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In the summer of 1967, four doctors and Georgia photographer Al Clayton toured the rural South and Atlanta to document the shacks the country’s poor called home and the meager diets they consumed. Struck by the group’s testimony later that year, Congress would go on to pass the Food Stamp Act.
As half of the creative photography studio Tropico Photo (with fiancé Forrest Aguar), Michelle Norris spends her days dreaming up bold and bright imagery for fashion layouts and advertising campaigns. Tropico’s portfolio includes work for Red Bull, Samsung, the New York Times, SanDisk, and King of Pops, but Norris says her favorite shoot was for the summer 2017 edition of Georgia-based Secret Catalog.
On October 7 Sid and Ann Mashburn will serve as honorary chairs of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s 12th annual gala. Held at the Porsche Experience Center, the event will include a silent and live auction of works by Parish Kohanim, Builder Levy, and Carl Martin, among others, to support the ACP, the largest annual community-based photo festival in the United States.
Oraien Catledge might not have been able to see that well—a childhood illness left him with impaired vision—but he knew where to look.
Since 1986 photographer Jim Gathany has documented the inner workings of the Centers for Disease Control, snapping images of visiting presidents, lab scientists at work, even mosquitoes as they feast on his own blood.
In 2015 Atlanta photographer Peter Essick strapped on cross-country skis and traveled across 10 miles of snow to Takakkaw Falls, the third highest waterfall in Canada, which he then scaled using ropes and ice picks—all to get a picture.
“This whole thing began because I was just a mom taking pictures of my daughters,” says Kate T. Parker, an Atlanta-based photographer. “They weren’t posing. They were just being themselves.”
The kids in Jeff Roffman's Christmas photos are not happy. All dolled up, they've been brought to Santa's workshop to sit on the big guy’s lap, smile, and tell him what they want for Christmas. Instead, they scream, cry, or run away in terror. And poor Santa grimaces and pouts right along with them.
If you were wowed by the High Museum’s recent Walker Evans exhibition, make a date to see MOCA’s Land Inhabited before it closes on November 19.