Juried Exhibition Celebrating
Photography of the Rural South
2008 Theme: The Rural South - Real and Imagined
September 19, 20 and 21 & September 26, 27 and 28, 2008
Concord, Pike County , Georgia
SlowExposures, the nationally recognized photography exhibition that faithfully captures the theme of the rural South's history and character, opens Friday, September 19th 2008 for two weekends in the picturesque town of Concord , Georgia.
More than 120 photographers from 14 states submitted over 600 photos for consideration. From these, nationally recognized jurors chose 71 images from 47 artists through a "blind" selection process. The photos capture the rich romance and sweeping vistas of South in color and black and white.
“This year’s SlowExposures photographs have come of age. Each image is a special look at our heritage with a fresh insight and new perspective,” says Chris Curry, Director of the photography exhibit. “We are very pleased with the artwork and think that the public that views these images will come away with a renewed vision of their birthright.”
The sixth anniversary of this free photography showcase will be held in the historic 1887 R.F. Strickland Building, a late nineteenth century mercantile store listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Pike County, south of Atlanta.
Located one hour south of the Atlanta airport, SlowExposures attracts thousands of visitors each year who visit bucolic Pike County to view and purchase original and innovative works from photographers from all over the United States .
SlowExposures is the annual fundraiser of Pike Historic Preservation and is dedicated to supporting the historical and cultural heritage of the rural south through contemporary photography. All proceeds from the show and the dinner/dance go to the preservation of Pike County 's historic buildings and landscapes.
For more information, including a complete schedule of events, please visit www.slowexposures.org or contact Slow Exposures, PO Box 489 , Zebulon , GA , 30295 , (770) 567-2029.
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