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Call For Entry - Portfolio 2020

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The Atlanta Photography Group – Call For Entries - “Portfolio 2020” focuses on presenting contemporary photographic projects.


ATLANTA - Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now accepting entries for the upcoming exhibition - “PORTFOLIO 2020”

APG’s annual exhibition “PORTFOLIO” will feature photographic projects by artists who present cohesive, creative and fresh perspectives into traditional photographic genres. 

“Portfolio is APG’s annual exhibition featuring photographic artists with cohesive projects. It’s always a pleasure to have such outstanding images featured in the gallery. We are particularly pleased to welcome, Dr. Sarah Kennel, High Museum Photography curator, as the juror for our 2020 exhibition.” says Judith Pishnery, APG Executive Director.

PORTFOLIO 2020 is APG’s annual exhibition featuring strong, cohesive bodies of work. Still images from all photographic processes are considered for this exhibition. This juror for “Portfolio 2020” is Dr. Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator at the High Museum of Art, located in Atlanta, GA. Kennel will select one body of work from up to 8 artists for the exhibition. All exhibiting artists will be eligible for the 2020 APG/ Purchase Award of $2500, which includes placement in a museum permanent collection.

About Juror – Dr. Sarah Kennel

Sarah Kennel is the High Museum of Art’s Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography. Kennel joined the High in July 2019 from the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass, where she oversaw an extensive collection of photographs dating from 1839 to the present and managed an active and globally oriented photography program.

While at PEM, she  co-curated the critically acclaimed touring exhibition Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings, organized by PEM and the National Gallery of Art, which opened at the High in October 2019, as well as Order of Imagination: The Photographs of Olivia Parker; 'A lasting memento: John Thomson along the River Min; and permanent collection installations. At PEM, she developed the first strategic plan for the photography department and spearheaded important gifts. Kennel previously served for nine years as a curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where she helped oversee the photography collection and manage an active exhibition, acquisition and research program.

As an art historian, Kennel has written and contributed to many publications, including the catalogue for Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings (with co-curator Sarah Greenough of the National Gallery of Art), which was awarded best photographic book at the 2018 Festival International du Livre d’Art et du Film. She has taught at Princeton University; the University of California, Berkeley; and George Washington University, and her numerous fellowships and awards include the Samuel H. Kress Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellowship and the Mary Davis Predoctoral Fellowship at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, both at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Kennel earned a doctorate and a Master of Arts in art history from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.

APG/Museum Purchase Award

All the artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for the 2019 APG/ Museum Purchase Award of $2500. Each year, a museum curator reviews the exhibition and selects works from one artist for the Museum’s permanent collection. APG purchases the work and donates the pieces to the museum. The Portfolio 2020 purchase award is slated for the High Museum of Art.

High Museum of Art

The High Museum of Art is home to the most significant photography program in the American Southeast. The Museum began acquiring photographs in the early 1970s, making it one of the earliest American art museums to commit to collecting the medium. Kennel will oversee the photography department, including related exhibitions and programs, as well as its collection of more than 7,000 works spanning the 1840s to the present. With strengths in American modernist and documentary traditions from the mid-20th century and a robust commitment to contemporary practice, the photography collection features a strong base of pictures related to the American South, which are situated within a global context that is both regionally relevant and internationally significant.


Entry Criteria & Dates:

Must be an Atlanta Photography Group member to enter.

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Entries open: Jan 1 – Feb 23, 2020

Deadline For Entries: Feb 23, 2020, Midnight

Exhibition Dates: April 25 – May 23, 2020

Entry Fees Apply: see the website


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About Atlanta Photography Group

Established in 1987, Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to developing and sustaining an inclusive and vibrant photography community. Through its exhibitions and programming, members and audiences alike benefit from the exceptionally high level of support and opportunities that APG provides.

APG is generously funded by the LUBO Fund, the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA also receives support from its partner agency, the National Endowment for the Arts.

APG Gallery is free and open to the public: Tuesday – Saturday 12 – 4pm 75 Bennett St NW, B1 Atlanta GA 30309. If you have any questions or concerns, contact Judith Pishnery at  or call the gallery 404-605-0605