SlowExposures 2009 Celebrating Photography of the Rural South
|Category:||Art Contests > Photography|
|Entry Fee:||$21 - 30|
|Prizes:||$2,000 in awards and inclusion in the exhibition|
Since its beginning in 2003, SlowExposures volunteers have created an annual celebration of photography to remind visitors to “slow down” by letting the images surprise, educate, reacquaint and challenge their perceptions of the rural south. Most of the events during the two week show are held in National Historic Registered buildings—it’s a way to provide authentic historical context for the photographs and to assist in the structures’ preservation and reuse.
Located one hour south of Atlanta’s metropolitan airport, SlowExposures attracts over 1,000 visitors to see exceptional work at the main and satellite exhibits, attend workshops and salons, and to take part in the black-tie SlowExposures Ball on Saturday night of opening weekend.
This year, the traditional home of SlowExposures is undergoing a much-anticipated renovation—the show will be moved to the Historic Candler Field Museum in Williamson, Georgia. The Airfield is both a working airfield that specializes in antique aircraft and the beginnings of an ambitious recreation of Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport as it existed in the 1920’s. SlowExposures 2009 promises to be a fascinating and unique collaboration of technology, history and fine art, set in the rural ambiance of Pike County.