Eyes on Atlanta:
Black Contemporary Photography 2022

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Curator: Darnell Wilburn

Director of Media and Cultural Outreach, Atlanta Photography Group, Atlanta, GA

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 will be curated and on view from 7-14 days in our gallery in between our flagship exhibitions.

Darnell Wilburn, APG’ s Director of Media and Cultural Outreach spearheaded this initiative called Eyes on Atlanta: Windows into our Community. The initiative kicked off with the first micro- exhibition called Eyes on Atlanta: Black Contemporary Photography, and curated by Wilburn, on April 18, 2022.

Exhibition: April 18 – April 30, 2022
Opening Reception and Artist/Curator’s Talk: In-Person at the APG Gallery
Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 6pm-8:30pm
Featured Artists

Rick Banks
Armetrice Cabine
Sharon Dowdell
Daniel Edwards
Nichole Fink
DS Hathaway
Chris Lake
Shoccara Marcus
Tokie Rome-Taylor
Zvante Silver
Lynsey Weatherspoon
Darnell Wilburn
Bessie Winn-Afeku
Gabriella Wyke

Curators Statement

Blacks are not a monolith. That’s what this exhibition is set forth to assert. By highlighting these wonderful artists, this proclamation became a showcase for beauty, architecture, portraiture, conceptual, abstract, and documentary photography created by black artists who are varied in the way they capture and process imagery. In this exhibition you will find that in some instances, their blackness is centered in their work. In other instances, it has informed the work, but isn’t the focus of the work. While there may be a shared experience, each is left to determine their distinctive, singular voice. That’s what makes each artist unique.