Speaking of Photography: Spirit – Focus on Indigenous Art, Artists & Issues

Date(s) - 11/12/2020
Time(s) - 8:30 pm


Speaking of Photography: Spirit – Focus on Indigenous Art, Artists & Issues

Atlanta Photography Group (APG) and the National Center For Civil And Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia will partner to support a powerful line-up of lens-based indigenous artists for Spirit: Focus on Indigenous Art, Artists and Issues in support of Native American Heritage Month.

The artists selected for this project, range from emerging to well-established individuals, and each brings their own unique vision to indigenous issues and history.

All Featured Artists

“We are honored to elevate and support Indigenous photographers with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. We are committed to shining a light on this powerful project and recognizing the Indigenous voice in the photographic conversation.” said Judith Pishnery, Executive Director of the Atlanta Photography Group.

Artist Talk – November 12, 2020 at 7pm ET

Featuring – an introduction by Aline Smithson, Editor and Founder of LENSCRATCH, as well as, a panel of four artists: National Geographic Photographer, Kiliii Yuyan, who just opened a show at the British Museum in London, Jeremy Dennis, a recent recipient of the National DreamCatcher Award and the collaboration of Kali Spitzer & Bubzee. Shelley Danzy, ArtsATL columnist will moderate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public, Registration is required for the Artist Talk

The National Center For Civil And Human Rights will host a virtual exhibition of the artists’ work from October 12 – December 31, 2020 @ https://www.equaldignity.org/spirit-exhibition, as part of their Equal Dignity Campaign.

“We are so thankful to everyone who made this all happen, and of course these amazing photographers for sharing this opportunity with us. Many people that we come in contact with at the Center see our exhibitions and focus in on representations of their own experience or those they are the most familiar with. As Dr. Martin Luther King is so often quoted saying: ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere’. I carry that quote and the sentiment it expresses with me all the time. It is our enduring effort to share as much as we can from the breadth and depth of the human triumph and struggle we see around us. Only through education, investment, and action will we ALL see the freedom and justice we ALL truly deserve. We encourage you to dig into this exhibit, our programming, and any other resources you have for broadening your knowledge of Indigenous histories and cultures,” said David Hopings, Manger of Public Engagement for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Spirit: Focus on Indigenous Art, Artists and Issues will coincide with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, an annual, celebration of photography throughout the city and has designated Spirit as one of this years featured events, @acpinfo.org.

Presented in collaboration with:

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a vibrant museum and cultural institution in Atlanta. Our immersive and powerful exhibitions connect US civil rights history to the global struggle for human rights around the world today. We are one of the only institutions in the world where the papers and artifacts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are on permanent display. Our engaging events and conversations, education, and advocacy training bring together leading thinkers on advancing rights.  For more information, visit civilandhumanrights.org. Join the conversation on civil and human rights on @ctr4chr (Twitter), @ctr4chr (Facebook), and @ctr4chr (Instagram).

 Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP)

Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation of the photographic arts and the enrichment of the Atlanta art community. Celebrating its 22nd year, ACP helps make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form by creating experiences that enrich, inspire and transform. In addition to year-round programs ACP produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States each October.  More at acpinfo.org

Atlanta Photography Group

Established in 1987, Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing and sustaining an inclusive and vibrant photography community. Through its exhibitions and programming, members and audiences alike benefit from the exceptionally high level of support and opportunities that APG provides.

APG is generously funded by the LUBO Fund, the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

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