Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) is back for its 13th year with a citywide festival during the month of October.

The event includes a wide variety of exhibitions and multiple events around Atlanta and throughout the surrounding communities. The festival’s diverse offerings bring together professional and amateur photographers, general art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics and collectors.

Hundreds of venues – from galleries to coffee shops – are involved, so it’s impossible to list them all here, but some highlights will include:

My Atlanta Exhibition: Photographers of all kinds are encouraged to bring their best print to hang in the Piedmont Park Community Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Impossible Project: In 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant and started to invent produce new instant film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras. Dave Bias will take about the challenges of the project Oct. 14, 7-9 p.m. at King Plow Arts Center.

Chip Simone Lecture: Local artist Chip Simone and High Museum photography curator Brett Abbott will discuss Simone’s work, which is part of the exhibition The Resonant Image, on Oct. 20, 7 to 9 p.m.

ACP Film Series: There will be screening of films of all types – from traditional 35mm to smartphone camera epics – at The Goat Farm Arts Center on Oct. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Photobook Fair: ACP hold the fair to showcase self-published photo books and gives photographers a chance to show and sell their books to the public on Oct. 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Piedmont Park Community Center.

For a full schedule and to download the program, visit

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.