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June 13, 2024: “Photography is Art” with Gay Allen | Monthly Meeting



Our June Monthly Meeting will be on June 13, 2024 at 6:45 pm!


The monthly club meeting is a free event for anyone who shares a passion for photography, from the total beginner with your phone to a professional with multiple gear sets. Please join us in-person or online and invite anyone who may be interested in exploring and learning about photography!


We meet at Atlanta Tech Park at 107 Technology Parkway, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. You are welcome to arrive at 6:15 pm for fellowship and social time to meet new and current members. ​


Join Zoom Meeting on June 13th at 6:45pm


Our June Speaker is Gay Allen and the topic will be "Photography is Art"!


Is photography art? If so, what does it mean when we have a camera? Gay is going to discuss photography as art. What criteria can be used to make your photography more artistic. This will improve your ability to enjoy photography and have your work be more appealing to galleries and prospective purchasers or fans.


You will learn how to identify artistic opportunities and embellish them with your knowledge of the technical aspects of photography, but also improve your artistic analysis. You will learn about how to think about the attributes of artistic photography and how to have your photography appeal to other people.


About Gay Allen:


Gay Allen has worked as a professional photographer with color & black and white

photographs in annual reports of 5 national and over 30 regional corporations. She was a photographer for Louisville Magazine, Tulane University Medical Center, Louisville Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky Dance Council, Inc., Pan American Life Insurance Company and New Orleans Yacht Club; and was a stringer for USA Today.


Gay Allen was an Art major and founded Photography Salon, Atlanta Artists Center. She has conducted critiques, classes and curated over 100 shows (regionally) in 10 years. She has designed information systems for academic, for-profit and non-profit national organizations, including IBM and recently retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she was a Health

Scientist, in computer sciences.


GALLERIES: Site Brooklyn Gallery; Arthouse Gallery, NY; Farmhouse Gallery, Grand Central Station; Red Dot Miami; National Arts Show Gallery, Dallas; Cade Fine Arts Center, Washington D.C; Center for Fine Art Photography, Denver; Museum of Computer Art, New York; Atrium Show, Hartsfield International Airport; numerous Atlanta galleries.


AWARDS: 32 ribbons from wide variety of judges: Laurie Kratochvil, Rolling Stone Magazine; Dillard Sun, Excellence Award, Photographer’s Forum Magazine International Best of Photography, 2007; Amy Miller, Director Atlanta Celebrates Photography; Katheryn Kolb, Director, Serenbe Photography Center; Mark Karelson, Mason Murer Gallery; Alan Avery, Alan Avery Gallery; Tony Casadonte, Lumiere Gallery.


PHOTOGRAPHY IN PUBLICATIONS: Eight pages of photographs, STREETS Magazine, 2018; “Sunsations 26” Photographer’s Forum’s Best of Photography Annual, 2007; “Delta Mud,” Inspired Georgia book, 2016; “Way High,” First place, Atlanta Artists Center Awards Publication, 2015.


KUDOES:

"Thank you again for speaking at the Art Partners event last night at Chic Gallery. The guests loved hearing from you and were really intrigued by your talents and beautiful works. I think you did an excellent job engaging and educating the crowd. We truly appreciate your support of the museum!"

~ Rachelle Beisel, Annual Programs Manager, High Museum of Art



Check out Gay's photography:





Hope you can join us for the June Meeting on June 13th!
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