Midtown Atlanta from Piedmont Park ©atlanta.org
Thursday, May 17th
Join us at 6 pm for a Welcome Dinner at the home of one of Atlanta’s premiere photography collectors. David will give a presentation of his work, and we’ll talk about the agenda for the following two days, while we dine on nouveau Southern cuisine in a fabulous setting amidst great photography.
Bubble Paris ©David Carol
Friday, May 18th
The day begins at 11 am when we meet at the Hyatt Midtown, 10th and Peachtree, for a lunchtime stroll down Peachtree Street shooting with David. David will focus on how to notice your surroundings, be in the moment and “feel” the movements and actions of the people, and how to translate that into a photograph. All this in the heart of downtown Atlanta.
Easily accessible from the Hyatt …
- Margaret Mitchell House and Museum (2-minute walk)
- High Museum of Art (9-minute walk)
- Georgia Institute of Technology (12-minute walk)
- Atlanta Botanical Garden (14-minute walk)
- Piedmont Park (14-minute walk)
- World of Coca Cola (21-minute walk)
- Georgia Aquarium (23-minute walk)
- College Football Hall of Fame (26-minute walk)
- Mercedes-Benz Stadium (30-minute walk)
Who Cares ©David Carol
Lumiere Gallery will host our class from 2-4 for a private tour of their current exhibition, The Collector’s Eye, a survey of 20th Century Photography featuring more than 50 photographers. The show follows a chronological focus including Early Years, One World . . . One People – American, European and Asian perspectives, Portraiture, Abstraction, Architecture, and Photobook covers . . . closing with Photography as Propaganda. For a preview go here.
Late afternoon @5 we’ll meet up on the Atlanta Beltline for more street shooting during rush hour and early evening. You might want to download the On The Atlanta Beltline app, or go here for the website.
Between 7-8 we’ll gather at Park Tavern on Piedmont Park for dinner, and discussions on our day.
Saturday, May 19th
The class will meet in the atrium of the High Museum at 9:30a for a 10:00a docent’s tour of the exhibition Mark Steinmetz: Terminus
The High Museum of Art began collecting photographs in the early 1970s, making it among the earliest museums to commit to the medium. Today, the High’s photography department is one of the nation’s leading programs and, with some 6,500 prints, comprises the Museum’s largest collection.
The High Museum of Art will debut more than 60 new works by Athens-based photographer Mark Steinmetz commissioned for its “Picturing the South” series in Mark Steinmetz: Terminus on view through June 3, 2018. Established in 1996, “Picturing the South” is a distinctive initiative that asks noted photographers to turn their lenses toward the American South to create work for the High’s collection. For his commission, Steinmetz focused on air travel and Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport—the most heavily trafficked airport in the world. Taking its title from Atlanta’s original name, the exhibition closely considers the activity and interactions that make the airport the crossroads of the New South.
David J Carol
David J. Carol is a photographer, writer, curator, editor, teacher, lecturer and publisher. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He recently retired after 25+ years as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to become the Editor-in-Chief of Peanut Press Books. He loves giving photographers a platform to share and discuss their work with the photographic community. He is able to do this as a contributing writer to Rangefinder Magazine and PDN as well as doing portfolio reviews at such varied venues as The Palm Springs Photo Festival, PhotoPlus Expo in NYC, ASMP Fine Art, APA, Flashpoint Boston, Filter Photo Festival in Chicago, Slow Exposures Festival in Georgia, The Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado and The Savannah College of Art and Design.
David is the author of four monographs, 40 Miles of Bad Road…, ALL MY LIES ARE TRUE…, “THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!” and his latest book, NO PLAN B. He also recently completed a trilogy of books, “Where’s the Monkey?”, “Here’s the Deal!” and “All My Pictures Look the Same.” with Cafe Royal Books, London.
David’s other work experiences include editing and sequencing photo books, curating photo shows, and being a Judge for contests at multiple magazines and universities, including the prestigious PDN Photo Annual since 2003. He has also given lectures/workshops on his own work and photography in general at SCAD, SVA, ASMP, photo-eye gallery, The Center for Alternative Photography: Penumbra Foundation, Out of Chicago Festival, PhotoPlus Expo, Filter Photo Festival, SlowExposure Festival and The Center for Fine Art Photography to mention a few.
Fee: $895.00 includes:
Companion Rate $175.00 includes: