Exhibitions, Pubs, Presentations

Upcoming Exhibitions/Events

2014

“Through the Windows of My Eyes”:  Friday, October 3 – Friday, October 31
South Fulton Arts Center
4645 Butner Road, College Park, GA 30349

Past Exhibitions/Events

2014

Atlanta Airport Exhibition: January – April 2014
Airport Atrium

2013

Photography Panel Discussion: Sunday, October 27th, 2-5 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Panel moderated by Sheila Pree-Bright and the panelists are: Polly Barr of the Atlanta Photography Group; Arnika Dawkins of the Arnika Dawkins Gallery; Lisa Tuttle, Fulton County Arts and Culture; and Sistagraphy members.
For more information, call 678-369-3574

Photo Slam: Sunday, October 13th, 2-5 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.
For more information, call 678-369-3574

” A Different Eye” Artist Talk: Sunday, September 29th, 2-5 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 303010.

“A Different Eye: Sistagraphy Celebrates 20 Years of Photography,”
Opening Reception, Sunday, September 8th, 2-5 p.m.
Hammonds House Museum, 503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 303010.

Sistagraphy 20th Anniversary Flyer

2012
“Feminine Factor,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA
“CONVERGENCE,” in celebration with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2011
“Spaces: Great and Small,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

The concept of space is a fluid notion. There is not simply one way to define it. Its meanings, its references are diverse and abundant. Examples can include personal space, outer space, limited space and breathing space. It can refer to an area, a gap, or even the elusive act of “giving someone space.”  Sistagraphy presents “Spaces: Great and Small” as a means to share our diverse approach to the theme of space. Our photographs represent the whimsical as well as the spiritual. They range from the literal to the abstract. We hope that as you examine the contrast between them, you will also discover the dichotomy within them. The West African slave dungeons, at first glance, suggest a vast complex of oppressive structures. At the same time, we are reminded of the small, cramped areas where human beings were once confined. A bouquet of flowers can appear enormous to the tiniest of insects, yet to the human eye, it epitomizes the smallest of worlds.  If after viewing this exhibit, you too develop a more critical eye to the things around you, then you will be one step closer to appreciating not only what we see, but the way we see it.  SISTAGRAPHY invites you to enter into our space.

“Kaleidoscope,” In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, The Beignet Connection, Atlanta, GA

2010
“Lifescapes: Where I cast my eyes from where I am,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Buckhead/Central, Atlanta, GA

A collection of photographs exploring the world landscape from the members of Sistagraphy, the collective of African-American photographers. A tapestry of analog and digital techniques, this new works exhibition includes black and white, color and mixed media.  Featuring photographs by Lauren Clark, Connie G. Cross, Mikki Ferrill, Camille Wright Felton, Karen Kimbrough and more!

Atlanta Fulton Public Library
Buckhead (Ida Williams) Branch
269 Buckhead Ave.
(404) 814-3500

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
1 Margret Mitchell Square NW
Central Branch ~ Lower Level
Atlanta, GA 30303
404.730. 1700

“Autonomy: A Conversation with Self,” In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Southwest Arts Center Theater & Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2009
“Dear World: A Visual Message to the World,” In collaboration with Girls, Inc. ( Marietta, Georgia) and Women in Focus (Atlanta, Georgia ), Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA
Sistagraphy Selects,” Morgan County African-American Museum, Madison, GA
“Reclamation of Memory,” As a part of the 2009 National Black Arts Festival, Curated by Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Madison Morgan Cultural Center, Madison, GA

“The Colored Museum,” Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center, Decatur, GA
“On Line?”, In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates photography

2008
“Disappearing Black Neighborhoods,” Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

“Changing Faces: Moving Dreams,” Auburn Avenue Research Library On African-American Culture and History, Atlanta, GA
“Good Vibrations,” The New Arts Exchange, Atlanta GA

2007
“Free for All,” Temple Gallery, Dekalb Council For the Arts, Decatur, GA
“Just Between Us…A Reflection of Women’s Lives,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2006
Food for the Soul,” Milliken Art Gallery, Converse College, Spartanburg, SC
“Soaring Without Wings,” Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
“Life Shows Up,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA
“Free for All,” Georgia Perimeter College, Dunwoody, GA

2005
“Tellin’ It Like It Is,” West End Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
“Duality: Food for the Soul & Paradox,” The Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA
“Quickening,” Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA
“Passing the Light,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2004
“Continuous Vision: The Sistagraphy Retrospective, New & Selected Works,” Auburn Avenue
Research Library on African-American Culture and History, Atlanta, GA
“Storm In A Tea Cup,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA
“My Favorite Things,” Mason Murer, Atlanta, GA

2003
“Continuous Vision: The Sistagraphy Retrospective, 1993 – 2003,” Chastain Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Verse & Vision,” Atlanta – Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2002
“Silence Speaks,” The Contemporary, Atlanta, GA
“From the Beginning,” Center for Aids and Humanity, Atlanta, GA
“Weather Equals the World,” Art Farm, Atlanta, GA
“Connected Vision,” Atlanta-Fulton County Library/Buckhead, Atlanta, GA
“Gyration 02,” West End Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, GA
“Re-Rewind,” Georgia Perimeter College/Clarkston Campus, Clarkston, GA

2001
“A Sense of Passion,” Georgia Perimeter College/Clarkston Campus, Clarkston, GA
“Power of Self,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2000
“What’s Going On,” Gilbert House, Atlanta, GA
“Rewind,” Studioplex, Atlanta, GA
“Paradox” and “Food for the Soul,” Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
“Gyration,” Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
“A Common Thread,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

1999
“Identity Check,” Youth Art Connection Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Paradox,” Native Sun Gallery, Smyrna, GA
“Food for the Soul,” Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
“Sista to Sister,” Atlanta-Fulton Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

1998
“Food for the Soul,” Backdrop Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“Gyration,” Rush Art Gallery, New York, NY

1997
“Gyration,” Hammonds House Galleries and Resource Center, Atlanta, GA

1996
“And Still We Rise,” M Print Gallery, Atlanta, GA
“From the Soul,” Delta Sigma Theta House Alumnae Chapter, Columbus, GA

1995
“From the Soul,” M Print Gallery, Atlanta, GA

1994
“Members Show,” West End Performing Arts Center, Atlanta, GA

1993
“An Exhibition: 9 Diverse Women Photographers,” Frames and Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA


Selected Publications

“Photos Affirm Lives of Black Women,” 2003, Atlanta Journal & Constitution
“Weather Girls,” Creative Loafing, February 2002, pg. 61, Atlanta, GA
“Collecting African American Art,” Halima Taha, Crown Publishers, 1999
“Arts Scene,” American Visions, June/July 1998
“Zone With Passion,” June/July 1998, pg. 2
“Swing Out Sisters,” Creative Loafing, 1997, Atlanta, GA
“Catching the Dancers in the Act,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 1997
“Seeing the Dancers and the Dance,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, July 1997
“From the Soul,” Atlanta Journal and Constitution, July 1995


Lectures, Workshops, and Artist Talks

2013 – “20 years of Sistagraphy with Sistagraphy Members,” Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2013 – “Photo Slam,” Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2013 – “Photography Panel Discussion” with Shelia Pree Bright, Polly Barr, Arnika Dawkins, Lisa Tuttle, and members of Sistagraphy, Hammonds House Museum, Atlanta, GA

2013 – “Journey Project – Redressing The Stone,” City of Lithonia, Georgia, Lithonia Stoncrest Library/Lithonia, GA

2012 – “Feminine Factor,” Atlanta Fulton-Public Library/Central, Atlanta, GA

2011– “Wish You Were Here,” Atlanta Fulton-Public Library/Central, Atlanta. GA

2010 – “Autonomy: A Conversation With Self” Workshop & Lecture, Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater, Atlanta, GA

2005“Gender in Motion African American Women Artist Collective”, National Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Atlanta, GA
“Duality-Food for the Soul” and “Paradox” The Cultural Arts Center of Douglasville, Douglasville, GA

2004“Conversation with Sistagraphy,” Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture & History
“The Sistagraphy Retrospective,” WABA-TV Fox 5, Atlanta, GA, WRFG, 89.3, Atlanta, GA

2000“Iconography,” Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
“Sistagraphy: Gyrations,” Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio

1999 “Identity Check,” Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta, GA

1997“Sistagraphy: Gyrations,” WABA-TV Fox 5, Atlanta, GA


Community Projects & Community Service

2013 – “Picture Me Workshop,” In collaboration with the “Charles Teenie Harris Photography Exhibit” at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Sistagraphy members conduct a hands on, 2 hour photography workshop for kids, ages 6-12. Disposable digital cameras were provided. Instructor: Jena Jones.

2013 – “Journey Project-Redressing the Stone-City of Lithonia,” In collaboration with Visual Mythologist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Sistagraphy members document the many facets of the Lithonia community, bringing together the historical and legacies of the African-American community, and people who make up the Lithonia community.

2012 – “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes”: Community Walk Against Domestic Violence,” Sponsored by “Sisters Empowerment Network, a local 501(c)3 non-profit organization who’s mission is intended to bring awareness to the plight and epidemic of domestic violence and the emotional scaring that it leaves in the community. Sistagraphy members offered photographic services to document the walk, document programing with city and county officials of Riverdale Georgia, documentation of “Car Sale” and other fundraising activities.

2012 – “The Pink Ribbon Walk,” Sponsored by “Sisters By Choice, a local organization whose goal is to remain an innovative leader in breast cancer education, awareness and resources for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Sistagraphy members offered photographic services to document the walk and helping with other needed task. The walk was at Piedmont Park.

2011 – “Wish You Were Here,”  A youth photography project in collaboration with The Pittsburgh (Atlanta, Georgia neighborhood) Public Art Collaborative. The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Communities in Schools of Atlanta. The project allowed young people ages nine-15 to explore the notion of gentrification of their community through photography.

2010 -“6 Ways To Improve Your Photography Without Spending A Dime,” A community service workshop led by a Sistagraphy member in conjunction with “Autonomy: A Conversation With Self,” at The Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater, Atlanta, GA.

2010 – “Black Family Symposium” at Georgia Archives, Morrow Georgia, a family history community project. Sistagraphy members lectured on “Preserving Old Family Photos” along with showcasing artful ways family photos may be presented.

2008 – “Sistagraphy,” in collaboration with the Center For Working Families, Inc., and Auburn Avenue Research Library presents “Changing Faces: Moving Dreams,” an interdisciplinary project/exhibit that uses oral history and photography to create a portrait of six Atlanta communities.

2009 – “Dear World,” A youth photography project with members of Girls Inc. of Marietta, Ga and “Women in Focus” an Atlanta-based photography group. The project allowed young girls nine-12 to photographically “write” photographic messages of encouragement to the world.

“The Colored Museum,” As the “Artist in Residence” for Theatre South, Sistagraphy exhibited selected photographs in the lobby gallery of the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center. DeKalb County, GA.

2005 – “Tellin it like it is,” A youth photography project with children and youth of the non-profit group “Aid to imprisoned Mothers”. This project allowed young people ages nine-15 to photograph and discuss life in their West End Atlanta community.

2002 – “From the Beginning,” A photographic exhibition by selected Sistagraphy members chronicling the sheroes and heroes of the HIV/Aids Movement in Atlanta. Presented in conjunction with the Center for Aids & Humanities of Atlanta and Emory University Oral History Department.

1999 – “Identity Check” – A youth photography project with girls, ages eight-12, from the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta. The project used the camera and photographs as learning tools to discuss female identity.

•  Over the years, “Sistagraphy”  members have volunteered their time with The Hammonds House Museum, an African American Art Gallery as host to various art exhibitions.

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