Photo By Monty Orr

Juror: Melissa Dale

Director of Photography, The Nature Conservancy

For our Summer 2022 exhibition the Atlanta Photography Group partnered with The Nature Conservancy ( to produce a member-based exhibition to encourage people locally, regionally and nationally to do everything in their power to create a world where people and nature can thrive.

This exhibition featured photo-based work around nature, landscape, environmentalism, nature conservation, flora, fauna, nature-based documentary / Fine Art, and work about animals/insects/reptiles/fish and their habitat.

Our esteemed juror for this exhibition was Melissa (Ryan) Dale, Director of Photography for The Nature Conservancy.  Ms. Dale will be presented at the APG gallery via live stream during the opening reception, and local representatives from the Georgia Nature Conservancy branch came to the gallery to talk about their mission.

About The Nature Conservancy

 Founded in the U.S. through grassroots action in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than a million members and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff and over 400 scientists, we impact conservation in 76 countries and territories: 37 by direct conservation impact and 39 through partners.

Nature Conservancy Website:
Nature ConservancyMagazine Website:
Nature Conservancy IG: nature_org

Exhibition: June 20 – July 30, 2022
Opening Reception In-Person at the APG Gallery: Thursday, June 23, 2022, 6-8:30pm
Live Streamed Juror’s Talk: 7PM

Closing Event
Virtual Artist’s Talk – Wednesday, July 27, 2022   7:00 – 8:30PM

Participating Artists

Anne Berry
Benjimin Dimmitt
Charles Haynes
Charlotta Hauksdottir
Chip Standifer
Chris Anderson
Christian Wayne
Corinne Adams
Dale Niles
Dennis Segers
Diane Hemingway
Doug Sturgess
Ellen Mitchell
Gail Mitchell
Isebell Chenoweth
Jason Lindsey
Jennifer McKinnon

Jennifer Lawsky
Jerry Takigawa
Jeremy Janus
Jim Turner
John Garcia
John Howe
Ken Guthrie
Lynne Buchanan
Martha Ketterer
Monty Orr
Ning Ma
Patrick Krohn
Peter Essick
Polly Whitehorn
Ronnie McClure
Stephen Weiss
Suzanne Thompson
Teri Figliuzzi

Listen to an Interview with Melissa Dale
by APG’s Executive Director, Donna Garcia


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