Coweta Photographers Have Been Honored by Slow Exposures
One of the most prestigious photographic art shows in the nation is the Slow Exposures Photographical Exhibition of the Rural South held in Pike County and strongly supported by its people. Coweta County photographers have submitted entries to this exhibition and have been highly honored for their efforts. Last year five Cowetans had their entries accepted and two of these won prizes: the Grand Prize was won by Gary Gruby of Senoia and Deborah Smith of Grantville received an Honorable Mention for hers. Last year Paul Conlan of Newnan was both a winner and was also honored by being named to the organization which plans and runs the show. And he recently was further honored by being given the position of redesigning their website, http://www.slowexposures.org/, where information can be obtained about this year's contest as well as those held in the past. Here is what the site says abot Slow Exposures 2007
SlowExposures 2007 General Information A Juried Exhibition Celebrating Photography of the Rural South
September 21 through September 30
Pike County, Georgia
"SlowExposures," the nationally recognized photography exhibition that underscores the diversity, contradictions and complexity of the rural South, opens Friday, September 21, 2007 for two weekends in the picturesque town of Concord, Georgia. The fifth anniversary of the free photography showcase will be held in the historic 1887 R.F. Strickland Center, a late nineteenth century mercantile store listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Pike County, south of Atlanta.
The SlowExposures opening on Friday, September, 21, is followed by a benefit gala dinner/dance/auction on Saturday, September 22. The six-day exhibit continues on September 23, 28, 29 and 30, with a BBQ picnic on Saturday, September 29 hosted by the Pike County Arts Council.
"Annually, scores of photographers submit their art for jury selection," says Christine Curry, Chair of the annual free event. "Over three hundred images are usually submitted: most from the southeast," reports Curry. "For the 2006 SlowExposures show, photographers from nine states representing thirty-four cities and towns presented their works for jury selection, with a sizable contingent from Pike County."