Picturing

Justice

A photography exhibition presented by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in conjunction with Mary Stanley Studio and Atlanta Celebrates Photography

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HOURS & DIRECTIONS

Picturing Justice is a photography and video exhibition presented by the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in conjunction with Mary Stanley Studio and Atlanta Celebrates Photography. Five documentary photographers explore diverse notions of home and community, with attention to key focus areas for the work of Atlanta Legal Aid. Photographers include: Carlos Javier Ortiz, Beate Sass, Greg Kahn, Maura Friedman, and Michael David Murphy. These artists will tell stories of place and cultural identity. Their imagery and personal narratives will provide a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by vulnerable populations in Atlanta and throughout the US, highlighting the important work done by Legal Aid on their behalf.    

We All We Got by Carlos Javier Ortiz and and Brown Planet Productions.

Free and open to the public, the exhibition will be mounted at Atlanta Legal Aid’s downtown Atlanta headquarters at 54 Ellis Street from October 4 to November 3. Exhibition hours are Monday through Friday, 12:00  PM to 4:00 PM and by appointment.

The Photographers

Albert Vaughn was killed on this block after getting into an argument with Nathaniel Tucker, who struck him in the head with a baseball bat. AlbertÕs family members knew him as ÒLil Al.Ó Englewood, Chicago, 2008

Carlos Javier Ortiz is a director, cinematographer and documentary photographer. He focuses on urban life, gun violence, racism, poverty and marginalized communities. In 2016, Carlos received a Guggenheim Fellowship for film/video. For Atlanta Legal Aid, he ….. Learn more about him on his website.

Greg Kahn (b. 1981) is an American documentary fine art photographer. Kahn grew up in a small coastal town in Rhode Island, and attended The George Washington University in Washington D.C. In August of 2012, Kahn co-founded GRAIN, a photo collective. Kahn’s work concentrates on issues that shape personal and cultural identity. His Pulitzer Prize finalist project, “It’s Not a House, It’s a Home,” explores how the foreclosure crisis in Florida defined a new class of homelessness. In Kahn’s ongoing project 3 Millimeters, the quiet depletion of land is the catalyst for the evolution of the inhabitants’ identity. And his recent project in Cuba considers how governance molds individuality. Visit his website for more information.

 

Beate Sass, a Georgia-based photographer, is a visual storyteller with an interest in documenting the history and culture of the southeast region. See more of her work on her website.

Maura Friedman, based in Atlanta, considers herself a freelance visual journalist and multimedia producer. Her work is an intimate look at her subjects and can be viewed on her website.

Based out of Atlanta, Michael is a photographer, videographer, and multimedia producer. His work can be viewed on his website.

Upcoming Events

4
October
2017
Opening Reception
5:00 pm 8:00 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
4
October
2017
Film Screening with Carlos Javier Ortiz & Brown Planet Productions
8:00 pm 9:00 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
6
October
2017
Lunch & Artist Talk – Carlos Javier Ortiz
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
12
October
2017
Lunch & Artist Talk – Greg Kahn
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
18
October
2017
Lunch & Artist Talk – Beate Sass
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
19
October
2017
Evening with the Artists
5:00 pm 8:00 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
26
October
2017
Lunch & Artist Talk – Maura Friedman
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis
2
November
2017
Lunch & Artist Talk – Michael David Murphy
12:00 pm 1:30 pm
King & Spalding Event Hall at 54 Ellis

The Curator

Mary Stanley

Independent Curator, Mary Stanley Studio & Founder, Young Collectors Club

Mary Stanley is an independent curator, arts advocate and private art consultant who has been working in contemporary art and photography for over 20 years. Mary Stanley Studio curates and produces exhibitions in an array of venues including galleries, museums and nontraditional art spaces.  Dedicated to the Atlanta creative community and its integral part in the contemporary art world at large, Mary Stanley devotes a significant portion of her time to working with non-profit organizations including the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Board of Visitors at Lamar Dodd School of Art at University of Georgia, and the Board of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Idea Capital Steering Committee, the Atlanta Women’s Foundation and Atlanta Legal Aid. As part of her passion for contemporary art initiatives, she founded her Young Collectors Club in 2006 providing educational and social networking opportunities for young professionals interested in learning about and collecting contemporary art. Through her studio practice, she maintains personal relationships on an international scope with museums, galleries, nonprofit organizations and a select group of established and emerging artists. Visit www.marystanleystudio.com and www.youngcollectorsclubatl.com for more information.

Learn More

Hours & Directions
The Picturing Justice exhibit is at Atlanta Legal Aid’s Headquarters: 54 Ellis Street Atlanta, Georgia 30303 ...
About the Gallery
54 Ellis: Its History and Remarkable Residents Just as the Atlanta Legal Aid Society has evolved and grown ...

Event Sponsors

The Imlay Foundation

Colleagues of Frank Love in His Memory 

Mary E. Haverty Foundation

Federal Home Loan Bank of America

Ballard Spahr LLP

Livingston Foundation

Paula Lawton Bevington

LUBO Fund

Anderson Scott

Mary Stanley Studio

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Susan Anderson

Louise Shaw