Artist Statement

Each year, a jury of 40+ photography professionals from around the world selects a group of 50 photographers (sourced from an international call for entries) whose work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. This year, THE FENCE will be exhibited simultaneously in seven locations: Brooklyn, NY; Boston, MA; Denver, Co; Houston, TX; Durham, NC; Santa Fe, NM; and in Atlanta, GA..

This exhibition, featuring over 700 feet of beautiful and provocative photography, is one of the most popular projects we have ever undertaken. It has educated and engaged audiences of all ages. This project has received accolades from notable Atlantans, visiting celebrities and hordes of children (the height of the images is perfect for engaging children).

ACP’s acclaimed public art program typically features temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta and just like the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, it is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional arts venues and expand the way audiences consider photography.


Artist Bio

Amy Miller has been Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography for the past 8 years. Ms. Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to obtain her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.
Founded in 1998, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

ACP will be working on this project with United Photo Industries of NY. United Photo Industries, a NY-based art-presenting organization, brings the photographic community together by presenting photography installations and events in unique locations off-the beaten path where the focus lies in content and is accessible to everyday people from all walks of life.

Launched in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.