Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Every year, since I was introduced to it, I keep tabs on Atlanta Celebrates Photography. It is a city wide experience of photographic art for the whole month of October. It is interesting seeing the photographs and instructive to read the artists statements The prints to be featured in this exhibition reflect Simone’s long-term quest to “invest the print with the emotional resonance that I felt when I first saw the picture.” Made largely in and around Atlanta and the photographer’s home state of Massachusetts, the photographs showcase Simone’s sensitive response to the visual rhythms of his environment. Simone describes his work as spontaneous and improvisational: “Like jazz music, the photographs resonate with the eccentric impulses and private curiosities that led me to them. These are the most intimate images I’ve ever shown, not for what they depict but for what they reveal.
Contemporary Photography Fall 2011