Exhibition: Portfolio 2020

Past, 2020
Date(s) - 05/22/2020 - 08/01/2020
Time(s) - 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Exhibition: Portfolio 2020

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is pleased to announce the exhibition and virtual opening of PORTFOLIO 2020, juried by Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator of the High Museum of Art. Eight exceptional artists were chosen to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries. Each artist featured in the exhibition offers a diverging approach to contemporary photography, ranging from the surreal, to the intimate, and encompassing everything from staged narratives to social documentary work.

The online opening is May 22, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm and includes a juror talk and Q&A with the attending artists. (Registration is required)

“This event provides an exciting opportunity to showcase exceptional photographic projects, now in a new online format. APG has always exhibited impressive and diverse photographic genres and this is a great way to share their work with the larger community,” says APG’s Executive Director, Judith Pishnery.

APG / High Museum Purchase Award

From this exhibition, The High Museum has the opportunity to select work from an artist for their permanent collection. Pending Museum approval, APG will purchase the winning work from the artist for $2500 and donate to the High Museum. Click to see a gallery of previous recipients of the APG / High Museum Purchase Award.

Juror: Sarah Kennel

Sarah Kennel is the High Museum of Art’s Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography. Kennel joined the High in July 2019 from the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass, where she oversaw an extensive collection of photographs dating from 1839 to the present and managed an active and globally oriented photography program.

While at PEM, she co-curated the critically acclaimed touring exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, organized by PEM and the National Gallery of Art, which opened at the High in October 2019, as well as Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker; ‘A lasting memento: John Thomson along the River Min; and permanent collection installations. At PEM, she developed the first strategic plan for the photography department and spearheaded important gifts. Kennel previously served for nine years as a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she helped oversee the photography collection and manage an active exhibition, acquisition and research program. Highlights include exhibitions and accompanying catalogues for Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris (2013), Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, 1909-1929: When Art Danced with Music (2013), The Serial Portrait: Photography and Identity in the Past 100 Years (2012), and In the Darkroom: Photographic 3 Processes before the Digital Age (2009).

As an art historian, Kennel has written and contributed to many publications, including the catalogue for Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (with co-curator Sarah Greenough of the National Gallery of Art), which was awarded best photographic book at the 2018 Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film. She has taught at Princeton University; the University of California, Berkeley; and George Washington University, and her numerous fellowships and awards include the Samuel H. Kress Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship and the Mary Davis Predoctoral Fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, both at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Kennel earned a doctorate and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

Registration is required for the Online Events -see link button above

Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 5:00-7:00pm
Juror Talk with Sarah Kennel: Friday, May 22 @ 5:00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 22 – continues on the APG website

Gallery exhibition open by appointment – thru August 01

Featured Artists:

Digital Exhibition Artists:

Order your Portfolio 2020 Exhibition Catalog

Sneak Peak! Gallery Installation walk thru.

Missed the Virtual Opening & Juror Talk?  Watch the Replay.

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