would never live long enough to see because of the stereotypes that surround young black men. Those photographs have since been featured in exhibitions at The Art Gallery of Alberty, Canada, The Trap Music Museum in Atlanta, Ga, and permanent collection of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston TX. Now, still with a camera in hand, Quintavius has made it his mission to see and photograph people honestly and wholly as he continues to create a safe space for self-expression and vulnerability through his passion for photography.

Exhibition Dates

March 12 – April 20, 2024

In-Person Open House/Reception/Juror & Artist Talk

March 21, 2024, 6-8:30pm ET
Juror/artist talk: 7-8:00pm ET
APG Gallery at Ansley Mall

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