SlowExposures 2016 © Ellen Tew

Since 2003, fine art photographers and photography lovers from across the United States gather in Pike County, Georgia for SlowExposures. It’s the annual juried exhibition that celebrates the rural American South—in the rural South. Although Pike County is only an hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where, once, “Cotton was King”. To add context to the images, the work is displayed in late nineteenth-century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. This “sense of place” makes for an experience filled with shared, serendipitous moments where the energy is infectious and the conversations, thought-provoking. 


Photography 101 offered by The Showcase School of Photography

Photography 101 offered by
The Showcase School of Photography

This year, we’re calling our fifteenth show “Unplugged”—September 14 – 17. Four days of exhibitions and events that will feature a diverse exchange of views of this most intriguing region. We’re pleased to welcome Arnika Dawkins and John Wall as our esteemed jurors for this year’s SlowExposures Exhibition. Visitors can view the main show at Stricklands in Concord, as well as our Paul Conlan Award Show featuring work by last year’s first place winner, db Waltrip.  Afterwards, stop by the Whiskey Bonding Barn to see the work based on “Inspired Georgia”, a gorgeous helping of Georgia-based photographers and poets, curated by The Georgia Council of the Arts, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Georgia Humanities. And, our 2017 PopUp Shows can be found all around the Courthouse Square in Zebulon.  Visit our 2017 Satellite Shows by Doug Eng and Ryan Steed.  Sunday’s events include the Jurors’ Talk and the wonderful celebration of our  Young Photographers’ Show.   

Beautiful Barn PopUp by Ellen Tew

Beautiful Barn PopUp by Ellen Tew


There’s lots to do this year!  Visit.  Unplug.  See.  Share.  It’s all here September 14 through 17.