During the last two weeks of September, SlowExposures Photography Festival welcomes visitors from across the United States to experience the rural South through the medium of fine art photography. For our twelfth season, Jurors Alexa Dilworth and Aline Smithson will curate the Main Exhibition from over 1,000 images that seek to interpret the contemporary American South. Visitors can visit satellite shows that range from lively “Pop-Ups” that feature individual and group collections, cutting edge seminars, book signings, and events that invite lively dialogue between photographers and the public.
Although Pike County is only an hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors will encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where, once, “Cotton was King”. To add context to the images, the shows are 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. Stay for the Opening Weekend social events including the casual and delicious “Dinner at Strickland’s” meal on Saturday, September 20, the Opening Brunch after the Jurors Talk on Sunday morning, September 21st and J.A.M. on Sunday afternoon where many of the juried-in photographers will be there to talk about their work in the Main Exhibition. Show events will be held at R.F. Strickland’s in Concord, Georgia. For more events and learning and networking opportunities, check our complete schedule for 2014.