Thursday, August 20, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Three Coweta Photographers In Slow Exposures Exhibition

  Coweta Arts Tidbits

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258


August 20, 2009


Three Coweta Photographers In SlowExposures Exhibition:


Paul Conlan, Gary Gruby, Carla Cook Smith


     In each year since its establishment there have been Coweta County photographers with entries accepted into the Slow Exposures Photographic Exhibition of the Rural South.  As the word has gotten out about the prestigious nature of this show, there have been more and more submissions from photographers all across the nation, making it more difficult each year to get admitted.  This year there were three photogrpahers from Coweta County who had entries accepted:  Paul Conlan, Gary Gruby, and Carla Cook Smith.  There were a total of 93 images accepted by the juror out of a total of 641 submitted.


     The schedule and other information is provided on this website, which describe the Exhibition in these words:




Celebrating Photography of the Rural South
September 18-20 & 23-27, 2009
Pike County, Georgia

About SlowExposures
Since its beginning in 2003, SlowExposures volunteers have created an annual celebration of photography to remind visitors to "slow down" by letting the images surprise, educate, reacquaint and challenge their perceptions of the rural south. Most of the events during the two week show are held in National Historic Registered buildings—it's a way to provide authentic historical context for the photographs and to assist in the structures' preservation and reuse.
Located one hour south of Atlanta's metropolitan airport, SlowExposures attracts over 1,000 visitors to see exceptional work at the main and satellite exhibits, attend workshops and salons, and to take part in the black-tie SlowExposures Ball on Saturday night of opening weekend.
This year, the traditional home of SlowExposures is undergoing a much-anticipated renovation—the show will be moved to the Historic Candler Field Museum in Williamson, Georgia. The Airfield is both a working airfield that specializes in antique aircraft and the beginnings of an ambitious recreation of Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport as it existed in the 1920's. SlowExposures 2009 promises to be a fascinating and unique collaboration of technology, history and fine art, set in the rural ambiance of Pike County.



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